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Mayor could face tough race for re-election, analysts predict

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake could face a tough race against at least one challenger in next year's election, political analysts say. A few months ago, many pundits considered the mayor practically unbeatable. Then rioting broke out ¿ followed by a dramatic spike in homicides.

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    Growth in Maryland's labor market appears to be slowly solidifying, as expansion in a wide range of industries created more jobs in April than in any month in the past five years, driving the state's unemployment rate to its lowest level since 2008.

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  • Federal probe of Cleveland police a preview for Baltimore

    Federal probe of Cleveland police a preview for Baltimore

    In a scene reminscent of the recent demonstrations in Baltimore, hundreds of protesters flooded Cleveland's streets Saturday to denounce police brutality after a white officer was acquitted of fatally shooting two blacks motorists in 2012.

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    Baltimore police limit requests for surplus military goods

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    Baltimore police rarely charged in deaths

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