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Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon enters 2016 mayoral race

Sheila Dixon, who became Baltimore's first black female mayor but resigned in disgrace after an embezzlement conviction, announced Wednesday that she is running to reclaim her old job — the first direct challenge to incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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  • Fells Point's the Get Down to close after final party Aug. 1

    Fells Point's the Get Down to close after final party Aug. 1

    After five years, the Get Down, a dance club and lounge in Fells Point, will close after a final party on Aug. 1, owner Bryan Burkert said Wednesday.

  • An absorbing 'Pillow Book' from Cohesion, Strand theater companies

    An absorbing 'Pillow Book' from Cohesion, Strand theater companies

    There is nothing like a non-linear, non-narrative, non-anything-conventional play to stir up the senses — as long as it's produced intelligently and sensitively. That's what Cohesion Theatre Company and Strand Theater Company provide in an absorbing co-production of "The Pillow Book" by Anna Moench.

  • Adnan Syed asks court to reopen hearings

    Adnan Syed asks court to reopen hearings

    The attorney for Adnan Syed, the subject of the "Serial" podcast, filed a petition Tuesday requesting that Baltimore Circuit Court reopen post-conviction proceedings so an alibi witness can testify on the convicted murderer's behalf.

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  • Red, white & blue fashion

    Red, white & blue fashion

    This holiday, take an Americana-themed approach to your ensemble without giving up your independence. There’s no need to go overboard and drape yourself in a flag to show some patriotism. Instead, make a sartorial statement in either red, white or blue. Fourth of July revelers are in luck because...

  • Age doesn't have to keep you from getting fit

    Age doesn't have to keep you from getting fit

    When he first got on a mountain bike 20 years ago, Fred Schmid could barely pedal up the 100-foot hill leading to his house. Today the 82-year-old Schmid logs 200-mile training weeks on the dirt roads around his home in Waco, Texas, and is working toward his ultimate goal: to be the first 80-plus-year-old...

  • White House visitors go camera crazy after 40-year ban is lifted

    White House visitors go camera crazy after 40-year ban is lifted

    After the White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing, 40-year ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the building, visitors went a little camera crazy. 

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  • The burdens of being black

    The burdens of being black

    I was born human more than a half century ago but also birthed with the burden of being black. I discovered racial discrimination early in life. I grew up among the black poor in Hartford, where a pattern of housing segregation prevailed. One city, but separated North end and South end on the basis...

  • Montgomery's sick leave experiment

    Montgomery's sick leave experiment

    Long before there was a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants, Montgomery County adopted such a restriction when it was still a pretty controversial step to take. Before the Maryland General Assembly approved widespread use of cameras to enforce traffic laws, Montgomery County already had them...

  • Partnerships improve health care in Maryland

    Partnerships improve health care in Maryland

    For decades, as health care costs continued to spiral upward and patients were stymied by an increasingly fragmented health care system, policy leaders, politicians and front-line caregivers strained to find a better way to care for people.

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