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Orioles make it official: Astros' Mike Elias named GM, executive VP

Orioles make it official: Astros' Mike Elias named GM, executive VP

Mike Elias, who first as scouting director and later as assistant general manager played a major role in the Houston Astros’ rebuild that culminated in a 2017 World Series title, will get the chance to replicate that as the Orioles’ next executive vice president and general manager, the club announced...

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  • Witcover: Hubert Humphrey's fateful blunder 50 years ago

    Witcover: Hubert Humphrey's fateful blunder 50 years ago

    Half a century ago last week, Richard Nixon was narrowly elected president over Democrat Hubert Humphrey. In the final days of that 1968 campaign. Humphrey obtained FBI surveillance that, if disclosed, might well have defeated Nixon. But he never used it, and Nixon ran the country for nearly six...

  • TV news is as much to blame for democracy's decline as the president

    TV news is as much to blame for democracy's decline as the president

    Much is being made of the president’s targeting of CNN’s Jim Acosta, but TV news bears as much blame as anyone for our democracy’s dystopian decline, culminating in the presidency of an ignoramus with a personality disorder. With Congress supine and the courts packed by Sen. Mitch McConnell, readily...

  • Goldberg: Midterms set the table for a crazy 2020 race

    Goldberg: Midterms set the table for a crazy 2020 race

    Strap in, it's all going to get crazier. More than a week after the final votes were cast (but not necessarily counted), it's now looking like the Democrats had a blue wave after all. It didn't seem like it at first. Election night was more of an emotional roller coaster than you'd expect in a...

  • Maglev is 'totally doable' in Northeast corridor

    Maglev is 'totally doable' in Northeast corridor

    Since I arrived in Maryland 35 years ago, traffic congestion has increased almost exponentially. Yet relatively nothing has been done to alleviate the congestion problem. This is because very little can be done to accommodate a doubling or tripling of the number of vehicles. The simple reason for...

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  • Maryland's jobless rate drops in October

    Maryland's jobless rate drops in October

    The state’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in October, down a tenth of a percent from the previous month’s rate and 0.2 percent from a year before, numbers that are historically low but remain above the national average. The national unemployment rate was 3.7 percent for October, down about...

  • Refined plans for Rash Field in Baltimore's Inner Harbor move ahead

    Refined plans for Rash Field in Baltimore's Inner Harbor move ahead

    Upgrades planned for Rash Field, the multi-purpose swath on the south shore of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, have been refined and could get underway next fall, according to the Waterfront Partnership, a city nonprofit leading the work. The plan calls for an overhaul of the pavilion, the replacement...

  • BGE to close Baltimore beltway in Sparrows Point Saturday to remove overhead electric lines

    BGE to close Baltimore beltway in Sparrows Point Saturday to remove overhead electric lines

    BGE will temporarily close the Baltimore beltway in Sparrows Point on Saturday to allow for the removal of overhead electric lines, the utility said Thursday. The work will require eight separate, 15-minute closures of both the inner and outer loops of the beltway at Exit 43 (State Route 158/Bethlehem...

  • Bowie's Diplomat Cleaners closing after 48 years

    Bowie's Diplomat Cleaners closing after 48 years

    Tosheka Leslie picked up her clothes from Diplomat Cleaners for the last time Wednesday, after 20 years of patronage. “I don’t know where I’m going to go,” she said. The dry cleaning business, which opened in what is now the Free State Shopping Center in 1970, will close Saturday. In that time,...

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  • Port Discovery Children's Museum to begin construction on two new exhibits early next year

    Port Discovery Children's Museum to begin construction on two new exhibits early next year

    Port Discovery Children’s Museum is slated to open two new immersive exhibits and several improved amenities in late spring of next year and will begin construction in January, according to a recent release. Beginning on Jan. 2, the museum will work to replace its current Kidworks exhibit with...

  • Adults-only Camp John Waters set to return

    Adults-only Camp John Waters set to return

    Camp John Waters, a chance for determined reprobates to make like one of the best, will be returning in summer 2019. Set for Sept. 13-16 in the Berkshire Mountains of Connecticut, the sleepover camp for adults 21 and older “promises to be dirtier, filthier, raunchier and longer than ever before,"...

  • Amy Schumer cancels Dallas show, hospitalized for nausea

    Amy Schumer says she's been hospitalized for severe, second-trimester nausea and apologized to fans in Dallas for canceling a stand-up show. She said Thursday on Instagram she and the baby are fine. The post accompanied a photo of herself in a hospital bed. The "Trainwreck" and "I Feel Pretty"...

  • Why an anti-Semitic outburst at 'Fiddler on the Roof' is particularly notable

    Why an anti-Semitic outburst at 'Fiddler on the Roof' is particularly notable

    A man shocked theatergoers and alarmed members of Baltimore’s Jewish community when he shouted a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute during a performance at the Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday night. The incident, during which the man shouted “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump,” was especially notable because...

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