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Vacant Berea block razed for revitalization

A construction vehicle slammed into a Berea row home Tuesday morning, sending bricks crashing to the street below as the structure crumbled. The demolition commenced the rehabilitation of a vacant block that has been a nuisance to the neighborhood for years, according to residents.

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Baseball Power Rankings for Aug. 4

The dust has settled after the MLB nonwaiver trade deadline, setting teams up for their stretch runs. Nearly everyone made moves, but this week’s Power Rankings feature teams who just need to keep doing what they’re doing. Oh, and it also features two American League East teams. Click on the captions...

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  • The GOP's never-ending war on women

    The GOP's never-ending war on women

    The GOP is once again showing it's out of touch with women, threatening a government shutdown next month over funding of Planned Parenthood in an effort to curtail abortions. Never mind that federal funds can't legally be spent on abortions except in rare cases. Never mind that abortion services...

  • Is the U.S. less corrupt than Russia?

    Is the U.S. less corrupt than Russia?

    Last year, University of Miami professor Karen Dawisha authored the book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?" She traces the rise of Vladimir Putin and chronicles his rule. Her thesis is this: After a major political change — in this case, the breakup of the Soviet Union — most countries go...

  • Community engagement is a critical UMB mission

    Community engagement is a critical UMB mission

    As the national media focused their gaze on Baltimore during riots provoked by the death of Freddie Gray, many of us who live and work in the city focused our attention on the oppressive poverty endemic in the communities beset by violence. Concentrated poverty has held generations of Baltimoreans...

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  • Mosby derailed program to analyze Baltimore homicides

    Mosby derailed program to analyze Baltimore homicides

    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby recently derailed an initiative to bring together city leaders, law enforcement commanders, academics, public health officials and others to identify real-time homicide trends and develop targeted responses — the latest crime-fighting program to falter...

  • FEMA urges state to look elsewhere for disaster aid for riot recovery

    FEMA urges state to look elsewhere for disaster aid for riot recovery

    After shooting down the state's request for disaster aid for the second time last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Maryland could recover costs associated with rioting that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray in other ways.

  • Five stats to know about Baltimore's July homicides

    Five stats to know about Baltimore's July homicides

    In July, Baltimore marked a gruesome milestone, recording 45 homicides — the highest monthly tally in more than four decades. Here are some other statistics on city homicides, according to data since 1970.

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