Tag: Maryland

‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws Aren’t Airtight. But Officials Say They’ve Saved Lives.

Last year, a man who worked at a car dealership in San Diego told his co-workers that he would shoot up the place if he were fired, and he praised the man who had carried out the Las Vegas massacre. Another man told his fiancée he wanted to shoot her in the head, and also […]

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Home of Elijah Cummings Was Burglarized and President Petty Responded Exactly as You’d Expect Him To

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Hours before our Imbecile-in-Chief took to Twitter on Saturday to unleash his latest diatribe on the city of Baltimore comes the revelation that the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings was burglarized. The President Was Up Early Rage Tweeting About Rep. Elijah Cummings [Updated] President Petty, apparently tired of directing racist […]

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Much Ado About a Little More Housing

The agenda said the Montgomery County Council would vote on an ordinance allowing homeowners in the county, a wealthy Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., to create basement or backyard apartments, a modest proposal to ease a crucial shortage of affordable housing. The protesters who filled the front rows of the Council chambers last week thought […]

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Maxim Dadashev Dies of Injuries After Losing Boxing Match

Maxim Dadashev had never lost a professional boxing match when he entered the ring on Friday at the MGM National Harbor resort in Oxon Hill, Md. But after 11 rounds in which his opponent, Subriel Matías, landed a series of heavy blows, Dadashev’s trainer urged him to accept defeat, eventually signaling to the referee that […]

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Rain Pryor Vane, Daughter of Legendary Comedian Richard Pryor, Announces Run for Baltimore City Council

Photo: Jemal Countess (Getty Images for Lucille Lortel Awards) While most of us spend our birthdays guzzling Ciroc and gyrating on our exes, actress Rain Pryor Vane decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by announcing her decision to run for Baltimore City Council. Best known for her roles in Rude Awakening and Head of the […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax ‘Holidays’ Lure Shoppers Despite Slim Savings

If you missed out on the blitz of deals offered early this week by many online retailers, don’t despair: There may be additional savings on the horizon, as more than a dozen states gear up for their annual summer sales tax “holidays.” This year, 16 states are offering back-to-school promotions, exempting many items, including clothing, […]

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Police Make Arrest in the Killing of Zoe Spears, Whose Death Marked the 10th of a Black Trans Woman This Year

Photo: iStock A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Zoe Spears, a 23-year-old whose death last month outside Washington, D.C., marked the 10th this year of a black transgender woman. The Prince George’s County, Md., police say Gerardo Thomas, 33, admits to having been armed and in […]

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Kellyanne Conway Dismisses House Call to Discuss Accusations She’s Been Talking Out of Turn

Kellyanne ConwayPhoto: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway refused Monday to appear before a House committee probing stuff she’s said that lawmakers say violated federal law banning government employees from engaging in political speech while on the job. Conway, with her boss’ blessing, ignored a subpoena from the House Oversight and Reform Committee to […]

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A Reporter for Whom ‘Burn in Hell’ Meant a Job Well Done

KINGSTON, R.I. — Where the black hearse had stopped, the honor guard began: nearly 60 journalists standing in silent formation outside a church on a rural New England road. On another morning we might be enemy combatants, but here we stood in solidarity, representing television stations, radio outlets, newspapers. The media. One of ours had […]

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Trump Reverses Course—Again—on Citizenship Question for Census 2020

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference with New York’s then attorney general to announce a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form, April 3, 2018, in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) That didn’t last long. Just […]

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Congress Asks What’s Up With Ivanka Trump and Hubby Jared Kushner and Their Use of Personal Email as Probe Deepens

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, at the White House ,May 2018Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) Donald Trump son-in-law-turned-White House aide Jared Kushner’s use of WhatsApp, as well as personal email and other unofficial message services in his official capacities, is coming under increased congressional scrutiny. Congress is turning up the heat on the messaging […]

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The Supreme Court Isn’t as Naïve as Trump Hoped

The Supreme Court affirmed a basic rule of the operation of government on Thursday: Federal agencies have to give believable reasons for the actions they take. The justices applied that rule to stop the Trump administration, at least for now, from wrecking the 2020 census. The decision in Department of Commerce v. New York shouldn’t […]

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Politicians Can Pick Their Voters, Thanks to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to serve as an arbiter for what counts as extreme partisan gerrymandering, opening the door for politicians of both parties essentially to pick their voters, disfavoring parties that are not in power. The decision is anathema to America’s democratic ideals. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a majority decision […]

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What Is Gerrymandering? And Why Did the Supreme Court Rule on It?

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the federal courts cannot decide a question with momentous political consequences: Whether congressional district maps in Maryland and North Carolina that were drawn specifically to tilt political power in favor of one party — a practice known as partisan gerrymandering — are acceptable. District courts had thrown the […]

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The Supreme Court Is Due to Rule on Gerrymandering. What’s That?

The Supreme Court is expected on Thursday, the last day of its term, to rule on a question with momentous political consequences: Whether congressional district maps in Maryland and North Carolina are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders, unfairly benefiting Democrats in Maryland and Republicans in North Carolina. When the court heard arguments in the two cases in […]

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Did I Need to Know What Gender My Nonbinary Interviewees Were Assigned at Birth? Maybe Not

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I knew certain things about Charley Fogel, the person I was interviewing a few weeks ago at a Starbucks in Bethesda, Md. Their pronouns were they/them. They had adopted their gender-neutral name a few years […]

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National Spelling Bee, at a Loss for Words, Crowns 8 Co-Champions

A superhuman group of adolescents broke the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, with eight contestants crowned co-champions after the competition said it was running out of challenging words. It was a stunning result, coming just after midnight Thursday, for the 92nd annual event, which has had six two-way ties but had never before experienced […]

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Hearing Postponed for White Man Accused of Hate Crime in Fatal Stabbing of Richard Collins III on University of Maryland Campus

Mourners pay their respect during a funeral service for Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III, on May 26, 2017, in Upper Marlboro, Md. Collins was a Bowie State University student who was stabbed and killed May 20, 2017, on the campus of the University of Maryland, in what authorities say was a hate crime.Photo: Mark […]

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Man Who Set Himself on Fire Near the White House Dies From Injuries

WASHINGTON — A man who set himself on fire Wednesday in a park south of the White House has died, the United States Park Police said early Thursday. The man was identified as Arnav Gupta, 33, of Bethesda, Md. He had been reported missing by the Montgomery County Police Department on Wednesday. Officers with the […]

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