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  • Despite positive polls, Larry Hogan may not be a shoo-in for re-election

    Despite positive polls, Larry Hogan may not be a shoo-in for re-election

    The general consensus for months has been that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican in a blue state, is a shoo-in to win a second term. Some polls rank him as the second most popular governor in the entire country. And, according to an April Goucher poll, Mr. Hogan is not only leading the Democrats...

  • Maryland's toxic cultures

    Maryland's toxic cultures

    Someday someone will surely invent an aghast-o-meter to measure the outrage felt as we watched a single officer appear to contradict everything the Baltimore Police Department, city leaders, federal authorities and just about anyone connected to police reform have been talking about since the death...

  • Outliers are made, not born

    Outliers are made, not born

    How do people go haywire and shoot up a school, a concert, a random crowd? Humans are hardwired to be connected, and when those connections cannot be found, the result is emotional pain. Isolation and loneliness are painful experiences. There are 85 billion to 100 billion neurons in your brain...

  • Witcover: Reading midterm tea leaves

    Witcover: Reading midterm tea leaves

    Democrats who were looking to last Tuesday's mixed bag of special and primary elections for firm confirmation of their much-sought "blue wave" of public Donald Trump rejection had to settle for an interim “maybe.” Perhaps the best they had to show for it was a very near miss in a congressional...

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  • Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent...

  • Small businesses graduate from training program funded by Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs

    Small businesses graduate from training program funded by Bloomberg and Goldman Sachs

    Aaron McNeil had just graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in vocal performance and gone to work for a bank in Northern Virginia when he had a sweet idea. “My mom and I decided to test how our cupcakes would do outside of friends and family,” he said. “So we found a place in...

  • Weeklong sales tax break starts Sunday for Maryland shoppers

    Weeklong sales tax break starts Sunday for Maryland shoppers

    As Kala Craig combed through a sales rack at Wee Chic in Lutherville, shopping for a baptismal dress for her daughter, she said she’s looking forward to Sunday. Sunday is not only the day of her daughter’s baptism, but also the first day of Maryland’s tax-free week — and just in time for back-to-school...

  • Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs

    Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs

    The spa and beauty industry is growing so fast that 30,000 jobs are going unfilled. A "Get Your Dream Job" campaign is aiming to change that. Lynnelle Lynch is president of Beauty Changes Lives, a foundation committed to "elevating the perception of careers in beauty and wellness and make it a...

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  • AFRAM Festival is being held for the second year in Druid Hill Park

    AFRAM Festival is being held for the second year in Druid Hill Park

    Since it’s become too dangerous to sit outside on her front porch, Beverly Johnson attends Baltimore’s AFRAM Festival to visit with neighbors and friends. And she prefers to park her lawn chair on a grassy bank in Druid Hill Park — the event’s new location — rather than downtown near the sports...

  • Guinness brewery in Baltimore County attracts nearly 10,000 visitors first weekend

    Guinness brewery in Baltimore County attracts nearly 10,000 visitors first weekend

    Nearly 10,000 people visited Baltimore County’s new Guinness brewery last weekend, the facility’s first open to the public. The operation, Guinness’ first in America since the 1950s, is off to a fast start, said brewery ambassador Ryan Wagner. “We were very happy with the number that came through,”...

  • University of Maryland alum Natasha Rothwell talks HBO's 'Insecure' ahead of season premiere

    University of Maryland alum Natasha Rothwell talks HBO's 'Insecure' ahead of season premiere

    It’s hard to believe that Natasha Rothwell ever considered a career path other than the multi-hyphenate position of actress-comedian-writer that she holds now. Known now for her engaging role as the plus-sized, unabashed and sexually-liberated Kelli in the soon-to-return HBO series “Insecure,”...

  • Family: Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

    Family: Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

    V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday at his London home, his family said. He was 85. His wife, Nadira Naipaul, said he was "a giant in all that he achieved and...

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  • 'Blue wave' to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

    'Blue wave' to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

    Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond. Tuesday's primary...

  • 'Everyone signed one': Trump aggressive in use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government

    'Everyone signed one': Trump aggressive in use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government

      President Donald Trump's bitter fight with a former top White House aide has highlighted his aggressive and unconventional use of nondisclosure agreements to prevent current and former government employees from revealing secrets or disparaging him or his family. The latest uproar centers on claims...

  • Prosecution rests after two weeks of testimony in Manafort case

    Prosecution rests after two weeks of testimony in Manafort case

    Prosecutors rested their case Monday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after two weeks of testimony detailing the million-dollar lies they say he told to the IRS and banks that loaned him money. The six-man, six-woman jury in Alexandria, Va., is expected to hear closing arguments...

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