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A.G. Sessions warns Maryland on sanctuary status

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today he will withhold federal funds from cities and states that do not certify that they are not "sanctuary" jurisdictions.

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Promises, even words, are meaningless to Pugh when it comes to the minimum wage hike—a rant

As "spanked Eddie Munster" Paul Ryan fumbled and faltered along with the rest of the Republicans in ultimately pulling their nonsense Affordable Care Act replacement after talking this shit up for years, here in Baltimore we could only partially luxuriate in this massive Trump "L."

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Vigil held for slain transgender woman Alphonza Watson

As clouds darkened a remarkably warm Saturday afternoon, a sizable crowd filled the Ynot Lot on North Avenue to mourn and celebrate the life of Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old woman who was murdered in Baltimore last week, making her at least the eighth transgender woman of color killed in the United States this year.

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Democracy In Crisis: Paul Ryan’s No Good Very Bad Day

Friday afternoon, after a dramatic capitulation, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan walked out before the press and conceded defeat on what had been his party’s primary concern for the last seven years.

“Obamacare is the law of the land,” Ryan said. “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the immediate future.” 

It was stunning.

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The Flight From $15: Pugh vetoes minimum wage hike bill

In a move that surprised no one, Mayor Catherine Pugh pledged to veto a city council bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 inside city limits.

"I think it's important that we follow the lead of the state," Pugh, a former state senator, told a press conference in the ornate Ceremonial Room outside her office.

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Tucker Carlson cited one of our stories on air, and now we need a shower