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Judge to rule on injunction for Ocean City ban on female toplessness

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

A federal judge was skeptical of a legal challenge to Ocean City’s ordinance banning female toplessness on its beaches at a hearing Friday as town officials testified to the numerous calls, emails and conversations they had with concerned residents and ...

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Airbnb users brought $42 million to Md. last year

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Airbnb continued to grow in the Maryland market last year, with around 265,000 visits bringing in more than $42 million. In 2017, the short-term rental service said it booked 151,000 stays in Maryland, totaling more than $25 million. “Home sharing ...

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No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

In this July 11, 2017 photo, visitors to the Foundation Hall at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum view the slurry wall, rear, and a beam from one of the World Trade towers, right, that was preserved by rescue and recovery workers at the site in New York. Last winter the U.S. tourism industry worried about a "Trump slump," fearing that Trump administration policies might discourage international travelers from visiting the U.S. But statistics from the first half of 2017 suggest that the travel to the U.S. is robust and a number of sectors have reported increased international visitation, with one expert calling it a "Trump bump." The museum is among those reporting more international visitors this year compared to the same period in 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel. But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period ...

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