Student scores have largest one-year drop since MSAs began

Student scores have largest one-year drop since Md. School Assessment began

Maryland student test scores had the largest one-year drop since the administration of the Maryland School Assessment began a decade ago, a result of the transition to a new Common Core curriculum, state education leaders said.

Businesses howl over new rules on game machines

Arcade owners and manufacturers of video games, claw machines and other amusements say their business is being threatened by proposed state regulations.

Orioles' intentional-walk gamble pays off again as bullpen comes up big

Orioles' intentional-walk gamble pays off again as bullpen comes up big

For the second time in three games against the Washington Nationals, Orioles manager Buck Showalter chose to intentionally walk slumping outfielder Bryce Harper and take his chances against the rest of Washington’s lineup.

Library officials show off Savage Branch's $6.1M makeover

Library officials show off Savage Branch's $6.1M makeover

The Savage branch of the Howard County Public Library is once again set to become an open book after an extensive renovation designed to modernize the aging facility and highlight a science and technology theme.

Stake in Sparrows Point could be sold to local group

Stake in Sparrows Point could be sold to local group

The owner of the closed Sparrows Point steel mill is working on selling a "significant percentage" of its stake in the property to local buyers, raising hopes for its eventual redevelopment.

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Baltimore fashion heats up this summer

Baltimore fashion heats up this summer

Events near Artscape and in the Inner Harbor planned

'House of Cards,' 'Veep,' 'Treme,' Josh Charles earn major Emmy nominations

House of Cards, Veep, Treme, Josh Charles earn major Emmy nominations

There was a strong Baltimore flavor to the nominations for the 2014 Emmys announced today.

Ravens to hold final auditions for national anthem singer on Tuesday

Ravens to hold final auditions for national anthem singer Tuesday

The Ravens are searching for a new voice to sing the national anthem at home games.

Adoptable pets at Baltimore-area shelters [Pictures]

Adoptable pets at Baltimore-area shelters [Pictures]

Here's a collection of a few of the dogs, cats and other critters in the Baltimore area who need homes. Be sure to check with the shelter before you go to verify that the animal you want is still there.

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Girl who was declared 'functionally cured' of HIV now has active virus

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Police need to deal swiftly with officers in dog killing [Letter]

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Hogan short on family planning specifics [Letter]

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