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  • Congress won't save the Constitution from Trump; it's up to the courts

    Congress won't save the Constitution from Trump; it's up to the courts

    Our view: Rarely has a legal defense of the U.S. Constitution been more clear-cut than the multi-state lawsuit challenging President Trump’s bogus border emergency For anyone who might still be complaining that Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is too quick to sue the federal government, we...

  • School budget woes hit the suburbs; how will Hogan respond?

    School budget woes hit the suburbs; how will Hogan respond?

    Baltimore County’s school board just voted to send County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr. a budget request he says the county can’t afford. There’s actually talk in the county about raising taxes for the first time since the ‘90s to avoid cuts to the schools. The Howard County school board made...

  • Md. bills would eliminate burdensome juvenile justice fines and fees

    Md. bills would eliminate burdensome juvenile justice fines and fees

    Maryland is poised to play a critical leadership role in the fight for smart and fair youth justice by considering House Bill 694 and Senate Bill 823 to eliminate juvenile justice system fines and fees. A key provision of the legislation, which will have hearings tomorrow in the Maryland House...

  • Md. health insurance 'down payment' improvement over ACA mandate

    Md. health insurance 'down payment' improvement over ACA mandate

    As Washington politics continues to risk instability for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance markets, Maryland policy makers are working in a bipartisan manner in the best interests of the citizens of Maryland. The most recent adjustment being proposed to protect Maryland patients...

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  • Shriver Hall Concert Series returns to namesake hall after $14 million renovation

    Shriver Hall Concert Series returns to namesake hall after $14 million renovation

    Following an 18-month, $14 million renovation, the Shriver Hall Concert Series will return March 3 to the venue that gave the popular music program its name. The organization announced Wednesday in a news release that the opening recital in its refurbished home at 3400 N. Charles St. will be performed...

  • 25 childhood desserts you forgot existed

    25 childhood desserts you forgot existed

    If there’s one great thing about being an adult, it’s that (theoretically) you can eat dessert whenever you want. If you want to skip a healthy dinner and eat nothing but cake and brownies, no one is around to tell you no. The bad thing about being an adult is that it’s easy to forget just how...

  • At Hunt Valley's Charm School Chocolate, a former engineer creates a delightful formula for vegans

    At Hunt Valley's Charm School Chocolate, a former engineer creates a delightful formula for vegans

    To make good chocolate, it all starts with the right bean. The cocoa beans manufactured for Hunt Valley’s Charm School Chocolate factory and retail store arrive in 120-pound burlap sacks, with anywhere from 35,000 to 40,000 large almond-shaped nuggets per bag. Carefully but nimbly, Joshua Rosen...

  • The healthiest dishes around the world

    The healthiest dishes around the world

    Never worry about your health while traveling; turns out, some of the healthiest options are abroad. (This story originally appeared on The Daily Meal.)  

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  • 25 party favors for winter birthdays

    25 party favors for winter birthdays

    Winter, the season for snow, warm fires, and hot cocoa, is finally here. Use the next birthday on your calendar as an excuse to put on a party that will be so hot, everyone will forget about the chilly frost outside. With our warming recipes and appetizers, we know you’ll develop a perfect menu...

  • Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

    Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

    Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man whose career spanned six decades. Although he spent virtually his entire career at...

  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to host first wedding and formal dress sale in Baltimore-area stores

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to host first wedding and formal dress sale in Baltimore-area stores

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, the Pennsylvania-based discount retail chain, will hold a five-day sale of wedding and formal dresses in five Maryland stores starting Thursday. The deep discounts include $2,500 wedding dresses marked down to $199.99, dresses originally more than $2,500 sold at $299.99,...

  • Ethel Ennis, Baltimore's 'First Lady of Jazz,' dies at 86

    Ethel Ennis, Baltimore's 'First Lady of Jazz,' dies at 86

    Ethel Ennis, Baltimore’s “First Lady of Jazz” who during her seven-decade career performed with such musical luminaries as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, the Miles Davis-John Coltrane Sextet and Wynton Marsalis, and thrilled audiences at the Newport and Monterey jazz...

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