Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
When customizing her Wells Fargo debit card online, Baltimore high school teacher Rachel Nash had several images to choose from — flowers, the American flag, colorful patterns and puppies. She even had the option of uploading her own image. “I don’t...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Brittany Britto | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
smile
frown
Just moments after President Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday, the official White House website was transformed into a set of policy pledges - and absence of them - that offered the broad contours of the Trump administration's top priorities,...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Ashley Parker | Saturday, January 21, 2017
smile
frown
An initial court hearing on the pending consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Baltimore, scheduled for Tuesday, has been delayed more than a week after Justice Department officials asked for more time to brief the new...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Kevin Rector | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Baltimore Police on Friday identified John Bowling, 37, as the suspect in the theft of a vehicle with two small children inside Thursday — saying he is wanted on kidnapping and other charges and asking for the public's help locating him. Police briefly...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Kevin Rector | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
The General Assembly ethics committee that's investigating Del. Dan K. Morhaim's work with a medical cannabis company has hired a special counsel to assist with the review. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who on Friday disclosed the hiring of...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Pamela Wood | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Now 34 and preparing for his 13th year in major league baseball, Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is perceived by some to be in a state of athletic decline.The same player who slugged 30 home runs as recently as 2011, for example, belted just 8...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jonathan Pitts | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Trump...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Despite all the new media outlets that have burst onto the scene, we're still getting most of our presidential election information from cable TV and ideologically super-charged performers like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly of Fox News. That's what...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: David Zurawik | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
An image spreading around social media of a highway sign suggesting Maryland motorists "CONSIDER CANADA" was so convincing, state transportation officials had to double check it. The sign stretching above northbound Interstate 270 in Rockville warns...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Scott Dance | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Phone company stocks led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose as oil prices headed higher. Investors also had their eye on the latest...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Bikers for Trump roared into town. Self-described “deplorables” hosted a ball. And thousands of Americans, many with red “Make America Great Again” caps, began pouring onto the grassy expanse of the National Mall. A rain warning for the capital...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Lisa Mascaro | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Back in an era that now feels so far away, every college dorm room seemed to have a well-used LP of Carole King's "Tapestry." That 1971 album, made in Los Angeles by the Brooklyn-born singer/songwriter, quickly expanded its reach far beyond the campus...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Smith | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
In one revelatory season, Zachary Orr morphed from an unheralded special teams player to a starting weak-side linebacker and the Ravens’ top tackler. Given little chance to make the team in 2014 as an undrafted free agent from North Texas, Orr became...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Zrebiec | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
The inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. EST (10:30 in Chicago) on Friday at the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., overlooking the National Mall. Supreme Court Chief Justice John...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
The inauguration ceremony of President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. (EST) on Friday at the west front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. overlooking the National Mall. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
However protracted the process was, Mark Trumbo's return to the Orioles appears to be a reasonable piece of business for a player whose market all along indicated a reunion with Baltimore might best serve all parties....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jon Meoli | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
In one of her first acts on the job in 2015, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch called for an end to rioting in Baltimore by promising an independent civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man whose fatal injuries...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Kevin Rector | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
For Cathy Kundratic, the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is about history, and the future.The Harford County woman says the last few years have been tough on her small powder-coating business. She blames an uneven economic recovery overseen...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: John Fritze | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Goucher College President José Antonio Bowen has agreed to lead the small, liberal arts college in Towson for five more years.Goucher announced Thursday that Bowen has agreed to a new contract and will continue his work as the college's 11th president...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Prudente | Friday, January 20, 2017
smile
frown
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
CSN Mid-Atlantic, an important Ravens outlet since 2010, will no longer carry the team's preseason games or weekly in-season programs.The end of the relationship with the former Comcast SportsNet has left the Ravens looking for a new television partner...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Barker | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit drama "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to "Crossing Jordan," has died. CBS said Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61. He had played assistant...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing treatment for bronchitis. Family spokesman Jim McGrath...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby raised about $23,000 over the past year for a potential 2018 re-election campaign in which she could face a handful of challengers. Mosby has not responded to requests for comment about whether she will seek...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Justin Fenton | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a broad package of ethics reforms on Thursday afternoon, saying it's time to clean up a "culture of corruption" in Annapolis. Standing on the steps of the State House, Hogan announced proposals to more clearly prohibit lawmakers...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Pamela Wood | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
A man dubbed Baltimore's "No. 1 trigger puller," an alleged Black Guerrilla Family gang enforcer involved 12 killings, was mistakenly released from jail this week, but recaptured hours later, state officials say.Montana Barronette, 21, of the 1100 block...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jessica Anderson | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Many Baltimore bars and restaurants are rolling out specials and Donald Trump-themed menu items for Friday's presidential inauguration, while at least one eatery is closing its doors in protest. Charmington's on North Howard Street will be closed all...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Sarah Meehan | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
The federal judge overseeing the Baltimore Police consent decree is asking Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to appear at a hearing in U.S. District Court next week to discuss terms of the agreement.Judge James K. Bredar said in a letter sent Wednesday that he...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Justin Fenton | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
A man was killed and two people were wounded in three shootings in Baltimore early Thursday.The incidents added to a pace of violence this year that exceeds last year. According to the most recent police crime data, total shootings including homicides...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Justin George | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
A 23-year-old a legislative aide in Annapolis has been fired after The New York Times revealed he was the owner and operator of an infamous fake political news. Cameron Harris, an aide to Republican Del. David E. Vogt III of Frederick County, was fired...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Phil Davis | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
"The difference between a great photo and no photo at all," says Jeff Vespa, "can be one second." So says the celebrity photographer who has coaxed memorable portraits from Seth Rogen and Al Pacino, charmed Tilda Swinton and Zoe Saldana and even captured...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: John-John Williams IV | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
An intimate, politically charged exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art addresses issues of race, privilege and protest from a perspective that has much to reveal about a distant world and our own. The prints, drawings and photographs here are by contemporary...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Smith | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin on Thursday.  It was the earliest loss at a major since 2008 for six-time Australian Open...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Associated Press | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina continued to move closer to the 75 percent of votes needed to earn election in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He received 51.8 percent in his fourth year on the ballot....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eduardo A. Encina | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Mayor Catherine Pugh will provide the police department with $3 million to hire 100 additional officers to patrol Baltimore's streets. "Although Baltimore is the eighth largest department in the country, the mayor has been very clear about her desire...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger, Kevin Rector | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. The Baltimore Police Department reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Doug Donovan | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
President Obama closed his presidency on a note of optimism Wednesday, telling a room of reporters that, despite the worry felt by many of his fellow partisans about the incoming Trump administration, “we’re going to be okay.” In what was scheduled...
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: Christi Parsons | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
A man convicted of killing a couple and their two young daughters in their Virginia home on New Year's Day 2006 was put to death Wednesday. Virginia authorities said 39-year-old inmate Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal injection...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Faced with a half-billion-dollar budget gap, Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing to roll back several programs enacted to help Baltimore recover from the riots of 2015 and to freeze pay for state workers.The Republican governor would also downsize a major...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Erin Cox | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Peter Stone, Greg Gordon | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced.Perdue, 70, would be the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
The announcement that Amazon would open a new distribution center in Cecil County brought hopes that the warehouse could revive the Northeast Maryland Interstate 95 corridor as a distribution stronghold. The 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center,...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Carrie Wells | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
Bilal Ali, a community liaison in the Baltimore state's attorney's office, was selected Wednesday to become Baltimore's newest state delegate — part of a series of recent changes to the city's delegation triggered by the election of Mayor Catherine...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Luke Broadwater | Thursday, January 19, 2017
smile
frown
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a frequent critic of environmental regulations, appeared to offer support Wednesday for a federally directed Chesapeake Bay cleanup program he once sued to stop....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: John Fritze, Scott Dance | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
smile
frown
Evergreen Health, an innovative Baltimore-based health insurer, took a big step toward assuring its future by finalizing a deal to repay part of a federal startup loan and sever ties with the Affordable Care Act program under which it was founded.The...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Sarah Gantz | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
smile
frown
A woman who was badly injured in a house fire that took the lives of six of her nine children is now in good condition, Baltimore fire department officials said Wednesday morning.Katie Malone, 40, had been in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jessica Anderson | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
smile
frown
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said. The 92-year-old...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
smile
frown
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat and a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Wednesday that he will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration -- even as dozens of other Democrats have decided against it. Cummings'...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: John Fritze | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
smile
frown
Mayor Catherine Pugh said Baltimore will get $1 million from a social justice foundation to help pay for police reforms required by the U.S. Department of Justice.The New York-based Ford Foundation called to offer the city the money as Pugh looks to...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger | Wednesday, January 18, 2017
smile
frown