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Five minor leaguers who can help the Orioles this year

The Orioles’ season isn’t to the point where fans spend their time looking to the farm for both long-term help and the future of the franchise, but it’s never too early to see what’s there. This week’s Five for Friday is five minor leaguers who could help the Orioles in 2015.

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  • Uber to launch in Ocean City, St. Michaels on Friday

    Uber to launch in Ocean City, St. Michaels on Friday

    Uber will start offering rides to smartphone-equipped beachgoers and vacationers in Ocean City and St. Michaels at 5 p.m. Friday, the popular rideshare company announced Thursday.

  • Cyberattack affects 1.1 million CareFirst customers

    Cyberattack affects 1.1 million CareFirst customers

    A "sophisticated cyberattack" has compromised personal information of about 1.1 million customers of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the region's largest health insurer, the company said Wednesday.

  • Ayers Saint Gross announces new leader, ESOP

    Ayers Saint Gross announces new leader, ESOP

    Ayers Saint Gross, the 102-year-old Baltimore-based architecture firm, announced that it is creating an employee stock ownership plan to assure its continued existence as it transitions to new leadership next year.

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  • 'Tomorrowland' review: Clooney imagineers hope

    'Tomorrowland' review: Clooney imagineers hope

    By now you probably heard that the series finale of "Mad Men" ended with adman Don Draper dressed in loose-fitting whites, chanting "om" on the lawn of a commune in California, perched at the edge of the Pacific, the 1960s having slid into the 1970s. Then, just as we assumed Don had found spiritual...

  • Video review: Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' video

    Video review: Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' video

    With the amount of promotional pictures that were posted to Instagram over the last few weeks, one would expect Taylor Swift’s newest music video to be a knockout on screen. “Bad Blood,” her latest vengeful single written towards a backstabbing friend, sounds like the kind of song that would call...

  • 'Slow West' review: Novel gunslingers

    'Slow West' review: Novel gunslingers

    There's an alien feel to "Slow West," an unconventionally conventional Western about a romantic tenderfoot provided safe passage to the frontier by a grizzled, unsentimental gunman.

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  • Gag order request in Freddie Gray case shows prosecutor's misunderstanding

    Gag order request in Freddie Gray case shows prosecutor's misunderstanding

    The searing spotlight of media scrutiny fell upon a Maryland state's attorney, a rising star in Democratic politics. After a high-profile beating death, the young prosecutor convened a news conference to announce murder charges, detail the evidence and insist that the public's desire for justice...

  • Jeb Bush has bigger problems than Iraq war stumble

    Jeb Bush has bigger problems than Iraq war stumble

    By now everyone has had their say about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. The consensus is that Mr. Bush misheard Megyn Kelly's "knowing what we know now" question about the Iraq war. I'm not convinced.

  • Goodbye, parallel parking

    Goodbye, parallel parking

    Let's dispel any potential misconception right up front that Baltimore suffers from an abundance of motorists who are excessively skilled at parallel parking. One can drive a lifetime in the suburbs without parking one's car alongside a curb, but in the city, that's an ability that comes in pretty...

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  • Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    On the morning of April 12, Michelle Gross woke up to screaming. Gross, known as "Mom" in West Baltimore's Gilmor Homes area, left her home and saw Freddie Gray — someone she called "son" — being dragged into a police van.

  • Baltimore police rarely charged in deaths

    Baltimore police rarely charged in deaths

    Marleta House struggled for years to stop hating the Baltimore police officer who shot and killed her husband in 1999 after mistaking his cellphone for a gun. "I don't hate him now," said House, who lives in Dundalk. "He has to answer to a higher power."

  • Grow the city by 10,000 businesses? Not really

    Grow the city by 10,000 businesses? Not really

    The new board chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee said in remarks Monday at the organization's annual meeting that the city should focus on growing — not just by 10,000 families, as in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's mantra, but by 10,000 businesses as well.

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