Tag: Baltimore (Md)

Thomas D’Alesandro, 90, Ex-Mayor of Baltimore and Pelosi’s Brother, Dies

Thomas J. D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor, City Council president and the brother of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, died in his North Baltimore home on Sunday. He was 90. Ms. Pelosi’s office confirmed the death in a statement. He died from complications of a stroke, Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Ms. Pelosi’s office, said. Mr. […]

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Elijah Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68

WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress and a central figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump, died on Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 68. His death was confirmed by his wife, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, […]

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Elijah E. Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68

Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump, died on Thursday in Baltimore, his spokeswoman said. He was 68. His death resulted from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” the spokeswoman, Trudy Perkins, […]

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Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to Treat Children With Cancer

A critical drug that serves as the backbone of treatment for most childhood cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors, has become increasingly scarce, and doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses. Persistent shortages of certain drugs and medical supplies have plagued the United States for years, but physicians […]

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Runaway Bull Corralled and Tranquilized After Roaming the Streets of Baltimore

He had just finished a breeding session and was returning to the farm where he lives in western Maryland. But he apparently had other designs. The bull, a 1,500-pound Black Angus known simply as No. 33, somehow managed to escape from a cattle trailer as it passed through Baltimore. For the next three hours, the […]

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5 Stabbed at Hunt Valley Mall Near Baltimore, Police Say

Five people were stabbed at a Baltimore-area shopping center on Saturday, the police said. Their injuries were not life-threatening and the attacker was fatally shot by officers, the Baltimore County Police Department said on Twitter. The victims were taken to hospitals. On Twitter, the police said they were called to the Hunt Valley Towne Center, […]

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Was Ric Ocasek Actually 75?

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. It was just past 10 p.m. on Sunday when The New York Times sent out the alert: “Ric Ocasek, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist and the lead singer of the Cars, was […]

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As Democrats Debate, Trump Offers Alternative: A Rambling Speech

BALTIMORE — Moments after Democrats took the debate stage on Thursday night, President Trump delivered a rambling and disjointed 68-minute speech accusing the news media and the “radical left” of wanting to destroy America. “Whether you like me or not, it doesn’t matter,” Mr. Trump told an audience of Republican House lawmakers at a conference […]

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Does America Care About Care? Not Enough

First of three articles. Caretaking occupies a paradoxical place in the American mind. On the one hand, we cast caretaking for babies and children as a sacred duty of the private sphere. We lionize the bonds between parents and their children in movies, songs and storybooks. We romanticize the kinds of wisdom that are passed […]

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Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

WILMER, Tex. — At the public library in Wilmer, Tex., books were checked out not with the beeps of bar code readers but with the scratches of pen on notebook paper. Out on the street, police officers were literally writing tickets — by hand. When the entire computer network that keeps the small town’s bureaucracy […]

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How Four Cities Can Predict Murder in America

Is murder rising or falling nationwide this year? It’s a simple question but surprisingly hard to answer. Every year, nearly 20,000 state and local law enforcement agencies collect data on a variety of crimes. The F.B.I. compiles the data, and at the end of September — of the following year — it releases the Crime […]

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‘Too Bad,’ Trump Says of Attempted Break-In at Cummings’s Home

President Trump continued to cast attention on Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the Maryland Democrat, and his hometown of Baltimore on Friday, after an attempted break in at the congressman’s home. The Baltimore Police are investigating a burglary at Mr. Cummings’s home last weekend, which occurred hours before Mr. Trump began assailing Mr. Cummings’s congressional district […]

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Trump vs. Baltimore: Stinging Words

To the Editor: Re “Trump Calls a House Critic’s Baltimore District a ‘Rat and Rodent Infested Mess’” (news article, July 28), about the president’s attack on Representative Elijah E. Cummings: I know that Donald Trump was surprised to become president of the United States. But one responsibility that comes with this job is that you […]

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Baltimore to Trump: You Lost Your Authority to Criticize

BALTIMORE — The last time President Trump blamed a black man for the condition of this undoubtedly troubled city, the year was 2015, the death of Freddie Gray in police custody had spawned a racial uprising, and the black man in question was President Barack Obama. “Our great African American president hasn’t exactly had a […]

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Trump Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Saying He ‘Hates Whites’

WASHINGTON — President Trump widened his war on critics of color on Monday morning, denouncing the Rev. Al Sharpton as “a con man” who “Hates Whites & Cops!” after a weekend spent assailing a leading African-American congressman from Baltimore. Mr. Trump seemed to be responding to a Twitter post from Mr. Sharpton showing himself at […]

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Baltimore to Trump: Knocking Our City Is Our Job, Not Yours

When nearly 15,000 people gathered in downtown Baltimore over the weekend to watch a championship boxing match, the crowd favorite was not in doubt: Gervonta Davis, a Baltimorean who easily fended off the blows of an out-of-town opponent. Hours earlier, another fight had broken out, this one beginning on President Trump’s Twitter feed. Again, Baltimore […]

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After Inflammatory Attack, Trump Accuses Democrats of Playing ‘the Race Card’

WASHINGTON — President Trump denied on Sunday that his attacks on an African-American congressman and his “disgusting, rat and rodent infested” district were racist even as he fired back at Speaker Nancy Pelosi by targeting her district as well. As he has done repeatedly when challenged for inflaming racial tensions, Mr. Trump sought to turn […]

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Can Baltimore Save Its World-Class Orchestra?

BALTIMORE — When violent unrest spread through the streets of Baltimore in 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who suffered a spinal injury while in police custody, the Baltimore Orioles took the extraordinary step of playing in an empty stadium, barring fans because of safety concerns. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra sent […]

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