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Maryland officials on Thursday approved a $60 million renovation and expansion project at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport over the objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot and residents who live near the airport.

The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to fund the project — which airport officials say…

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The shooting death of a 7-year-old girl on Thursday after a two-week struggle to survive has once again angered people about Baltimore’s notorious “no-snitching” ethos.

Taylor Hayes’ homicide is the latest case in which detectives believe an individual has information on who killed a child but…

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The Baltimore County police officer who shot a shoplifting suspect July 3 in Rosedale will not be charged, according to the state’s attorney for Baltimore County.

A Baltimore County grand jury declined to charge Officer First Class McCain after hearing the facts of the case and viewing body camera…

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Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s lone Republican in Congress, can stand in support of President Donald Trump’s performance at his news conference this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin if he wants to. He can accept President Trump’s explanation that he misspoke when he said he couldn’t see…

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Buyers flipping through the marketing materials of this Granbury, Texas, home may have done a double take, but real estate pro Casey Lewis says the gimmick worked.

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But there is a bright spot: More first-time home buyers appear to be entering the market even as tight inventories restrict the number of homes for sale.

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Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to “clarify” his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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It appears that Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park will be Manny Machado’s last game in an Orioles uniform.

On Tuesday morning, the Orioles continued to close in on finalizing a trade to send Machado to a contender, and a source said that a deal will likely be completed over the next 72…

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A Baltimore-based leader in kosher certification has said it can no longer vouch for Starbucks drinks with “syrups, sauces, toppings, powders, soy or almond milk.”

Star-K said this month that Starbucks ended an expanded kosher certification program with Star-K, and that the company “can no longer…

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University of Maryland football offensive lineman Jordan McNair died of heatstroke suffered during an off-season team workout, according to the website of a foundation launched in his honor by the former McDonogh star’s parents.

McNair, 19, was hospitalized May 29 after an afternoon workout in…

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When it comes to renovations, homeowners express some of their highest satisfaction with these outdoor projects.

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Homeowners often have a false sense of security that the builder will fix anything that breaks.

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The Orioles enter the All-Star break preparing to navigate one of the club’s most pivotal stretches in determining its future in the weeks leading up to the nonwaiver trade deadline, moves that will serve as the building blocks of the team’s rebuild. …read more



After days of grueling, thrilling, relentless matches, with hold-your-breath serves and slap-your-forehead rallies, this championship took an anticlimactic turn.

Wimbledon went out with a whimper.

Yawn tennis.

Novak Djokovic needed just three sets to dispatch Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) to…

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A ballot recount in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive continued into its third day Saturday.

Elections officials are hoping to complete the recount by the end of the day.

Former Del. Johnny Olszewski Jr. was declared the winner of the primary by nine votes over second-place…

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LONDON — Angelique Kerber was so steady, so patient, so accurate throughout the Wimbledon final. She never really gave Serena Williams much of a chance.

Kerber won her first championship at the All England Club and third major overall by playing cleanly as can be and picking her spots for big shots,…

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A dozen Russian intelligence officers have been charged with conspiring to hack Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new indictment in the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The 12 were members of Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU, and are accused…

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Lexington Market closed temporarily Friday morning after a video depicting a live rat inside a bakery stall display case was posted Thursday on Facebook.

The Health Department closed Buttercup Bakery citing a rodent infestation and Berger’s Bakery — which is next to it — for a fly infestation….

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted its first increase in the past month.

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The uptick in new houses being built in some parts of the country is creating a jackpot for thieves.

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Baltimore fire crews rescued a hiker who was trapped for four days after falling 20 feet from a cliff in Leakin Park, officials said.

A person reported hearing yelling in the park and called Baltimore police Thursday, Det. Jeremy Silbert said. Officers found the adult man after searching the area…

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The usual commute through downtown has been frustrating and slow in the past two weeks after the Department of Transportation adjusted the timing of lights in key intersections.

“All of downtown is in a complete state of gridlock in peak hours during the morning and evening,” said City Councilman…

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The water feature is a big selling point, but improper maintenance can lead to leaks and skin rashes.

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From the initial notice to completion, the foreclosure process can average nearly two years. In some states, it can take up to four.

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Congress paused for a moment of silence this afternoon to honor the victims of the June 28 shooting at the Capital Gazette’s Annapolis newsroom.

U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown led the remembrance with other members of the Maryland delegation. Before the moment of silence, he shared remarks on the 291-year…

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With an agreement announced Wednesday, the Orioles will keep their player development relationship with five minor league affiliates in Norfolk, Bowie, Frederick, Delmarva and Aberdeen through 2020.

The Orioles have kept that stable of five affiliates consistent since they began their relationship…

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Some recent inventory relief in housing may be the main factor behind the latest rise in mortgage applications, economists say.

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These cities don’t just offer bargains but also rate high on livability.

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Crews responded to a fire Tuesday on the roof deck of a rowhouse on the unit block of Potomac Street in East Baltimore, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The fire started on the deck of 8 Potomac St., and spread to both rowhouses on either side, spokeswoman Blair Skinner said.

Skinner said the…

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A St. John’s College High School diploma, class of ‘79. A letter from former Terps basketball coach Gary Williams, saying of his 2008 team, “We have a chance to be young and good next year.” A ticket to a Bruce Springtseen concert at Hersheypark.

Bits and pieces of the life of John McNamara, a…

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A Dundalk man who allegedly threatened to shoot himself is facing charges of assault after a standoff Sunday night with Baltimore County police.

Jason John Kassakatis, 50, of the 2400 block of Fairway, was arrested after a four-and-a-half-hour standoff with police. It started about 8 p.m. near…

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Baltimore police are investigating after a Maryland officer shot a man outside a methadone clinic near the Pimlico Race Course in Northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, police said.

Police said at around 9:30 a.m., a special officer with Maryland State Police shot a 26-year-old man he thought was…

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After a brief slowdown in the growth of rental prices, they were back on the rise last month.

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Find out which areas of the country have the largest and smallest shares of homes worth more than $1 million.

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Police are investigating two nonfatal shootings in Baltimore County.

Officers say a 42-year-old man was having car trouble when he was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects at about 1 a.m. Sunday.

The victim was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 7800 block of Peninsula Expressway before he stopped…

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State Sen. Jim Brochin said he plans to ask for a recount after losing the Democratic nomination for Baltimore County executive by just nine votes.

Former Del. Johnny Olszewski Jr. was declared the winner Friday night after all absentee and provisional ballots were counted.

“We are going to ask…

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Political newcomer Liz Walsh has upset incumbent County Councilman Jon Weinstein in Howard County’s Democratic primary, elections officials announced Friday.

With all absentee and provisional ballots counted, Walsh beat Weinstein by two votes, according to Howard County Board of Elections Director…

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City and state economic development leaders have concluded that a plan to build a replacement for Royal Farms Arena on the site of the Baltimore Convention Center is too ambitious and complicated to be realistic.

A group of officials evaluating options for convention center expansion decided that…

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A new study shows more home buyers could be suffering from post-purchase regret amid housing shortages and steep competition from other prospects.

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A temporary 20-day extension has been granted to prevent the evictions of Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after the tropical storm hit—but advocates say it’s not enough.

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The phone calls ended, the typing stopped. Silence filled the temporary newsroom.

For once, deadlines would wait.

The journalists at The Capital and Maryland Gazette newspapers — the survivors — stood and remembered their five slain colleagues. It was 2:33 p.m. Thursday, precisely one week after…

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Two cancer research buildings at Johns Hopkins Hospital were evacuated Thursday due to possible tuberculosis contamination, according to the hospital.

The buildings on the 1500 block of Orleans Street were evacuated as the Baltimore City Fire Department investigated the possible release of a small…

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A California Supreme Court decision this week may have national implications for those who have customers review their business and services online.

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Vacancies are growing in the retail sector after the closings across the country of the former toy giant.

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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes’ office confirmed Wednesday that the White House had initially declined to act on the request to lower the U.S. flag to half-staff out of respect for the five people slain at the Capital-Gazette office last week.

The congressman’s office said it made the request to the White…

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The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account in order to promote diversity in admissions, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

The shift would give schools and universities the federal government’s blessing to take a race-neutral…

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David Simon is banned from Twitter again, but it seems to be a part of the filmmaker’s plan.

Author and former Baltimore Sun reporter Laura Lippman, Simon’s wife, tweeted Tuesday that Simon was in “Twitter jail” for a tweet to Jack Dorsey, in which he tells the CEO of Twitter to “die of boils.”

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The rising cost of housing is the biggest hurdle for young adults to overcome, and they may be sidelined for several more years to come.

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Real estate pro Silvia Madriaga has decorated her community in Destin, Fla., with American flags for the past 19 years.

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Baltimore imposed another round of planned water rate increases Sunday, the third consecutive rate hike in as many years.

Water rates jumped about 9 percent in a move by city officials to fix the city’s century-old infrastructure and error-prone water billing system. The increase will mean a typical…

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Rescuers found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search that drew international help and captivated the nation.Chiang Rai provincial Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn…

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Home improvement programs misguide consumers about the time and effort it takes to remodel a home. Disavow your clients of these common misconceptions.

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Luxury owners spend big bucks for “acoustic consultants” to solve noise problems enabled by open floor plans and smart-home gadgetry.

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Eight people were shot in Baltimore on Saturday night, including six people who were injured in a shooting at a barbecue in Northwest Baltimore.

Police were called at about 11:48 p.m. to the 4000 block of Penhurst Ave. in the West Arlington neighborhood, where an unknown suspect began shooting…

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They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: “No more children in cages,” and “What’s next? Concentration Camps?”

In major cities and tiny towns, thousands of marchers gathered across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico…

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who grew up in Annapolis and returns whenever possible, offered his condolences to the victims of Thursday’s shootings at the Capital Gazette.

“For my entire life, The Capital has been my hometown newspaper. My family and I have enjoyed special relationships…

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The 38-year-old Laurel man who gunned down five employees of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis used a pump-action shotgun purchased legally, and had barricaded the exit doors as part of a pre-planned attack, authorities said Friday.

Jarrod Warren Ramos made his first appearance in court since being…

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Comcast is dealing with a widespread outage of some of its services.

The Philadelphia company told CNBC, which it owns, that it is aware of a nationwide outage affecting some of its internet, video and voice customers due to a fiber cut at a backbone network, which is a type of infrastructure that…

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released new guidelines for who is able to qualify for housing assistance, and the threshold in one city will shock you.

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The decrease in borrowing costs are helping to temporarily offset increased home prices for budget-conscious home buyers.

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A shooting has occurred at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, a paper that is owned by The Baltimore Sun, according to reports from Gazette staff.

Anne Arundel County Police confirmed there was an “active shooter” at 888 Bestgate Road, where the newspaper’s offices are located. The Bureau…

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A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has dismissed charges made by the second wife of the late John Paterakis that his children diverted millions of dollars of his fortune to deprive her of her “rightful” inheritance.

Judge Colleen Cavanaugh dismissed five of seven charges made by Roula Paterakis…

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After a single mother of four went through an agonizing homebuying experience, a Philadelphia real estate pro—who wasn’t her agent—helped her celebrate the move-in.

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The lawsuit alleges that the bank failed to conduct routine exterior maintenance on homes in predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods.

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Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, a move that gives President Trump the chance to replace the court’s pivotal justice and dramatically shift the institution to the right, setting up a bitter partisan showdown on Kennedy’s successor.

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It could be the end of next week before a winner can be declared in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive, a race that ended Tuesday night with three candidates separated by just over 1,000 votes.

Johnny Olszewski Jr. held a 346-vote lead over Jim Brochin. The third leading Democrat,…

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation unveils its annual list of landmarks most at risk of development, demolition, or falling into disarray.

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Homeowners are coming up with creative ways to mark their homeownership milestones, and you can join in on the fun.

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Seventeen states, including Washington, New York, California and Illinois, sued President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The states, all of which are led by Democratic attorneys…

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The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Tuesday threw fuel on the already explosive debate over U.S. immigration policy and treatment of minorities, with many Republicans calling the ruling a validation of their national security efforts and Democrats and advocates…

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Many new builds have been more moderately priced, an encouraging sign for first-time buyers.

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The median cost of a kitchen renovation has risen 10 percent over the last year, but that’s not stopping owners’ desire to spruce up their homes.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts Monday to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, in light of the justices’ recent ruling in a similar case involving a Colorado baker.

The order means the Supreme Court is again, for…

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When former Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson brought Damon Evans in to be his top aide in the fall of 2014, it was viewed widely as a way to help Evans get back in a business he was forced to leave four years before. He had been AD at Georgia, but resigned days after he had been charged…

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View an interactive chart to see foreclosure starts in your metro area.

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The ultrarich’s biggest spending category tends to be on real estate. So where are the richest people in America settling down and buying a home?

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Officials with the Maryland State Board of Elections said Saturday that more than 18,700 people who updated voter registration information through the MVA over the past year might not be correctly registered for Tuesday’s primary election.

Then, in a statement issued a day after the election board…

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An 86-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in Cockeysville, and another was injured in an Elkridge collision overnight, police said Saturday.

Baltimore County police said Benny Bitolas Villalobos of the 13800 block of York Road was crossing York Road near Sherwood Road shortly before 9:30…

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Valerie Ervin may have dropped out of the race for governor, but she has not backed down.

Ervin is trying to harness the attention and support she garnered in her unexpected and short-lived candidacy to help one of her former rivals — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker — and to make…

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Convicted former Gun Trace Task Force detective Daniel Hersl, who gained a reputation as one of the city’s roughest cops before being indicted on racketeering charges last year, is expected to be sentenced Friday morning. …read more



The Maryland Democratic Party on Friday urged the state GOP to donate $100,000 raised by President Donald J. Trump at a 2015 fundraiser to a nonprofit that reunites migrant families separated at the southwest border.

The Democrats called the donations to the Maryland Republican Party from the three-year-old…

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National affordability is at the lowest level since the third quarter of 2008, according to a new report.

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What makes a state great for homeowners?

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A Lutheran organization with offices overlooking the Inner Harbor is playing a major role in looking after children separated from their parents at the U.S. border by federal immigration agents — including placing 20 with foster families in Maryland.

In total, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service…

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Forcibly separating families at the border has set up thousands of children for lifelong psychological and health consequences,​ pediatricians and other health professionals are warning.

The odds already are higher that these children could suffer from depression, anxiety and other issues because…

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More young people may be ready to leave home and start their own household, according to a new report.

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Homebuilders struggle to launch developments as zoning boards and residents fight against new construction.

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Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his…

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The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday granted a state seafood marketing campaign an extra $375,000 to help promote the crab industry as it grapples with a shortage of immigrant workers.

Eastern Shore crab houses, where crustaceans are picked for the meat sold in grocery stores and restaurants,…

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Many renters recently surveyed say they aren’t happy with the location where they live, but high costs are preventing them from making a move.

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Mortgage rates have been up and down in recent weeks, so when borrowers saw some stability, they jumped at a chance to lock in a rate.

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More new homes entered the pipeline in May than in any other month since the end of the Great Recession. But the gains are uneven across the country, and permit activity indicates they may be short-lived.

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Rising sea levels and climate change are putting a significant number of homes at risk of tidal flooding, even in the absence of major storms, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

House GOP…

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On a blistering hot summer day, there’s no satisfaction like a cold beer (for of-age consumers, of course). With scorching temperatures hitting all parts of Maryland lately, these local brewers are releasing new beers to cool down, from sessionable sours to hazy, New England-style India pale ales….

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Less than two weeks after overseeing the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup championship, Barry Trotz resigned as head coach on Monday.

“After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I am officially announcing my resignation as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals. When I came…

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A Baltimore judge on Monday denied a defense motion to dismiss the murder case against Keith Davis Jr., who is accused of fatally shooting a Pimlico security guard three years ago.

Davis is accused of killing Kevin Jones as he walked to work on June 7, 2015. Davis has maintained his innocence,…

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Real estate professionals in the Canadian province cannot take part in “double ending” a deal, according to new rules. Could the move impact the industry in the U.S.?

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A luxury residential tower in Chicago may set the trend for giving residents transportation options outside of owning a car.

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Two gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people were injured.

Of 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, four of them, including a 13-year-old…

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President Donald Trump’s lawyers and special counsel Robert Mueller are hurtling toward a showdown over a yearlong investigation into the president’s conduct, with Mueller pushing to write up his findings by summer’s end and Trump’s lawyers strategizing how to rebut a report that could spur impeachment…

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Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.

The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults…

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Allison Henn’s parents feared for years that their daughter’s heroin habit would kill her.

“We would not have been surprised by an overdose,” her mother, Linda, said as she sat at the family’s dinner table on Wednesday morning.

“But the violence,” her father, Norman, said, his voice trailing off.

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A plan to extend express toll lanes on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore into Harford County will be greatly expanded from what was originally proposed, it was announced Friday morning by the Maryland Transportation Authority, which operates the highway.

The $1.1 billion project will add two northbound…

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A number of cities are cracking down on the use of For Sale signs—and one of the latest efforts is being launched by a real estate board.

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Brokers considering an office renovation or expansion should consider these tips before getting started.

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Freddie Mac announced a new partnership with job-hunting firm NextJob to provide employment search assistance for current and aspiring homeowners…

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The Justice Department’s watchdog delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday to the FBI and former Director James Comey for their handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but the report does not conclude Comey’s actions were motivated by political bias or a preference for Clinton over Donald…

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Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has officially bought Cal Ripken Jr.’s mansion in Reisterstown for $3.465 million, his realtor Karen Hubble Bisbee confirmed Thursday afternoon.

Jones had placed the winning bid for the property during an auction on May 12.

The team’s longest-tenured player at…

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A new lending index shows a loosening of credit standards, particularly among high balance loans.

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President Donald Trump stretched credulity at home and abroad Wednesday by declaring there is “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea” after his summit with Kim Jong Un that reduced tensions but produced no details on how or when Pyongyang might disarm.

Tempering Trump’s very upbeat assessment,…

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A vacant building at 1007 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill partially collapsed Wednesday.

The building, which sits next to a former Shofer’s Furniture clearance center, is owned by the furniture store, owner Henry “Hank” Shofer said. Although it’s unclear what led to the building crumbling, he said…

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Young adults aren’t turned off by home improvement projects. They are more likely than any other generation to remodel their home and to…

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The brokerage looks to connect with its luxury clientele via a magazine that speaks to their lifestyles and desires in homeownership.

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Coach John Harbaugh said little Tuesday about the penalties the Ravens received last week for violating league rules governing contact during offseason workouts.

In a statement last week, Harbaugh said the penalties — which included fines for him and the team and the loss of two OTA workouts —…

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The Orioles’ Manny Machado holds a substantial lead in American League All-Star voting at shortstop in the first results released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.

Machado has a 321,887-211,756 advantage in votes over the Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor. No other Orioles are among the leaders…

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What kinds of qualities should a good next-door neighbor have?

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Understand how it differs from social monitoring and how doing both will help you build your virtual branding and reputation.

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Authorities in Maryland are conducting investigations into the death of a man who experienced breathing problems after running from sheriff’s deputies who were trying to arrest him.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says it learned Friday evening that 27-year-old Robert Joseph Robey had died….

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Nike — the Greek goddess of victory — was also the name of the Army’s “line-of-sight” anti-aircraft missile defense system.

Composed of 265 missile bases across the U. S. in the early 1950s, this ring of weapons surrounded critical government and military installations. Only a few of these bases…

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An Arkansas judge ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Carter’s family against her brokerage, Crye-Leike, missed the statute of…

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Many Americans may dream of living on the ocean, but the high price tag of many waterfront homes may be holding them back. Not in these beachside…

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“Multiple rounds” of rain and thunderstorms are forecast Sunday afternoon and evening, and some could produce flash floods, the National Weather Service said.

A flash flood watch is in effect through Sunday night. Forecasters predict a 1-3 inches of rainfall throughout the region, with higher amounts…

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When it comes to deciding whether Marilyn Mosby should get a second term, Baltimore voters will have two things on their minds — the cases she brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray and the appalling rate of violence that has occurred across our city since Mosby took office…

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In one of the more confrontational moments of the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, Baltimore lawyer Jim Shea called on former NAACP President Ben Jealous last week to explain why he hadn’t released his tax returns yet.

Shea noted that he had released his returns, two weeks after…

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought additional charges against President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and a longtime associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence.

The new indictment was unsealed Friday against Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik just days after…

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Audience members at comedian Dave Chappelle’s show in Baltimore this weekend won’t just be asked to silence their cell phones — they’ll need to lock them away.

Per the comedian’s request, audience members at the Modell Lyric who bring cell phones to his Friday and Saturday night shows will be required…

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The U.S. Postal Service has been attempting to reduce or eliminate sidewalk and curbside delivery to single-family homes, and the new construction…

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Mortgage rates fell for the second consecutive week, but it may not offer much reprieve for borrowers who are struggling to keep up with higher…

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The two challengers for Baltimore State’s Attorney on Thursday attacked incumbent Marilyn J. Mosby during the first debate featuring the three candidates and blamed the top prosecutor for the escalating violence that has gripped the city throughout her first term.

But Mosby wasted little time hitting…

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is getting her own exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and her career beginnings in Baltimore makes an appearance.

With more than 240 artifacts, three main exhibit sections and various media displays, “Watching Oprah: The…

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Homeowners are seeing some of the strongest growth in equity in four years, with Western states leading the pack.

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Safeguard your home network, particularly if you ever use it for your work.

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Woodberry residents are raising concerns as a pair of 1840s-era stone buildings in the neighborhood is scheduled to be demolished to make way for an apartment complex.

The buildings at 3523 and 3511 Clipper Road are on track to be knocked down and replaced by a four-story complex with 60 to 80…

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May brought record warmth across the country and record rainfall in Maryland.

Temperatures across the contiguous United States averaged 65.4 degrees last month, more than 5 degrees above normal, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. Eight states saw record warmth.

Two…

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Mortgage applications reversed course as homeowners and home purchasers took advantage of the lowest rates in six weeks.

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice heard from a variety of sources Tuesday that nontraditional…

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Eleven students, ages 11 to 13, were transported to local hospitals for further treatment after mace was sprayed in the cafeteria at Southwest Academy in Woodlawn Tuesday morning, Baltimore County Fire Battalion Chief Robert Kemp said.

The students were transported with low-priority, minor injuries…

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The Orioles took pitchers with their first two selections of the major league draft’s second day Tuesday, taking Arkansas right-hander Blaine Knight with their third-round pick (87th overall) and Kentucky high school left-hander Drew Rom in the fourth round (115th overall).

Knight, a 6-foot-3,…

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Many formerly industrial cities are grappling with a glut of large, vacant buildings—some stretching across entire blocks of neighborhoods,…

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As June marks National Homeownership Month, housing groups say real estate continues to be the largest component of individual financial stability…

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The known death toll for the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire has taken a sudden jump upward.

The director of Guatemala’s National Institute of Forensic Science says that 62 bodies have been recovered following the eruption.

Fanuel Garcia said Monday that only 13 of those bodies have so…

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Former President George H.W. Bush is leaving a Maine hospital after being treated for low blood pressure and fatigue.

A Bush spokesman tweeted Monday that the president “deeply” appreciates the care and good wishes he has received.

The 41st president is 93. He posted a picture of himself Friday…

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City officials in Huntington Beach, Calif., say real estate professional Jerry Del Mauro displayed too many open house signs, violating an…

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The inability to afford quality health care and housing is one reason older Americans say they must continue working later in life.

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Tim Caprio paddled a canoe to a quiet spot in the Loch Raven Reservoir to ask his wife, Amy, to marry him. The couple said their vows outside, too, in Rocks State Park in Harford County in 2016.

Then, last month, on the Monday between the couple’s third anniversary and her 30th birthday, Amy Caprio,…

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The Orioles have their highest first-round pick in six years, but will also concentrate on building for the future of a club that faces an overhaul. …read more



Bruce Kison, the former major league pitcher who played a role in beating the Orioles in two World Series and then was a coach and scout with the Orioles for nearly two decades, died Saturday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 68.

Kison, who retired from scouting after the winter meetings…

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Ending weeks of uncertainly, President Donald Trump announced Friday that his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12 in Singapore.

Trump made the announcement, just a week after he canceled the summit, after an hour-long meeting with a top North Korean official…

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For the second time in five years, Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse is moving to a new location that will allow the worker-owned cooperative venue to expand.

Co-founder Kate Khatib said the bookstore’s current location at 30 W. North Ave. will shut its doors at the end of June. The establishment…

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“If we’re going to remain a company in Silicon Valley for the long-term,” the high cost of living in California must be…

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Days after floodwaters swept through Ellicott City and other parts of the region, emergency managers are preparing for more storms forecast to hit beleaguered areas.

In Ellicott City, Howard County officials have removed 100 truckloads of debris from Main Street in recent days, hoping to clear…

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Karl Winters traipses through the woods lining the banks of the Little Patuxent River in Savage, looking for subtle signs that prove the river reached a height of more than 16 feet Sunday, spilling over its banks during a storm that caused flooding throughout the region.

Treading softly in his…

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The online retail giant plans to announce its second headquarters location later this summer, and a handful of finalist cities are eagerly…

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A scam sender posing as NAR is emailing members with an attachment that asks for updates to a member directory.

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A memorial bike ride to honor slain Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio is planned for Sunday in Kingsville.

Caprio’s husband, Tim, planned the event to honor his wife’s memory, according to a Facebook post for the event.

“I usually ride solo as I use biking to escape reality. However, I…

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The Aberdeen Police Department is investigating a kidnapping and strong armed robbery Tuesday in the parking lot of Walmart.

The incident began early afternoon in the parking lot of Walmart in Aberdeen and lasted several hours, during which a woman in her 60s was coerced into her vehicle by two…

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The U.S. “continues to actively prepare” for an “expected summit” between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday as diplomatic efforts were underway on two continents to prepare for the historic meeting.

Trump confirmed that a top North Korean…

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ABC canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.”

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment “is abhorrent,…

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Howard County officials are searching for a man reported missing from Sunday’s devastating floods in historic Ellicott City.

Eddison Hermond, 39, of Severn was last seen at 5:20 p.m. Sunday near La Palapa restaurant on Main Street, according to Howard County police.

Hermond and others were holding…

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A poster to Chelsea Manning’s Twitter account said that the Senate candidate from Maryland was “safe” after a pair of tweets Sunday raised concerns among her followers.

The tweets, since deleted, have been described by several news organizations.

One read: “I’m sorry – I tried – I’m sorry I let…

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Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized in Maine for low blood pressure and fatigue, according to his spokesman.

Bush, 93, was taken to Southern Main Health Care where “he will likely remain there for a few days for observation,” spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Sunday.

“The former president…

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Police are investigating the discovery of a body Friday afternoon in the waters near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police said an abandoned car was discovered on the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge Friday, a spokesman said.

About 2 p.m., Maryland Natural Resources…

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The leaders of North and South Korea held a secret summit meeting Saturday in an effort to resurrect talks between Washington and Pyongyang, continuing their close coordination despite the apparent breakdown in U.S.-North Korean diplomacy.

White House officials said they were informed of the extraordinary…

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It’s hard to think of a more volatile mix: Four young black males from Baltimore City, accused in the death of a white female police officer in Baltimore County. Authorities say three of the teenagers were breaking into homes when the fourth ran the officer over in a stolen Jeep.

Predictably enough,…

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Today, members of the law enforcement community from all over the nation joined with members of the Baltimore County citizen community to honor the life and sacrifice ofBaltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. In doing so, the question on the lips of almost everyone in attendance was “How could…

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Impact of the new regulations on U.S. real estate business remains uncertain until the European Union issues formal guidance.

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“Mortgage rates so far in 2018 have had the most sustained increase to start the year in over 40 years,” says Freddie Mac’s…

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Several hundreds of people, including uniformed police officers and public officials, lined up at the funeral home to pay their respects to slain Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio.

Across the street, an automotive shop had draped a Navy sash over its sign, and blue ribbons were fastened…

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The funeral procession for Baltimore County Police Officer Amy S. Caprio will cause “significant” road closures Friday, police said Thursday.

After the Friday morning service at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, at which Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan and…

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Enhancing outdoor space can yield a strong return, both financially and in homeowner enjoyment.

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A new survey finds buyers are willing to make extreme sacrifices and even give up some basic rights for a chance at homeownership.

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There’s plenty of reason to question the series of decisions by the justice system that allowed 16-year-old Dawnta Harris to be in Perry Hall Monday when police say he drove a stolen Jeep into Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, fatally injuring her. We are still learning more details about…

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The NFL owners needed to find a way to extricate themselves from the lingering national athem controversy and they handled it the only way they could.

They cut it down the middle.

We’ll see if it satisfies either side in a debate that cut deeply into public confidence in the league and – in particular…

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“We commend members of Congress for passing this bipartisan legislation to level the lending playing field for community banks and credit…

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Find out where investors are making bigger profits in shorter time periods when flipping homes.

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Thunderstorms are expected to pass through the Baltimore region Tuesday night, and some could pack damaging winds, especially in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm watch until 9 p.m. for those counties and others around Washington, D.C., and…

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Taking part in an international crackdown on fraudulent initial coin offerings, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office issued a cease-and-desist order against a firm operating out of an apartment in Windsor Mill.

The securities division of the attorney general’s office issued the order…

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Many house hunters are under the mistaken impression that new homes are flawless and, therefore, more valuable than resale property. Here’s…

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Consumers are migrating away from high-priced markets in favor of more reasonably priced areas, a new analysis shows.

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A Baltimore County police officer was shot in Perry Hall on Monday afternoon, according to the county councilman who represents the area.

Councilman David Marks said police informed him the officer was shot while investigating “suspicious activity” near Bel Air and Klausmier roads.

Baltimore County…

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Baltimore’s former police commissioner Darryl De Sousa was ordered by a federal judge Monday to surrender his passport and any firearms pending his trial on federal tax charges.

The terms of his release were outlined at De Sousa’s initial appearance in U.S. District Court downtown on three misdemeanor…

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The world’s two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with China.

“We are putting the trade war on hold,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.”

After high-level…

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Race results from the Preakness Day races at Pimlico Race Course:

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In a light rain and on a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course, favorite Hill Shadow snuck past Beeks down the stretch to win.

Hill Shadow, trained by Robin Graham with Xavier Perez up, paid $3.60 to win, $2.60 to place and…

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Standing in the back of the new concert area in the middle of Saturday’s Preakness InfieldFest, Andrew Tyner was impressed by the massive new stage and the general reconfiguration of this year’s InfieldFest.

But his thoughts quickly moved to the real topic of the day so far: the weather.

“With…

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 10 people are dead and 10 more wounded after a shooting at a high school in the town of Santa Fe.

Abbott called Friday’s shooting “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”

He says explosive devices including a molotov cocktail…

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The ownership of Cal Ripken Jr.‘s regal Reisterstown estate has gone from one Orioles great to another.

Adam Jones, center fielder for the Orioles, placed the winning bid for the property during a Saturday auction at the house, said Wendy Oliver, business development director for DeCaro Auctions…

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The company offers the ability to legally notarize documents online, and continues to make strides since being part of NAR’s 2017 Second…

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Short-term and longer-term predictions about real estate markets along with a substantive give-and-take about the proposed association dues…

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Valerie Ervin has decided to run for Maryland governor in place of her late running mate, Kevin Kamenetz, who died suddenly last week.

Ervin selected Marisol Johnson, a former Baltimore County school board member, to join her ticket and the crowded seven-way primary race for the Democratic nomination.

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted anew before dawn Thursday, shooting a steely gray plume of ash from its summit about 30,000 feet into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.

The explosion at the mountain summit came shortly after 4 a.m. following two weeks of volcanic activity that sent…

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Real estate pro Ben Caballero is making history on home sales by selling 3,556 homes in a single year—or an average of more than 68 homes…

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For the first time in three years, U.S. banks are reportedly relaxing their lending standards on some commercial real estate loans.

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The Social Security Administration office at the Rotunda in North Baltimore is scheduled to close next month, an addition to a recent string of field office closures decried by activists and lawmakers.

The office at 711 W. 40th St. is slated to close June 22, when staff members will be relocated…

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