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U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request.

A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a political refugee, according to a 13-page opinion by the U.S. immigration judge. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

President wishes Bangladesh on eve of its National Day.

New Delhi, March 25 President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings to the people and government of Bangladesh on the eve of their National Day, according to an official statement. "On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with immense pleasure that I extend warm greetings ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Maryland adds 11,500 jobs in February.

Hiring soared in Maryland last month, as employers added 11,500 jobs, powering the strongest three-month surge of job creation the state has seen since the Great Recession. The gains, reported Friday by the U.S. Labor Department, pulled more than 14,000 people into the labor force, as people started...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage.

Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed legislation Friday that would have raised the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 by 2022, leaving the measure's future in question.The council — which next meets on April 3 — would need 12 of its 15 members to vote to overturn the veto. On Friday, the 12-member coalition...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Map: Light City Baltimore 2017.

Map: Light City Baltimore Find attractions, food and beverage, art exhibits and music performances during the nine-day event. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly; open until midnight on Friday and Saturday Locations and information from Light City Baltimore Art Installations Yuai, Japanese Stone LanternThis...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing.

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and next-door neighbor Piaza at McHenry Row are closing their doors to make way for Iron Rooster. The Annapolis-based restaurant, which serves breakfast all day, is opening its fourth location at the mixed-use Locust Point complex. It's expected to open this...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival.

Rob Reiner admits that his 20-year-old self would not approve of his latest movie, a sympathetic biopic of Lyndon Baines Johnson. "He'd be mad at me," says Reiner, 70, who became eligible for the draft in 1965, when President Johnson had the U.S. mired in an unpopular war in Southeast Asia. "When...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Mr. Trash Wheel is getting his own beer, thanks to Peabody Heights Brewery.

Local celebrity garbage-picker Mr. Trash Wheel now has his own beer.  The Waterfront Partnership announced the upcoming release of Mr. Trash Wheel’s Lost Python Ale, a session India Pale Ale made by Baltimore’s Peabody Heights Brewery, as a part of its Healthy Harbor initiative. Proceeds from sales...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Light City looks to be 'bigger, brighter, bolder,' more integrated into Baltimore.

Last year, the inaugural Light City Baltimore drew 400,000 people to the Inner Harbor. With this year's second annual "festival of light, music and innovation" set to kick off March 31, organizers are determined to weave the celebration even more firmly into the fabric of the entire city. Toward...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Power Ranger R.J. Cyler Joins 'White Boy Rick' Cast.

R.J. Cyler, who stars as the Blue Power Ranger in the “Power Rangers” movie, has joined the cast of the Sony-Studio 8 drug dealer drama “White Boy Rick.” The film stars newcomer Richie Merritt as Ricky Wershe Jr.and Matthew McConaughey as Ricky's father, Richard Wershe Sr. Merritt was discovered in ...

- Variety - US

Rockville school superintendent accuses parents of racism over outrage about rape.

After the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by two illegal immigrants at Rockville High School in Maryland, the local school district superintendent has accused outraged parents of xenophobia…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban

In a sweeping affirmation of presidential authority, a federal judge in Virginia ruled against a Muslim civil rights group that sought to block the Trump administrations proposed travel ban.The ruling today by U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga is at odds with rulings from federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland who have ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Asked about Manhattan murder, de Blasio says 'dynamic of hatred' is 'clearly' linked to Trump

Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling what police said was a racially-motivated murder of a black Manhattan resident by a white man who traveled to the city from Baltimore an 'act of domestic, racist terrorism.' And he believes that 'a dynamic of hatred' is growing in America that 'is clearly related to the rhetoric of Donald ...

- POLITICO - US

Immigration lawyers warn of visa delays and more denials with beefed-up vetting

Although the new standards outlined in a March 17 Tillerson cable are still being refined, and others reiterate existing procedures, they offer a glimpse of how the Trump administration plans to impose "extreme vetting" even though courts in Hawaii and Maryland have issued injunctions against portions of the proposed travel ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Baltimore mayor vetoes $15/hour minimum wage

Baltimore's mayor said on Friday she would veto legislation that would nearly double the Maryland city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in a setback for advocates of a “living wage” for restaurant workers and other low-wage earners. The legislation raising the minimum wage from ...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

By Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO - A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a political refugee, according to a 13-page opinion ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Baltimore mayor vetoes $15/hour minimum wage

The legislation raising the minimum wage from $8.75 an hour would have put the city at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring cities and suburban counties, Mayor Catherine Pugh said. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would have linked Baltimore, a port city that once had a vibrant steelmaking industry, to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute, order still halted

- A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order.

- Reuters - US

Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute; order still halted

A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order. U.S. District Court...

- The Raw Story - US

Federal Judge Who Blocked Trump Travel Ban Will Rule on Plaintiffs Request to Double Number of Refugees in FY 2017

Judge Theodore Chuang of the U.S. District Court in Maryland, who issued a temporary restraining order on March 15 halting part of President Trump's Executive Order 13780, has scheduled a hearing on March 28 to consider the merits of a request made by the plaintiffs in their complaint to revoke the section of that exec ...

- Breitbart - US

A federal judge in Virginia ruled for Trump's travel ban — it's more likely than ever it goes to the Supreme Court

Thomson Reuters - A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order. U.S. District Court Judge ...

- Business Insider - US

Virginia court rules for Trump in travel ban dispute; order still halted

A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order.

- The Daily Star - LB

Watch: US army veteran kills black man with sword, admits racial bias

A white US army veteran from Baltimore determined to make a racist attack took a bus to New York, randomly picked out a black man and killed him with a sword, police said. James Harris Jackson turned himself in at a Times Square police station early on Wednesday, about 25 hours after Timothy Caughman staggered into a police ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Police: Man Hid In Sears Store At Closing Time, Tried To Steal $830K In Jewelry

At closing time in any store, you want to make sure that no one is hiding out inside, planning to pull off a heist once all of the employees have left. That never really happens, though, right? A man in suburban Maryland is accused of hiding in a Sears, then smashing jewelry display cases with a hammer and stealing their ...

- The Consumerist - US

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people

NEW YORK — A white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York, the 'media capital of the world,' randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword, police said Wednesday.

- Yahoo! News - US

March Madness is a billion-dollar spectacle. So why isn't there more room for the women?

The women's NCAA tournament should be far more than an afterthought.Maryland guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, right, reacts in front of West Virginia guard Tynice Martin after West Virginia called a timeout in the first half of a second-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament in College Park, Md., ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Police fatally shoot man threatening kids with butcher knife

BALTIMORE " Authorities say police fatally shot a man who was threatening two young children with a butcher knife in a Baltimore home.Police spokesman T.J. Smith said a homeless relative on drugs had barricaded himself inside...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The biggest underdog left in the NCAA Tournament burned the calendar during a slump — and they say it sparked their run

Ben Margot/APXavier has become this year's Cinderella team in the NCAA Tournament. The 11th-seeded team has beaten Maryland, third-seeded Florida State, and on Thursday, second-seeded Arizona to advance to the Elite Eight. An 11th-seed making the Elite Eight is rare enough, but for this Xavier team, the run has been ...

- Business Insider - US

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. Protesters on both sides of the debate converged...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

New York Killer Admits 'I Hate Black Men'

New York police say a 28-year-old white man from Baltimore, from the southern U.S. state of Maryland, traveled to New York City last week to engage in a killing spree on African American men. James Jackson allegedly chose to kill in New York because he thought he would received the maximum amount of media coverage there. ...

- Voice of America - US

Rep. Andy Harris On Upcoming Health Care Bill Vote

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, a Republican and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's been reluctant to support the Republican health care bill.

- NPR - US

All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 — Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences.

- Billings Gazette - US

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

BETHESDA, Md. — Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong."

- Billings Gazette - US

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong."

- WRAL.com - US

Baltimore mourns Cardinal Keeler, former archbishop

Baltimore, Md., Mar 23, 2017 / 05:10 pm .- Cardinal William Henry Keeler, who was Archbishop of Baltimore from 1989 to 2007, has died at the age of 86, archdiocesan officials say. He died early in the morning of March 23 at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville, Maryland, a home administered by the Little Sisters of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

More medical marijuana licenses would be awarded in deal reached by Maryland legislative leaders

General Assembly leaders have coalesced around a plan to issue an additional five medical marijuana growing licenses and increase the likelihood that several of those lucrative deals go to minority-owned companies. The consensus emerging in Annapolis about how to revamp the state's fledgling medical...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Here are the 14 new food vendors coming to the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar this year

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar will return in a month, adding 14* new food vendors and special events in its 40th year. Held beneath the Jones Falls Expressway on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, the market will run 7 a.m. to noon every Sunday from April 23 through Dec....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

HRC Mourns Alphonza Watson, Trans Woman Shot to Death in Baltimore

HRC mourns the tragic death of Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old transgender Baltimore woman, who died yesterdaymorning after being shot in the stomach. According to The Washington Post, witnesses told police they heard cries for help and gunshots, and saw two men speed away from the scene in a car. Suspects have not been ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

NASA Awards Facilities, Construction, Engineering, Technical Services Contract

NASA has awarded the Facilities, Construction, Engineering and Technical Services III Contract contract to PTSI Managed Services, Inc., of Pasadena, California, for infrastructure maintenance at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

- NASA - US

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong." Rockville High School students and parents declined … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 " Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences.So Maryland's coach decided to have the Terrapins take the train instead of a bus to Connecticut on Thursday for the NCAA Tournament regional."So...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

BETHESDA, Md. " Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong."Rockville High School students and parents declined to...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences.

- FOX News - US

Parents Protest US Education Secretary's School Visit

Dozens of parents and neighbors on both sides of the U.S. debate about school-choice issues protested against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she visited a public school near the nation's capital Thursday. DeVos, who was one of the more controversial choices President Donald Trump made for his Cabinet, entered the school ...

- Voice of America - US

All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 — Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences.So Maryland's coach decided to have the Terrapins...

- Townhall.com - US

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

BETHESDA, Md. — Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects...

- Townhall.com - US

James Jackson charged with murdering Timothy Caughman

Baltimore resident with 'intent to kill as many black men as he could' plunged sword into 66-year-old Timothy Caughman.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Carlson to Defense Attorney: Are You Putting Your 'Soul on the Line' by 'Impugning' Teen Rape Victim?

Host Tucker Carlson grilled the defense attorney of an undocumented immigrant who has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Maryland.

- Mediaite - US

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

BETHESDA, Md. — A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in...

- Townhall.com - US

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