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CBS News fired morning show host Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them.

The network’s news president, David Rhodes, said there is…

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President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster.

Trump continued the annual presidential tradition during an event Tuesday in the White House Rose Garden. The act of leniency means 47-pound Drumstick and 36-pound Wishbone will instead get…

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The search for a suspect in the killing of Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter entered a sixth day Monday — putting the case in uncharted territory for an agency with a recent track record of quickly apprehending killers of its own.

Since 1964, suspects in the killings of city officers have been…

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The photo has been on the refrigerator for years, of two young Maryland fans standing in enemy territory two days after the Terps won the 2002 national title over Indiana at the Georgia Dome.

After the family drove halfway home, stopping overnight in Greensboro, N.C., their father made an unexpected…

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Home buyers say they want the latest design trends in their next property—but 70 percent admit to having items in their current house that…

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The mortgage giant has announced it will restart its efforts to invest in a program that incentivizes investors to support affordable housing.

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The Baltimore Police Department plans to clear Monday the crime scene in Harlem Park where a gunman killed Detective Sean Suiter last week, police said, after officers locked down the neighborhood for six days.

With no suspect identified and the reward jumping higher and higher for information…

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Few things wound the soul of a city like the death of a public servant, a police officer or firefighter, and especially a police officer doing what Detective Sean Suiter was doing the other day when he was killed — trying to solve a homicide in a city riddled with violence.

Baltimore has so many…

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A third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a South Baltimore resident on Tuesday, city police said Friday.

Circumstances around Friday’s arrest — including the suspect’s name and where the suspect was arrested — were not immediately available.

Alexander Wroblewski was shot dead Tuesday…

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Dozens of neighbors rushed to the scene of a massive late-night fire that injured at least 20 people at a Pennsylvania senior living community, wrapping the elderly in blankets and carrying them to ambulances in makeshift gurneys.

Larry Kingsland, 62, said Friday he and scores of people who live…

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When listing vacant lots or parcels of land, tailor your marketing strategy to reach a different audience than home sales.

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Tens of thousands are fleeing the storm-ravaged island and heading for Florida—where inventory is already severely crunched—and real…

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Baltimore Police officers searched Ashley Smith’s home on Bennett Place on Thursday morning, checking the windows in the back and her basement, after a city homicide detective was shot in the head nearby the night before.

The officer, identified as Det. Sean Suitor, died Thursday at Maryland Shock…

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Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter was an 18-year veteran of the force who spent the last two years investigating homicides during the city’s historic spike in killings.

Police say Suiter was investigating another killing in West Baltimore Wednesday afternoon when he was shot in the head. He was…

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Some organizations and lawmakers view the chief’s resignation as an opportunity to restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…

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NAR says it’s “just getting started” in the fight to stop a tax reform package that threatens homeownership incentives.

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Police said three people being sought in connection with the killing of a 41-year-old man in South Baltimore have been apprehended in Georgia.

Details were not immediately available. Meanwhile, U.S. Marshals in Atlanta suggested the announcement was premature.

“We’ve still got things that are moving…

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The city of Baltimore on Wednesday rested its case against Lt. Brian Rice in his administrative trial on 10 charges he violated police department policy in the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray.

The move could clear the way for the testimony portion of the trial to conclude Wednesday afternoon, at which…

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The Senate must approve the bill if long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program is to take effect before it expires on Dec….

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Rural areas, particularly those in second-home or retiree havens, lack enough affordable and adequate housing for local working families,…

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President Donald Trump will discuss with aides how the White House and Republicans should deal with embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, an administration official said Tuesday, as party leaders in Congress escalated their fight to force Moore out of the campaign and threatened to expel… …read more



A week after making the pronouncement of his starting quarterback a “gametime decision,” Maryland coach DJ Durkin said at his weekly news conference Tuesday that sophomore Max Bortenschlager will start Saturday’s game at Michigan State “if he’s healthy.”

While the nature of Bortenschlager’s injury…

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The Senate’s top Republican said Monday that GOP candidate Roy Moore should quit his Alabama race amid allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl decades ago. Moore fired back that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the one who should leave, saying he “has failed conservatives and…

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The administrative trial of Lt. Brian Rice on 10 charges he violated police policies during and after the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray began Monday with Neil Duke, the attorney prosecuting the case on behalf of the city, writing “WITH RANK COMES RESPONSIBILITY” in large letters on a white board.

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Prices have returned to bubble levels, but economists say what’s causing today’s rapid rise is different than 10 years ago, when the…

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A practitioner in Scottsdale, Ariz., was trapped inside during an open house when a diamondback rattlesnake came to the front door. See how he got…

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Hundreds of people gathered in the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the First Baptist Church and killed more than two-dozen people in the worst mass shooting in Texas history.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy led an emotional sermon that called on mourners…

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Based on Michigan’s results this season, there was some hope — however faint — of Maryland upsetting the Wolverines and going into its final home game against Penn State with a chance at becoming bowl eligible.

That pipe dream ended somewhere between a fake punt on which the Terps were improperly…

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The little boy had run out of food, and he was hungry, so he started knocking on doors. That’s when the neighbors realized something was terribly wrong.

The boy was 5 years old, a kindergartner and the son of a man who now lay dead from an overdose of fentanyl in his girlfriend’s house in Allegany…

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Gov. Larry Hogan called Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore “unfit for office” on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations made against Moore by four women.

Moore was the subject a Washington Post story in which women say he initiated relationships with them when they were minors in the…

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Comedian Louis C.K. released the following statement on Friday following allegations of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report:

“I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.

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The corruption indictments this year against Baltimore’s elite Gun Trace Task Force has produced an unintended — and undesirable — consequence: a major decline in gun arrests in the city.

As Baltimore struggles under surging gun violence, gun arrests are down 25 percent from last year.

Much of…

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A new study finds borrowers are less happy this year, but some lenders score high marks when it comes to customer satisfaction.

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The proposed tax reform bill preserves the $1 million cap on the mortgage interest deduction, but will still lead to higher…

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Baltimore County school interim superintendent Verletta White sent an email Thursday to school district employees saying that she should have reported income she received from a company that promotes education technology firms but that the consulting job did not pose a conflict of interest.

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Gov. Larry Hogan marked Veterans Appreciation Month on Thursday by renewing his call for elimination of state income taxes on Maryland’s military retirees.

At a State House news conference, Hogan contended that such a move is needed to keep the state’s military retirees from moving to states that…

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The latest dip in Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index may be seasonally triggered.

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Najuane Phillpotts, 17, woke up extra early Wednesday morning and put on a black button-down shirt and tie.

As he drove his navy blue Volkswagen Golf to Milford Mill Academy, he kept thinking to himself that today was the day that would change his life.

His school hosted an instant admissions college…

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Welcomed to China with an outsized dose of pomp and pageantry, President Donald Trump pronounced himself wowed by Beijing’s lavish greeting Wednesday at the start of a two-day visit in which he aims to employ flattery, scolding and cajolery to press the rising Asian power on trade and North Korea.

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Tweets can now use up to 280 characters.

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Last week’s drop in borrowing costs wasn’t enough to entice refinancers and potential buyers to take out loans.

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The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church went aisle to aisle looking for victims and shot crying babies at point-blank range, a couple who survived the attack said.

Meanwhile, investigators continued analyzing the gruesome crime scene Tuesday and tried to gain access to the…

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Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was found not guilty on all administrative charges in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

The verdict was handed down around 1 p.m. Tuesday, after the city announced the panel presiding over the case would reconvene at the University of Baltimore.

Three…

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Home prices in a few areas have skyrocketed by up to 95 percent over the past five years.

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The country’s opioid crisis is putting real estate agents increasingly on the front lines in having to deal with addicts posing as potential…

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Investigators said Sunday’s church massacre in Texas occurred amid an ongoing “domestic situation” involving the gunman and his relatives, at least one of whom had attended the church.

While authorities have not publicly identified a motive for the attack, they emphasized Monday that the shooting…

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A sheriff says a man walked into a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and started shooting, leaving multiple people dead.

The Wilson County News reports that Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt said the shooter has been taken down. It wasn’t immediately known how many people were killed…

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An off-duty Washington, D.C., police officer was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in West Baltimore, Baltimore police say.

On Saturday at about 12:45 a.m., officers were called to the 2800 block of Elgin Ave. in the Panway/Braddish Avenue neighborhood for a report of a shooting, police…

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The speed with which disgrace can destroy even the most successful careers these days is dizzying.

On Sunday, before BuzzFeed’s publication of allegations from actor Anthony Rapp that Kevin Spacey forcibly tried to have sex with him when Rapp was 14 years old, the star of “House of Cards” was one…

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On a large board in Margaret Mackey’s Northwest Baltimore dining room are dozens of pictures of her eldest son, Bernard, who was killed in September.

There’s a weathered black-and-white photo from his infancy, a discolored Northwestern High school portrait and a more recent Snapchat image with…

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The law enforcement agency for Harford County, where much of the Netflix series “House of Cards” has been filmed, says it has not received any complaints against Kevin Spacey related to media reports of sexual assault and harassment allegations.

A report by CNN published Thursday includes an interview…

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Mortgage rates mostly held steady under 4 percent after last week’s sizable jump.

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President Donald Trump has selected Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the nation’s central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen.

After a search that was more public than any before n the Fed’s more than a century of history, Trump’s choice of the 64-year-old Powell will…

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The suspect in the deadly New York City truck rampage was inspired by the Islamic State group’s online videos and plotted his attack for two months, renting a truck ahead of time to practice turning it, federal authorities said in bringing terrorism charges against the Uzbek immigrant.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Joe Flacco had exhibited “zero” symptoms stemming from the concussion he sustained in Thursday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, and the quarterback proved him right by participating in Wednesday afternoon’s practice in advance of Sunday’s game at the Tennessee…

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U.S. Navy leaders are recommending a sweeping list of changes in sailor training, crew requirements and safety procedures to address systemic problems across the Pacific fleet that led to two deadly ship collisions earlier this year, killing 17 sailors.

A report scheduled to be released Thursday…

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More households are finding ways to purchase a home even within an environment of tight housing inventories and rising home prices.

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More Americans are flocking to southern states, according to LendingTree’s migration analysis. Take a look at this chart to see the most…

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A minor earthquake rattled Howard County on Sunday night, the latest in a series of small tremors in that part of the state over the past 25 years.

The quake registered at a magnitude of 1.5, a level most people don’t usually notice. In this case, though, many thought they heard something strange.

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Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for five months never activated their emergency beacon and described running into a fearsome storm that meteorologists say didn’t exist, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival.

The women previously…

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Even though it’s Halloween, you don’t want these items in your listing to give buyers the creeps.

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Find out where households spend the most on candy for Halloween.

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A former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, special counsel Robert Mueller said Monday, while Trump’s former campaign manager and that official’s business partner pleaded not guilty to felony charges of conspiracy…

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An Annapolis teenager missing since Aug. 5 was killed in a gang-related attack, the third such killing in the area reported in recent weeks, The Capital has learned.

Anne Arundel County police were expected to announce Monday afternoon that human remains found in a wooded area off Open View Lane…

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Two men were killed and one injured in three separate shootings in Baltimore Saturday night and early Sunday, police said.

The injured man was wounded after a shooter slid a gun through a front door mail slot and opened fire, police said.

The night of violence began at around 9:40 p.m. in the 1800…

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Less than seven minutes and one possession into Saturday’s game against Indiana at Maryland Stadium, the Terps trailed 7-0. The defense, which vowed during the week to get off the field on third down, couldn’t.

After sophomore quarterback Max Bortenschlager was intercepted on his second snap —…

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders — including Baltimore’s DeRay Mckesson — of inciting violence that led to a gunman’s deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Louisiana last year.

And in a separate matter,…

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A driver who police say fled the Maryland Transportation Authority officers died Saturday morning after crashing into two other vehicles in Southeast Baltimore.

Baltimore police said toll authority police stopped a silver 2013 Nissan on Interstate 95 just after 12:30 a.m. for a traffic violation…

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The planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a 50-foot sailboat didn’t start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones was washed overboard and sank to the bottom on their first day at sea.

From there, things got worse. Much worse.

About a month into their trip, flooding from…

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Remember the cat that made more of an appearance on the field of M&T Bank Stadium Thursday night than the Miami Dolphins did, weaving around the field and getting some serious air time (along with commentary by Tony Romo) at the end of the Ravens’ 40-0 win?

The Ravens have asked fans on Twitter…

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Hackers are using more sophisticated methods and research to make targeted personal email attacks in order to access to financial information…

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Make sure your homeowners read the fine print so they don’t have any surprises if disaster ever strikes.

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Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis plans to open her Italian restaurant, tentatively named GDL by Giada, at the Horseshoe Casino in either February or March, the Food Network star said Thursday inside the Baltimore casino.

Her first on the East Coast, the restaurant will replace JB’s Café, a stopgap…

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The Maryland Historical Trust has concluded that Baltimore officials didn’t have the legal authority to remove three monuments to the Confederacy and, while acknowledging it doesn’t plan to, the state agency reserved the right to order the city to put them back.

Elizabeth Hughes, director of the…

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“Homeownership … is the basis for a number of positive social, economic, family, and civic outcomes,” researchers note in a new…

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See the most popular exterior siding choices based on region.

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Federal authorities have charged a supervisor in the Baltimore Department of Transportation over an alleged extortion plot involving construction permits.

The supervisor, Daryl Christopher Wade, 50, is accused of accepting $5,000 from an FBI informant in exchange for wiping out $17,000 of fines…

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The brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was reportedly arrested in North Hollywood on suspicion of crimes related to child pornography. …read more



A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference to the appearance of a room. But before you send your clients off with a paintbrush, make sure you…

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Looking to get your listing noticed on the higher end of the market? Condo developers in this segment say they lure affluent buyers with models…

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Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP for the last seven years, said she resigned from the organization Monday.

In an interview Tuesday, Hill-Aston, 68, cited completing key goals, such as hosting the national NAACP convention this past summer, as contributing to her…

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Nearly 800 overdose deaths in the first half of the year linked to the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl helped pushed the number of overdose deaths in Maryland to a new high, new state data released Tuesday shows.

While the number of deaths from heroin and opioids generally moderated a bit, fentanyl-related…

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Baltimore Police have arrested a 19-year-old Baltimore man suspected in the September killing of Tyrone Ray, the 22-year-old grandson of Maryland House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch, they said Monday.

Raekwon Thornton, who police first named as their suspect in the case on Oct. 6 and who has been…

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The judge deciding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s punishment said Monday he is concerned that President Donald Trump’s comments about the case could impact the public’s perception of the military justice system.

Sentencing was set to begin Monday for Bergdahl on charges that he endangered comrades by…

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These U.S. metros have seen the most dramatic shifts in housing, incomes, crime rates, and economic foundations in the last decade, according to a…

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Consumers trust real estate professionals and lenders more than online sources or family and friends to provide reliable guidance on obtaining a…

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Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., on Sunday called White House chief of staff John F. Kelly “a puppet of the president” and said he should apologize for having made false claims about her while defending President Donald Trump’s military condolence calls.

“Not only does he owe me an apology, but…

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that he planned to release the tens of thousands of never-before-seen documents left in the files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination held by the National Archives and Records Administration.

“Subject to the receipt of further information,…

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For the third year in a row, Maryland will not take part of a robust federal funding program to process untested rape kits.

Maryland has 3,700 untested kits across the state, according to a state audit of police departments last year.

In the first two years of the federal grant program to facilitate…

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New energy, old-fashioned gas lighting, and private and public funds are helping transform the Peale Center, the 1814 museum building that has reopened after being closed for 20 years.

The scaffolding is still up on the Holliday Street landmark near City Hall, but it now has a new roof and a new…

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A Harwood man is facing assault charges and two more are wanted after police said a man was stabbed during a brawl in Edgewater Thursday.

Anne Arundel police said a man called the department at 4:27 p.m. saying his friend had been stabbed and he was on the way to the hospital.

A dispatcher had…

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The two generations don’t always agree on what they want in a home, posing challenges for builders who are striving to meet both groups…

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Real estate transactions remain near their lowest level of the year, despite buyer interest in most parts of the country, NAR reports.

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The man suspected of carrying out shootings in two states that killed three in Maryland and injured three others is being held in Delaware on more than $2 million bail.

Radee L. Prince, 37, faces a range of charges — including first-degree murder — in Harford County, where the first shooting occurred,…

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Bayarsaikhan Tudev rose every morning at 5 a.m. to begin a two-hour commute to his job at a granite manufacturer in Edgewood.

He worked long hours, his daughter said, in pursuit of his own American Dream. The Mongolian native hoped to one day open a granite business of his own, which he could pass…

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A new report finds annual gains in home renovation and repair spending will surge through the third quarter of next year.

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A new report from NAR cites being a people person as one of the many traits you should have to succeed as a real estate agent. Do you have what it…

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The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed “disrespect” to the soldier’s loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show…

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A multi-state manhunt was continuing Wednesday for a man suspected in a workplace shooting in Harford County that killed three people and critically injured two others, and who is believed to have later shot another person in Delaware.

State and federal authorities are searching for Radee L. Prince,…

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Airbnb may have found a way to settle its disputes with cities over short-term leasing apartments and homes. It’ll build its own apartment…

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Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up.

At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan compromise,…

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A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy.

The decision from…

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Researchers say they’ve invented a type of cement that can withstand a 9.0 earthquake.

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If you have a predisposition to dominate the conversation, here are some ways to reel it in and let clients know you hear them.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades — charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

“I understand that leaving was against…

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Starlite Diner appears to have closed a year after it opened in Belvedere Square.

Starlite opened in September 2016. The restaurant was locked and the lights were off on Monday afternoon, and Google lists it as permanently closed. No one answered the phone at Starlite on Monday.

The diner was…

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When Antonio Shropshire drove to an auto repair shop last year and learned his car concealed a GPS tracking device, prosecutors say, the suspected drug boss called his confidant.

He knew the confidant as “Poppy.” The Baltimore Police Department knew the man as Detective Momodu Gondo.

“I took the…

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Despite several reports that Kevin Anderson has been fired, Maryland tweeted Saturday that he remains the school’s athletic director.

Anderson has been the athletic director since replacing Debbie Yow in 2010.

Sources familiar with the situation said Anderson had not been in his College Park office…

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I remember old, shaking hands making the sign of the cross and small, dark-haired women in black veils crying desperately for Sebastian Russo as stark winter light streamed through the front doors of the gray stone church on Harford Road.

It was a Tuesday morning in early March 1981, and mourners…

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After students at City Springs Elementary/Middle School raised $1,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief, the story of their generosity went viral.

People across the country said they were inspired by some of Baltimore’s poorest and youngest residents giving what they had to others. One of those people,…

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A Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader charged with firing a pistol during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has been denied bail despite his claim that he acted in self-defense.

Richard Wilson Preston, a resident of Northeast Baltimore, is accused of firing a weapon within 1,000…

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted its largest week-over-week increase since July.

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A little music may be what your listing needs to make buyers feel more welcome, some real estate pros say.

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About a quarter of the initial Baltimore Bike Share fleet will return to streets Sunday, following a monthlong shutdown amid thefts and maintenance backups, city officials said.

About 50 of the refurbished bicycles — which have received upgraded GPS technology, paint and hardware — will be available…

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Baltimore residents will have a chance to weigh in on a court-ordered plan intended to bring reform to the city police department.

Four public meetings will be held this winter – in North, South, East and West Baltimore – for citizens to offer recommendations to a team of monitors writing the reform…

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With inventories so tight, many consumers say they’re even willing to live in a haunted house.

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Young adults are forming a new movement known as YIMBY—“yes in my backyard”—as they advocate for more affordable…

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Baltimore Police on Wednesday announced the deaths of three men shot in two separate incidents on Tuesday and one last month — pushing the city’s homicide count to 278 so far this year.

Police said that Dandre McLaughlin, shot in the 900 block of N. Monroe Street in Midtown-Edmondson in West Baltimore…

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The G.A.Y. Lounge, a recent addition to Baltimore’s gay-bar scene, has closed.

Opened in late April in the former Ware House 518 space, the Mount Vernon bar and restaurant announced the closure on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, and co-owner Robert Gay confirmed the news.

Gay declined to comment…

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Shoppers on Amazon’s online marketplace can now score prefabricated tiny homes via third-party resellers.

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So far, at least 17 people have died and more than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate due to fast-moving wildfires in the state. One firm…

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A black man brutally beaten at a white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville is now facing a felony charge related to the August attack.

A local magistrate issued an arrest warrant for DeAndre Harris on Monday after an accuser, whom police have not identified, claimed to have been…

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We’re headed to Attman’s Delicatessen on what remains of Baltimore’s Corned Beef Row to hear 94-year-old Gil Sandler describe his 10 most memorable Baltimore moments. …read more



The most common contract contingencies in August were related to the buyer obtaining financing, the homes passing inspection, and appraisal…

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Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index matched an all-time high in September, as consumers show optimism for buying and selling. …

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Nate slogged its way up the northeastern U.S. on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression less than two days after it roared ashore in Mississippi and Louisiana as a hurricane.

Nate spared the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a…

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More than a dozen wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, destroying at least 1,500 homes and businesses and sending an estimated 20,000 people on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames.

The state’s fire chief called the damage estimates conservative…

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Amidst devastating storms, many agents are helping clients find temporary housing and matching them with reputable contractors to repair their…

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The federal government is investigating predatory lending schemes that prompt borrowers with VA loans to switch from a fixed-rate mortgage to a…

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Vice president Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem.

The former Indiana governor flew in so he could watch Peyton Manning’s jersey retirement ceremony on Sunday. But Pence didn’t stick around long.

Pence said on…

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Rain bands from fast-moving Hurricane Nate lashed southeast Louisiana on Saturday afternoon as the storm headed for an evening landfall and residents in vulnerable, low-lying areas fled.

“It’s coming,” Larry Bertron said as he and his wife Kimberlee prepared to leave their home in the Braithwaite…

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Pardon me while I shift focus for a moment from “bump stocks” on assault rifles, like the one reportedly used in Sunday’s mass killing in Las Vegas, to something just as likely to destroy the lives of multiple human beings at one time: the 50-round magazine Baltimore police say they confiscated…

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The U.S. shed 33,000 jobs in September because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which closed thousands of businesses in Texas and Florida and forced widespread evacuations. It marked the first monthly hiring drop in nearly seven years.

The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent from 4.4 percent, the…

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The 45-year-old mother was frantic. A man had been shot in the back in the middle of the afternoon in her Northeast Baltimore neighborhood, and her sons’ elementary school, Brehms Lane Public Charter School, was approaching dismissal but on lockdown instead. She was late for work, but couldn’t…

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The share of households considered burdened by high rents is dropping, but it’s not because landlords are softening up on rents.

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More new homes are touting front porches, making them a great selling point for builders.

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Stephen Paddock, the gunman who fatally shot 58 people and wounded nearly 500 in Las Vegas Sunday night, rented two rooms in August at Chicago’s Blackstone Hotel overlooking the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, according to a law enforcement source. Paddock reserved the rooms on the park…

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Max Breitmeyer had already completed two of the highest-level advanced placement classes offered at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute by the end of his junior year, but he still wanted to dig deeper into the computer science world.

So he and three liked-minded classmates conceived of and built…

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Share these tips with homeowners to unlock some savings during the colder months ahead.

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As home prices heat up, buyers looking to lower their monthly mortgage payment are being lured to adjustable rate mortgages.

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Many community members and county officials say they were “impressed” by Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano’s school redistricting recommendations, which include halting redistricting at the high school level until a new school opens in 2022 and limiting elementary and middle school redistricting.

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President Donald Trump met privately with victims of the Las Vegas shooting at a hospital Wednesday after he touched down in a city still reeling from the worst gun massacre in modern U.S. history.

Air Force One landed at the airport near the famed Las Vegas strip on a bright, sunny morning just…

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The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that a type of cryptocurrency called REcoin touted for real estate is a fraud and was designed to…

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A 2013 hack of Yahoo accounts was much worse than originally reported. Yahoo now says 3 billion of its users’ accounts—that is, every…

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday told Puerto Rico officials they should feel “proud” they haven’t lost thousands of lives like in “a real catastrophe like Katrina,” while adding that the devastated island territory has thrown the nation’s budget “a little out of whack.”

Trump’s remarks came as…

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Family and friends have started identifying the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday night. …read more



A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse into a killing field from which there was little escape. At least 58 people died.

It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history….

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Before he opened fire late Sunday, killing at least 58 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, gunman Stephen Paddock was living out his retirement as a high-stakes gambler in a quiet town outside Las Vegas.

Paddock, 64, would disappear for days at a time, frequenting casinos…

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Economists warned of rising defaults as more homeowners took out home equity lines of credit during the pre-recession housing boom. But so far,…

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As technology costs escalate for small and privately owned real estate companies, many are merging with larger firms in order to remain…

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Former football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist that brought prison time he avoided after his 1995 acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.

Simpson was released at 12:08 a.m. PDT from Lovelock Correctional Center…

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President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a laggard U.S. response to the natural disaster that has imperiled the island’s future.

“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan,…

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President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel.

The Health and Human Services chief oversees a $1 trillion department, with 80,000 employees and jurisdiction over major insurance…

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The United States on Friday abruptly warned Americans not to visit Cuba and ordered more than half its Havana embassy personnel to leave the island in a dramatic response to mysterious recent “specific attacks” harming the health of U.S. diplomats.

The actions deal a blow to already delicate ties…

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The Maryland Zoo’s polar bear Anoki may be pregnant, but no one knows for sure.

She’s hiding in her den and may give birth to a furry white bundle of joy later this fall.

Or maybe not.

The prospect that Anoki might ever get pregnant seemed hopeless when her mate died two years ago.

But then veterinary…

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Find out what the majority of Americans are willing to put down on a home, according to a new survey.

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Here are some ways you can highlight your listing’s proximity to public transportation as a selling point to buyers.

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The first Baltimore 9/11 Heroes Run is dedicated to Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Xavier Martin, the sailor from Halethorpe killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan. …read more



Anne Arundel County authorities on Thursday announced a joint task force involving the county, city of Annapolis and FBI to combat gang-related crimes in the county.

County executive Steve Schuh said the FBI will be “participating with people in Anne Arundel County” but offered few details about…

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A new report shows that green residential and multifamily construction is moving out of a niche business and into the mainstream, fueled by…

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A 33-year-old man from Rosemont has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of a Baltimore barber who was gunned down last year while closing shop.

A Baltimore jury found Andre Mosby guilty after a three-day trial last week. In addition to second-degree murder, he was also found…

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On Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” Tuesday night, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis explained why he dropped to both knees and interlocked arms with wide receiver Mike Wallace and linebacker C.J. Mosley during the U.S. national anthem in London on Sunday.

“I didn’t drop on one knee in order to protest….

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Pending home sales receded last month for the fifth time in six months, causing NAR to have to tweak its existing-home sales forecast for 2017.

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The social network is trying out the idea of doubling the character limit of posts from 140 to 280 in select markets.

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Saudi Arabia says it will allow women to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

The kingdom, which announced the change on Tuesday, was the only the country in the world to bar women from driving and for years had garnered negative publicity internationally for detaining women…

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The Enoch Pratt Library now has social workers available at four of its branches who will offer some counseling services and help patrons with other tasks such as filling out forms for disability benefits.

Representatives with the library system said they decided to offer the services because so…

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The real estate community in Puerto Rico is working frantically to help deliver emergency supplies to the island’s 3 million residents, as…

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Market conditions continue to be stressful and challenging for prospective first-time buyers.

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations said the new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration — which now include North Korea — still amount to a “Muslim ban.”

Zainab Chaudry, a spokeswoman for CAIR’s Maryland chapter, said the inclusion of North Korea was mere window dressing…

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Hey, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler of Harford County: Can I have your Ravens stuff? It would be a shame to burn it because you suddenly hate the Ravens for allowing some of their players to take a knee during the National Anthem.

I don’t know what you have in the way of merchandise, but I know some kids…

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Professional home stagers offer their ideas for giving the illusion of more square footage, even for tight spaces.

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Houses were available for purchase through catalogs in the early 1900s. Now, owners who have hung on to these historically significant properties…

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From the back door of his North Baltimore rowhome, Michael Makel Sr. can see the apartment complex where his 19-year-old son was killed, and he wonders whether anyone will ever be held accountable.

Nearly a year after the shooting, the 47-year-old father says he is tired of waiting for answers…

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After Ravens players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday — the first in a series of protests across the NFL — many Baltimore fans said they were supporting the demonstration as a way to speak out against racial inequality in America.

But others reacted angrily, describing the protests…

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A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island.

A group of anxious mayors arrived in the capital to meet with Gov. Ricardo Rossello to present a long list of…

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President Donald Trump made a pre-empitve strike on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Saturday morning, withdrawing an invitation not yet made for the NBA champions to visit the White House.

Trump tweeted his displeasure with Curry and the rest of the Warriors after reports that the…

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Gov. Larry Hogan has moved one of the two Cabinet secretaries who have been serving without a salary because of a turf battle between him and the General Assembly into a position where her pay will be restored.

Hogan spokesman Doug Mayer said Friday that Planning Secretary Wendi Peters, whose pay…

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An Anne Arundel County judge cut roughly $1 million from damages awarded a Glen Burnie family whose dog was shot by a county police officer.

The decision by Circuit Court Judge Mark Crooks Friday afternoon reduced the $1.26M awarded in the death of a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Vernon to $207,000….

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What the future looks like for the new-home market, mortgage rates, and overall home sales activity, according to Freddie Mac’s Outlook…

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Here are four ways to coordinate your marketing channels to best communicate with prospects or keep in touch with past clients.

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Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.

The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication…

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Dulaney High School’s main athletic field will be closed for several weeks to allow an underground wire to be unearthed, after a staff member felt an electric current running through a nearby fence last week, officials said.

The damaged wiring that electrified the fence was fixed last weekend,…

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Sustainability is proving to be a big draw in the multifamily sector.

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Home prices are showing signs of easing and could offer a better opportunity for home buyers to jump in.

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Rescuers found a surviving child on Wednesday in the ruins of a school that collapsed in Mexico’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake, one of many efforts across the city to try to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses toppled by the quake that killed at least 225 people.

Helmeted…

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The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, unleashed heavy flooding and brought down cell towers and power lines Wednesday in an onslaught that could deepen the island’s financial crisis.

Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean,…

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“Steady employment gains, slowly rising incomes, and lower mortgage rates generated sustained buyer interest all summer long, but…

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Higher interest rates and back-to-back major hurricanes are taking a toll on loan demand.

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President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons.

Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North…

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Gov. Larry Hogan urged Congress Tuesday to reject the latest version of a Senate Republican plan to repeal Ocamacare, saying it would cost Maryland $2 billion a year.

Hogan, a Republican, has so far opposed all of the measures supported by President Donald J. Trump to scrap the Affordable Care…

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Real estate associations and firms are rushing to help thousands of displaced hurricane victims find temporary housing in the…

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More and more single women are entering the real estate market. Find out where they’re buying.

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Orioles minor league pitcher Miguel Gonzalez died Monday in the Dominican Republic from injuries sustained in a Saturday car accident, the team announced.

“Our organization is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Miguel Gonzalez,” executive vice president Dan Duquette said in a statement. “Miguel…

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A strengthening Hurricane Maria is approaching Caribbean islands still recovering from Hurricane Irma, while Hurricane Jose passes just off of Maryland’s Atlantic coast, bringing dangerous surf.

Late Monday morning, only a day after reaching hurricane force, Maria became the fourth major storm to…

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Most properties in Irma’s path weathered the storm with only minor damage, showing the effectiveness of the state’s stricter building…

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Young adults carry an average student debt load of $41,200—higher than their average annual income of $38,800, according to a new NAR study…

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An NFL promotion offering free DNA test kits to Ravens fans will be postponed for later this season, biotech company Orig3n announced Sunday.

Fans would have been offered the kits for DNA Day at M&T Bank Stadium for the Ravens home opener against the Cleveland Browns. But Boston-based firm Orig3n,…

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