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Hours before he was to help commission a new aircraft carrier at a patriotic ceremony on the Virginia coast, President Donald Trump fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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More than five months after the mysterious disappearance of his sister and her eldest daughter, Alfred Clark is still searching for answers.

Joanna Clark, 33, and her daughter, Shariece Clark, 15, went missing from their Cherry Hill home on Feb. 4. But the circumstances leading up to their disappearance,…

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Baltimore police on Friday announced an arrest in the stabbing of a Baltimore rapper and anti-violence advocate who streamed the aftermath of his attack on Facebook Live, along with arrests in two other cases.

Police said Martin Andre Coleman, 24, stabbed rapper Tyree Colion in the neck Sunday…

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Two Baltimore Police detectives pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges Friday and face up to nine years in prison for their crimes.

Detectives Evodio Hendrix and Maurice Ward had initially pleaded not guilty when they were indicted in February along with five other members of the police…

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Following two weeks of rate increases, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage settled back below a 4 percent average this week.

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In Abilene, Texas, a shed on private property was found to contain a collage of more than two dozen practitioners—but police say it doesn…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping aside from the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump’s airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about…

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O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star.Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early as Oct….

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Despite rising prices, there is a silver lining that is still helping consumers to become homeowners.

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High-poverty neighborhoods in suburban areas are increasingly rising as residents move outside city limits for more affordable housing.

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When the Loyola University Maryland community gathered last week in the campus chapel, they were holding onto hope that rising sophomore Jimi Patrick would soon return to campus.

On Wednesday, about 100 students, faculty and staff again filed somberly into the chapel’s wooden pews and offered their…

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its refugee ban for now, but said it must allow broader exemptions to the president’s travel ban for family members, including grandparents.

The justices in a short order refused the administration’s request that it stay…

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Nearly half of all foreign sales were concentrated in three states, according to a new NAR international report. Find out who’s buying and…

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With 4.5 million U.S. homes at an elevated risk of being in a wildfire zone, find out which areas may have the most homes at…

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President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it’s time to “let Obamacare fail” after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a party that has vowed for years to abolish the law.

In a head-spinning series…

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An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer in a case that has left many relatives and neighbors searching for answers.

Authorities have released no details about what led to the shooting of Justine…

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Some of the nine people who died in a flash flood at a swimming hole in central Arizona were members of an extended family, said authorities who resumed the search Monday for one person who remains missing.

Officials had previously said the last missing person was a 13-year-old boy, but have since…

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Baltimore police on Monday announced an arrest in the death of the stepson of a prominent local defense attorney.

Louis Cody-Dorsey Young, the 22-year-old stepson of attorney Warren Brown, was fatally shot on July 1 outside a BP gas station in the 3300 block of Garrison Blvd. in Northwest Baltimore….

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Sometimes, clients do certain things that drive you crazy. Do any of these sound familiar?

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Online queries related to obtaining a mortgage or purchasing a home for the first time are 44 percent higher than a year ago, according to a new…

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Another record for the great Roger Federer.

He has now conducted the most expensive tennis clinic in history.

The frustrated student Sunday was Croatia’s Marin Cilic, playing in his first Wimbledon final. Federer, a veteran of 11, coolly dispatched him, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4, making it look less like a…

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Roger Federer’s wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over.

He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in 1877.

Federer won his eighth title at the All England Club and 19th major trophy overall, capping…

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PHILADELPHIA — The cousins started small — break-ins, jewelry heists and traffic violations — but on Friday they were charged in grisly crimes that ended with police unearthing the bodies of four young men, including a Loyola University Maryland student, from two pits buried deep on a sprawling…

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After a deadly school bus crash last year in Southwest Baltimore, federal investigators requested an urgent audit of the system to screen city school bus drivers.

Three months later, however, the audit has not begun, state and city education officials said.

Baltimore school officials said Friday…

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Baltimore leaders on Friday proposed a mandatory one-year sentence for illegal gun possession within 100 yards of a school, park, church, public building or other public place of assembly within the city.

The bill would prevent any part of the one-year sentence from being suspended, and preclude…

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The number of guns seized at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is climbing sharply, authorities say, mirroring a years-long increase at airports throughout the region and across the country.

Seizures at BWI rose 50 percent in 2016, and are on pace to climb another 33 percent this year. Nationwide, they…

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Besides discussing the home’s layout and physical characteristics, come to your open house prepared to respond to these other common…

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This year’s honorees have demonstrated success in sales, philanthropy, and leadership. Find out who made this international list of rising…

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Baltimore police are investigating the death of a rising sophomore and track sprinter at the Johns Hopkins University whose body was found Thursday morning in the 3700 block of N. Charles Street, just north of the university’s Homewood campus, police and university officials said.

University officials…

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Allen Bullock, the young man who smashed an orange traffic cone through a car windshield in what became one of the indelible images of the 2015 Baltimore unrest, has received a four-year sentence for violating his probation on the riot charge.

Bullock, now 20, violated his probation when he failed…

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Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp is refusing to pay the salaries of two of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Cabinet appointees who failed to win Senate confirmation this year.

The move by the Democratic treasurer to cut off pay for the Republican governor’s department secretaries sets up a potential court battle over…

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Music played softly in Loyola University Maryland’s chapel Wednesday as about 50 people filtered into the wooden pews.

Students, faculty and staff had come to pray for four young men missing in Pennsylvania. One of the men, 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick, is a rising sophomore at the Baltimore-based…

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These may seem like really dumb moves, but as a real estate pro you may need to educate your clients in how to avoid them.

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Applications for refinancings and home purchases tumbled last week as mortgage rates rose to the highest averages since November 2016.

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Marriott International says it is reviewing the cladding used on the outside of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel — cladding its manufacturer says is made of the same material that accelerated a London apartment building fire that killed dozens four weeks ago.

The review was prompted by the…

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Donald Trump Jr. eagerly accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father’s campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails he released publicly on Tuesday.

The email exchange posted to Twitter by Donald Trump’s eldest son…

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One person is dead and another in custody after a police-involved shooting in Mount Airy, according to a tweet from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the shooting involved two Howard County Police officers.

Members of the Howard…

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When Baltimore Circuit Judge Lynn Stewart Mays heard she was getting a case in which a 4-year-old girl died after being left alone in an apartment where a fire broke out, she figured the mother needed to go to jail “for a very long, long time.”

At sentencing on Monday for the mother, 26-year-old…

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Buyers on the hunt for a home in a lakeside town will see the biggest price appreciation in these cities.

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After moving in, buyers will discover a lot about their new home—but they may wish they had paid closer attention to some items before…

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The move reinstates the customary procedure for lenders to provide such documents to real estate professionals, which they often use to advise…

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Baltimore City Council members Zeke Cohen and Shannon Sneed organized a cross-district clean up Sunday, bringing an estimated 300 people to beautify the areas surrounding the Patterson Park and McElderry Park neighborhoods.

Volunteers fanned out to pick up cigarette butts, pull weeds and repaint…

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There are no tennis courts or swimming pools at Caves Valley Golf Club, no shrieks of children racing through the clubhouse.

It’s an estate-like place of stone, hushed tones, commanding views and dark-wood paneling where top executives of major companies and sports franchises congregate, where…

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A couple of months ago, I was in the back of Joe Hooe’s tire shop on Hanover Street, on Baltimore’s south side, because he wanted to show me exactly what he had done to Beulah, my car.

Nice guy, this Joe. After explaining how he had balanced Beulah’s tires, he offered me beef tenderloin on a bun….

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Baltimore City will get $2 million to open a 24-hour “sobering center” to help those addicted to drugs, part of a larger pool of money the state is giving out to every county to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic.

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention announced Friday how the more…

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When things start to go as bad as they are for the Orioles, you’re looking for anything positive to hold on to.

For manager Buck Showalter after his team’s 6-4 loss, he pointed to some improved at-bats, not the 10 runners the Orioles left on base.

He pointed to the moxie right-hander Dylan Bundy…

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The Baltimore man accused of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes in 2010 is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to block a third trial after Maryland’s highest court reinstated murder charges against him.

Michael Maurice Johnson, 33, remained free Friday after appearing in court for the first time…

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No more gasoline or diesel cars sold in France by 2040 — that’s the ambitious goal set Thursday by France’s environment minister as part of far-reaching efforts to wean the world’s No. 6 economy from fossil fuels.

Some manufacturers and drivers met his proposals with skepticism, but others viewed…

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Baltimore police have charged a suspect in the killing of the brother of the department’s lead spokesman.

Police said on Thursday that Terrell Gibson, 21, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Dionay Smith. Police said Gibson is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first-…

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New-home contractors are having trouble finding skilled workers, causing construction delays and higher prices for buyers.

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Nearly half of home shoppers say they faced more than $2,000 in unexpected charges during the homebuying process, one survey finds.

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Work on home improvement projects can rile the neighbors if homeowners aren’t cognizant of how it impedes on others.

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Remington food hall R. House will introduce live music and other entertainment before the end of the summer, said general manager Peter DiPrinzio. The Baltimore liquor board approved the request last week.

R. House is still determining the different styles of entertainment it will host, but DiPrinzio…

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Two more rearraignment hearings have been scheduled for Baltimore Police officers charged in a federal racketeering indictment with robbing people and earning fraudulent overtime.

Det. Momodu Gondo is slated for a hearing in November, while Det. Jemell Rayam’s hearing is scheduled for October, court…

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Make sure you understand when a listing might require extra attention from specialists and how much buyers will likely pay for such services…

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Talk about a targeted listing campaign. This house literally sits on a border and may require buyers to have dual citizenship.

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Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla returned last week from a trip to her home country of Spain, where her two children would spend the summer.

In her mailbox was a long-awaited letter granting a dream — she could finally become an American citizen.

Nieves-Chinchilla has been in the U.S. for 11 years, studying…

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A sociologist studying whether involving immigrants in neighborhood groups can ease crime, an education professor using housing data to predict school enrollment and an astronomer applying his expertise in big data to the city’s vacant problems are all part of a new program at the Johns Hopkins…

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Flames ripped through 10 row homes on Hazel Street Monday afternoon in Curtis Bay.

One person was hospitalized along with one firefighter, officials said.

The civilian was taken to a hospital, and the extent of his or her injuries was not immediately known, said Fire Department spokeswoman Blair…

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A man shot and killed outside a Baltimore gas station Saturday was the stepson of a prominent local defense attorney.

Warren Brown described his stepson — 22-year-old Louis Young, who went by Cody — as “a big teddy bear.” He loved football, Brown said, and wanted to go into the insurance business.

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A doctor who appears to have been the intended target of a former physician who started shooting at a New York hospital, killing one person and injuring six, said he has no idea why he would have been singled out.

Dr. Kamran Ahmed told the New York Post he wasn’t the only one Dr. Henry Bello had…

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WEST CHESTER (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was in custody Sunday for what a prosecutor called the “savage” and “senseless” death of a recent high school graduate shot in the head during a road-rage confrontation as the two tried to merge in a single lane.

David Desper, 28, of Trainer, Delaware County,…

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The Orioles have postponed the start of Saturday’s game, with the Baltimore area is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

A line of storms was moving from Western Maryland toward the Baltimore region of central Maryland in the late afternoon, and was approaching just before the scheduled…

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Only one of six people wounded in a shooting rampage at a New York City hospital remained in critical condition Saturday.

Bronx Lebanon Hospital vice president Errol C. Schneer said the improvement of the five others now listed in stable condition is a testament to how “heroically” staff responded…

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The steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore damaged 33 vehicles last week — and sprayed poisonous asbestos onto several cars.

Veolia North America, the company that manages the city’s 15-mile network of steam pipes, is still investigating what caused the explosion. In the meantime, frustrated…

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Two men were killed and seven others — including a 13-year-old girl — were wounded in seven separate shootings in Baltimore on Thursday, according to police, pushing the city’s 2017 homicide count to 170.

The shootings occurred across the city’s west side, beginning shortly after midnight early…

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One hard morning down, four hard years to come.

Roughly 1,200 young men and women reported Thursday for Induction Day for the Naval Academy Class of 2021. I-Day officially began at 6 a.m. at Alumni Hall and will culminate with the Oath of Office ceremony at 6 p.m. in Tecumseh Court.

As the young…

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Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance ends his five year tenure leading one of the largest systems in the nation on Friday and will begin a new consulting job on Monday.

The 36-year-old superintendent said he will become a senior vice president of MGT Consulting Group, a large Florida-based…

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A pilot program by a Dutch startup aims to heat people’s homes for free using the extra energy from in-home computer servers.

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Amtrak service was suspended between Washington and Philadelphia Wednesday morning, causing widespread delays for Amtrak and MARC passengers in Baltimore after two people were fatally struck on the tracks near Union Station overnight, officials said.

Amtrak Northeast said on Twitter before 5 a.m….

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Baltimore’s Pier Six Concert Pavilion has lost out on hundreds of thousands of dollars due to an ongoing lawsuit that alleges the venue’s operator won its contract through a rigged bidding process, city officials say.

In documents submitted to the city’s Board of Estimates this week, the Baltimore…

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Nearly 4.5 million borrowers are eligible to refinance and could lock in savings on their monthly mortgage payments but have not taken advantage,…

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“We’re seeing indications that entry-level buyers continue to come into the market as jumbo borrowers looking at bigger homes step…

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The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay “a heavy price” if it follows through on what the U.S. says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.The…

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Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of a possible active shooter, and workers were advised to “run hide fight.” About two hours later, the all-clear was given and officials said there were no confirmed injuries or arrests.Redstone Arsenal spokesman Christopher…

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Baltimore Police are investigating after a man was shot Sunday night in West Baltimore.

At about 11:42 p.m., a 29-year-old man arrived at an area hospital after being shot in his left leg.

Police said the man was shot in the 1900 block of West Lanvale Street in Midtown-Edmondson when he was shot…

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President Donald Trump called the Supreme Court’s decision to hear cases related to his ban on travel from six Muslim nations and to allow it to go into partial effect in the meantime “a clear victory.” But there’s nothing clear about it, either for his administration or for those who could be…

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These are the types of activities that earn agents the bulk of their annual income, according to NAR’s 2017 Member Profile.

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Renovation projects present the biggest opportunity for scammers to take advantage of homeowners, according to the Better Business Bureau’s…

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Nearly 80 percent of all borrowers are paying for real estate taxes and home insurance through escrow accounts, according to a recent analysis by…

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Bob Goldberg, senior vice president at the association, shares his leadership vision at a time of fast and furious industry disruption.

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Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.

More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of huge boulders…

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An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 153 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a hospital official said as the death toll continued to rise.

Dr. Javed Iqbal at Bahawalpur’s Victoria Hospital in south Punjab said the…

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Growing up a Southern Baptist in eastern Tennessee, Brent Gilbert says, he never realized there were other ways to worship.

He figured everyone knew the best church music was contemporary.

He was sure there was a 45-minute pastor’s sermon at the heart of every Sunday service.

And didn’t all Christians…

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Several year ago, Dan Pyle was sitting on the sidewalk for the wreath-laying ceremony that Civil War buffs host annually at the gravesite of a Confederate soldier killed in Corbit’s Charge, a skirmish that took place in Westminster on June 29, 1863.

That Pyle was recovering from foot surgery at…

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Sears will shutter two Maryland stores in its latest round of closings, including at Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Baltimore County and in Hagerstown.

Sears Holdings Corp. will terminate leases for 20 unprofitable stores with landlord Seritage Growth Properties, part of cost cutting measures as the…

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A 32-year-old man arrested barefoot and bloody after breaking into a neighbor’s apartment in Northwest Baltimore is being charged with the killing of his 23-year-old girlfriend, police say.

William Mason is accused of shooting and stabbing Khaya Lambert early Wednesday morning inside the apartment…

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For the first time, real estate professionals can call out specific solar energy features of their listings.

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A federal judge in Seattle approved a portion of a lower court’s ruling finding Zillow liable for copyright infringement against real estate…

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Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama’s health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage. The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed…

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President Donald Trump said Thursday he “did not make” and doesn’t have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, speaking up on Twitter after a month-long guessing game that began with him delivering an ominous warning and ended with his administration ensnared…

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The union that represents rank-and-file police officers in Baltimore said Wednesday that the police department has no long-term plan to address the city’s current “crime crisis,” so it will be meeting directly with community members, business leaders and elected officials to discuss solutions.

“It’s…

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The Ravens on Wednesday announced their 2017 training camp schedule, which opens on Thursday, July 27. Veterans will report on Wednesday, July 26, and the first full-squad practice will take place a day later.

Just three of the practices are open to the public because of construction at the team’s…

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Nine out of 10 say it’s important to find solutions to the lack of affordable housing, with affordability easily topping other housing…

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These energy-saving structures are becoming a hot word in real estate and seeing rapid growth.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans will have a “discussion draft” of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama’s health care law by Thursday.McConnell told reporters Tuesday a vote on that bill will be held once the Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the…

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A 12-year-old boy is in stable condition after his bicycle collided with a pickup truck Tuesday morning in Harford County, police said.

The crash happened in Bel Air at about 10:30 a.m., Bel Air police Chief Charles Moore said. The child, who was heading south on Route 924, hit the front passenger…

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“Solar paint,” which absorbs sunlight and produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air, may become available to consumers in…

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Fannie Mae is making mortgage financing more attainable for buyers burdened with student-debt payments.

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Thunderstorms are forecast to bring heavy downpours and damaging winds during the evening rush hour Monday.

The National Weather Service predicts storms will cross the Interstate 95 corridor from about 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Severe storms were hitting Hagerstown and Frederick by 2 p.m., with a possible…

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Faced with a shrinking student population and decreased state funding, Baltimore teachers are launching a city-wide enrollment drive.

The teachers union has enlisted its members for a five-week campaign starting Monday evening to knock on thousands of doors and try to convince parents to send their…

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“In more markets than ever before, the million-dollar mark is the new benchmark for that green lawn and white picket fence,” says a…

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Institutional investors, who made it difficult for home buyers to compete for properties after the housing crash, are now being priced out of…

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Before right-hander Brad Brach pitched a scoreless inning in a nonsave situation in the Orioles’ 15-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night, he had thrown just 1 1/3 innings over the previous nine days. And while some of that has to do with save situations not being available as some…

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A U.S. Navy destroyer came close to sinking after a “traumatic” collision off the coast of Japan, the commander of the Seventh Fleet said Sunday, after the bodies of the missing sailors were found in the berthing compartments of the stricken vessel.

Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin declined to say how…

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Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended in a mistrial Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that nevertheless helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian’s image as “America’s Dad.”

Prosecutors vowed to try again, declaring the woman who accuses Cosby of drugging…

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Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned the public housing block into a charred hulk.

Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers…

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A Perry Hall soldier killed in Afghanistan will be remembered during a public viewing on Saturday. The viewing for Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 West MacPhail Road in Bel Air.

Houck’s family also will host a public memorial gathering at noon…

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A pedestrian has died after being hit by a MARC train Friday morning, city police spokesman Donny Moses said.

A southbound Penn line train struck the person at about 7:45 a.m., Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Paul Shepard said. There is no word yet on the victim’s identity or why they…

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The Counselors of Real Estate has released its annual list of the most pressing issues the industry will grapple with in 2017 and 2018.

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They increased this week for the first time in more than a month, but they still remain near their yearly lows.

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A federal judge in Baltimore has ruled that a Florida man will not receive more than $2.8 million in prize money because he violated the rules of the White Marlin Open fishing tournament in Ocean City.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett said Philip G. Heasley of Naples, Fla., who caught…

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A major tax advantage for the commercial real estate industry may be one of the casualties in a sweeping federal tax reform expected this year….

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Buyers may be able to bring less to closing as lenders offer more low- and no-down payment options. Could this help put homeownership within reach…

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A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The assailant, prepared with “a lot of ammo,” fought a gun battle with police…

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Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol’s ornate Statuary Hall.

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, was shot Wednesday along with several others during…

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Maryland Natural Resources Police Sgt. John Buchanan was flying biologists over Tangier Sound this spring to survey ducks when he glimpsed gray bodies arcing in the waters below.

The veteran pilot lowered the helicopter for a closer look.

Two, three, four pods of dolphins. He counted almost 50 in…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. elections. He vowed to defend his honor “against scurrilous and false allegations.”

Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President… …read more



While the internet has undeniably become a vital resource for real estate buyers, consumers have still increased their use of real estate…

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Home shoppers may need to allow for some extra wiggle room in their timeline if they’re in a hurry to buy.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing fresh questions about his Russian contacts during the election campaign and his role in the firing of James Comey, will be interrogated in a public hearing by former Senate colleagues on Tuesday.

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes…

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Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country.

The decision by a unanimous three-judge…

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If you ask Lenny Marshall, he’ll tell you: “It’s easier to get in trouble, moreso than staying clean.”

Marshall, 27, speaks from experience. As a teen, he says, he dealt drugs all over the city. Then his daughter was born. He got a full-time job and turned his life around.

Now, in his spare time,…

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Pennsylvania State Police Sunday said the body of a woman found Tuesday in Baltimore was that of a missing 37-year-old Pennsylvania woman.

The woman, Aleksandra “Ola” Reeves of Middletown, Pa., was found at about 11:30 a.m. in a wooded area near Guilford Avenue and East Preston Street in Baltimore.

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The Ocean City Council voted unanimously Saturday to approve an emergency ordinance prohibiting public nudity.

The ordinance says “there is no constitutional right for an individual to appear in public nude or in a state of nudity,” Ocean City officials said in a statement.

The ordinance comes…

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The trial of a man charged with killing a Park Heights father in November 2015 has ended in a mistrial, the city state’s attorney’s office said.

Devante Brim was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kendal Fenwick, a 24-year-old truck driver who was raising three children. The case…

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President Donald Trump refused Friday to say whether his private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey were taped — a matter at the heart of conflicting accounts of what passed between them — and asserted that nothing in Comey’s testimony to the Senate showed collusion with Russia or…

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Keep top-of-mind with your sphere by leveraging strange, unusual, and fun national days of observance.

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The House passed a bill on Thursday, mostly along partisan lines, to remove many regulatory burdens set out by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. The…

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Former FBI Director James Comey asserted Thursday that President Donald Trump fired him to interfere with his investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election and its ties to the Trump campaign.”It’s my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation,” Comey told the Senate intelligence…

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is out of the lineup for Thursday night’s makeup game against the Washington Nationals, and was diagnosed with a strained wrist, though the long-term prognosis is good, according to an industry source.

The team announced that Machado left Wednesday night’s walk-off…

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The percentage of Americans who reported now is a good time to sell zoomed to a record high in May.

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For those with retirement already on the mind: A new study ranks the most desirable states for those on the cusp of retiring.

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Today wouldve been the 150th birthday of the legendary architect, who continues to have a lasting footprint on real estate…

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The man suspected of ramming a Natural Resources Police officer in Patapsco State Park in Catonsville Tuesday night turned himself in Wednesday in Towson, Baltimore County police said.

The man has not yet been officially charged, and his name was not released. He walked into the Baltimore County…

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Former FBI Director James Comey will testify that President Donald Trump sought his “loyalty” and asked what could be done to “lift the cloud” of investigation shadowing his administration, according to prepared remarks released ahead of his appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Comey, who is…

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One real estate tech commentator argues that Zillow wouldn’t benefit from disintermediating agents.

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Home buyers sought to lock in low lending rates last week, prompting total mortgage application volume to soar 7.1 percent.

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Ellicott City yoga instructor Keith Golden thinks of Reality Leigh Winner as a dedicated student and compassionate person who works hard and cares deeply for animals and people.

On Tuesday, though, he opened a text from a friend instructing him to look up Winner online. He was met with news that…

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An assailant wielding a hammer attacked Paris police guarding Notre Dame Cathedral Tuesday, crying “This is for Syria” before being shot and wounded by officers outside one of France’s most popular tourist sites, authorities said.

At least 600 people were blocked inside the iconic 12th century…

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Five employees were killed in a shooting at a business near Orlando, Fla., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Sheriff Jerry Demings identified the shooter as John Robert Neumann Jr., a 45-year-old Army veteran who lived alone and did not appear to be a member of any type of subversive…

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Baltimore sued 18 chemical manufacturers in federal court Monday, alleging that the city fell victim to a conspiracy designed to drive up the cost of the water treatment chemical alum over the course of a decade and half.

The lawsuit seeks at least $5 million in compensation.

The FBI and federal…

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Buyers may be focused on saving up for a down payment, but there’s much more to owning a home. New homeowners could find themselves in over…

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British police arrested a dozen people Sunday in a widening terrorism investigation after attackers using a van and large knives turned a balmy evening of nightlife into a bloodbath and killed seven people in the heart of London.

Although the attackers were also dead, authorities raced to determine…

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Memories from his career flashed through Orioles radio announcer Fred Manfra’s mind Sunday as he drove to Camden Yards.

There were his first-day nerves when he started full-time in 1993. He remembered the excitement covering festivities for Cal Ripken Jr.’s major league record-breaking 2,131st…

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President Donald Trump is launching a major push for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation’s roads and bridges, a key item on his agenda that’s been stymied in Congress and overshadowed by White House controversies.

Trump plans a series of events this coming week to highlight his effort to modernize…

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When state Democrats unveiled their proposed congressional districts in 2011, one of the central justifications for the squirrely lines in Western Maryland was a need to “maintain” the Interstate 270 corridor.

The decision to lump Republican Western Maryland in with Democratic portions of Montgomery…

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Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reinjured his hip during Friday’s organized team activities and is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, the team announced.

Pitta, who missed all of 2015 while recovering from a fractured and dislocated hip, his second such injury in three years,…

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Embattled comedian Kathy Griffin says she’s not afraid of Donald Trump and plans to keep making fun of him but maintained that she’s sorry for a video that depicted her holding a likeness of the president’s severed, bloody head.

At a rambling press conference Friday, Griffin tearfully predicted…

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched lower for the third consecutive week, continuing to fall under 4 percent, Freddie Mac reports.

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Avoid nasty surprises after moving in. Make sure your home buyers ask these questions first.

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Gunshots and explosions rang out early Friday at a mall, casino and hotel complex near Manila’s international airport in the Philippine capital, sparking a security alarm amid an ongoing Muslim militant siege in the country’s south.

Philippine police rushed to the Resorts World Manila complex early…

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President Donald Trump will announce Thursday that the U. S. will withdraw from the Paris global climate pact, according to a White House official, congressional officials and others briefed by the White House.

Trump is to make the announcement from the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon.

“He’s pulling…

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They may be reluctant to sell but more owners still want that equity. Homeowners are taking out cash from their homes in levels not seen since the…

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“With a record number of home buyers out there, this is officially the most competitive, fastest-moving spring housing market in decades,…

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Robbery, assault and other charges have been filed against two teens involved in the crash of a carjacked vehicle that left a Baltimore Police robbery detective injured on Tuesday, police said Wednesday.

Deshawn Heartwell, 18, and an unidentified 16-year-old boy have both been charged with armed…

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Ben Jealous announced his campaign for Maryland governor in Baltimore Wednesday, touting his ties to the city and his experience as a community organizer.

Jealous, a Democrat and former head of the NAACP, pitched himself as a progressive devoted to aggressively implementing a broad agenda of civil…

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Do you have clients who dream of owning an oceanside getaway? If they’re in search of a bargain, here are some of the least expensive…

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Home buyers are facing persistently low inventory levels and price appreciation that’s rising much faster than incomes. Read more from NAR…

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A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul amid intensifying inquiries into his campaign’s dealings with Russia.

The departure of Michael Dubke, Trump’s communications director, comes as aides and outside advisers say Trump has…

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A plainclothes Baltimore Police detective suffered an ankle injury on Tuesday morning when two robbery suspects in a carjacked SUV crashed into his unmarked patrol car as he was attempting to step out of it, police said.

Both suspects, aged 19 and 16, bailed out of the SUV and fled from the scene…

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Pro golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office booking blotter.

According to the sheriff’s office, Eldrick Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday by Jupiter police.

His mugshot was also released.

Jupiter, in northern Palm…

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Appreciation: Gilman alumnus who worked for The Evening Sun was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year. …read more



On Memorial Day, Marissa Martinez Brown will join thousands on a beach in Honolulu to float lighted lanterns, each bearing a remembrance of a loved one lost over the years, into the water.

While Brown, 43, will be in a crowd Monday, in many ways her grief is increasingly a lonely one. Her husband…

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The story goes that two veterans of the Civil War came into town for a Memorial Day parade and, while there, they decided to step into Finley Taylor’s studio and pose for the intriguing photograph that appears with today’s column: old soldiers from opposing sides sitting peaceably, even brotherly,…

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Manny Machado is the first to point out there’s plenty of baseball to be played this season, that his early-season struggles at the plate will eventually be a memory, that sticking to the routine that brought him success over the past five years will pay off as it always has. …read more



We moved from Baltimore to a small suburb in Pennsylvania when I was 7 years old. I remember the day my mom enrolled me in public school. I was upset. I wanted to go to Catholic school like my friends and cousins back in Maryland. Today, I understand. My mother is one of the women featured in the…

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Vowing that the Trump administration would “rebuild the military,” Vice President Mike Pence told the Naval Academy’s graduating class Friday that they should be confident their commander-in-chief would “have their back” as they begin a career of service.

“President Donald Trump is the best friend…

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A Baltimore police lieutenant overseeing the Horseshoe Casino district has been charged with theft of overtime after an internal investigation was sparked by an anonymous letter that said he was “never at work.”

Authorities say Lt. Steven Bagshaw, a 21-year veteran, was earning fraudulent overtime,…

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Despite overall weakening in economic growth, economists at Freddie Mac point to several indicators that the real estate market could have one of…

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All the reasons consumers should use you, not a website, to sell their home.

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A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican’s…

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You may often find yourself in the middle of quarrels when couples are purchasing a home together. Find out the main points of contention….

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Investment companies are betting big that the rental boom will continue, which is why they’re still snatching up properties even…

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British security forces raided an apartment building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated a network of people allegedly behind the city’s concert bombing. Hundreds of soldiers were sent to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and Parliament.

Home Secretary…

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Bus, light rail and subway service will be free across the Baltimore region for two weeks after the roll-out of the BaltimoreLink route overhaul on June 18, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Wednesday.

The free rides, which the agency had previously floated, will be available through…

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First, an Australian millionaire tells generation Y they might be better able to afford a house if they just spent less money on luxury items such…

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Homes are selling faster, but inventory woes persist, according to NAR’s latest housing report.

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A second victim who caught fire during an altercation in White Marsh nearly two years ago has died, Baltimore County police said.

Shawn Michael Scarinzi, 25, of the 900 block of Topview Drive in Edgewood, died Monday after being inadvertently set on fire during an altercation between his friend,…

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Baltimore’s police union denounced administrative charges being brought against five of the six officers involved in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray, saying the cases will “do nothing more than perpetuate a police force hesitant to exercise judgment when interacting with the public.”

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Most mortgage lenders require borrowers to purchase home insurance, but many buyers may be confused about what their policy covers. Set them…

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As overcrowded cities stop expanding outward, lots are getting more difficult to find—and the squeeze won’t do anything positive for…

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The Severna Park man charged with fatally stabbing a Bowie State student visiting the University of Maryland campus in College Park on Saturday was ordered held without bond Monday.

The incident, in which a black student visiting the campus was stabbed to death early Saturday, is being investigated…

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The University of Maryland is often referred to as the state’s flagship, meaning its most prominent university, but it is really more than that. It is not just some high-profile taxpayer-subsidized enterprise but a repository of the state’s culture, its aspirations and heritage, representing in…

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Center fielder connects for solo shot off Marco Estrada, equals Rafael Palmeiro’s record. …read more



Two-thirds of the way through the Triple Crown series, the 2017 crop of 3-year-olds has yet to define itself. …read more



President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements.

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Race 6

Horatio Karamanos guided Barney Rebel, from Ireland, to victory over My Giant and Stone Crazy in the 1-mile and 1/16th turf race.

Barney Rebel paid $8.40, $4.80 and $3.80 for the victory, the second of the day for Karamanos. Runner-up My Giant paid $6.60 and $4.40 while Stone Crazy paid…

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Hammerjacks, Baltimore’s soon-to-be-revived concert hall and club, has received approval for a stadium liquor license, clearing the final hurdle the project needed before its construction could begin.

The Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners unanimously granted Hammerjacks’ owners the…

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The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Real estate professionals will likely continue to see an increase in business over the next two years. But your home buyers may be needing to…

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reportedly is looking into whether some of Zillow’s advertising revenues violate regulations…

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An Amtrak engineer involved in a train derailment that killed eight passengers turned himself in to police Thursday on charges including causing a catastrophe and involuntary manslaughter, in a case brought only after a victim’s family got a judge to order that charges be filed.

Brandon Bostian,…

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As Baltimore officials push to keep the Preakness Stakes in the city, they say they won’t abandon the longtime site of the marquee race in Park Heights in favor of another city location.

The Stronach Group, the Ontario-based owner of the 147-year-old Pimlico Race Course — the race’s home — has expressed…

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You undoubtedly field a lot of questions from your clients. But how do you respond when you get an especially odd one?

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You may want to start your customer prospecting in the engineering department of area colleges. Here’s why.

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Infant flown to regional trauma center, traffic rerouted through Annapolis …read more



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