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Hopkins scientists develop mini-brains in promising research

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are growing tiny replicas of the human brain to help the study of neurological diseases in a trend many hope could lead to better treatments and even cures for some of the most debilitating illnesses. The Hopkins scientists join...

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    • Hundreds of community members debate off-track betting in Timonium

      Hundreds of community members debate off-track betting in Timonium

      An overflowing crowd of opponents and supporters showed up Thursday night to sound off on plans to bring off-track betting to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The Maryland Racing Commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the plans. But the commission held a public hearing Thursday and...

    • Head of Columbia-based Corporate Office Properties Trust to step down

      Head of Columbia-based Corporate Office Properties Trust to step down

      The head of Corporate Office Properties Trust plans to step down in May, the Columbia-based real estate investment firm announced Friday, as it reported its end of year earnings. Roger A. Waesche Jr., who has led the company since 2012 as it fought to emerge from the recession and tightened federal...

    • Whole Foods plans a new grocery chain, but there's a looming challenge

      Whole Foods plans a new grocery chain, but there's a looming challenge

      The year ahead could be a pivotal one for Whole Foods Market. The grocery chain is facing steep competition, and its reputation for being a wallet-buster isn't helping. Which likely explains the motivation behind two major efforts the company has announced to better compete in the increasingly...

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    • Valentine's Day events in the Baltimore area

      Valentine's Day events in the Baltimore area

      Baltimore isn’t called Charm City for nothing. Valentine’s Day is around the corner (warning!) and people of the city are planning for a heart and candy-filled holiday. So whether you’re a traditional Valentine, an artsy Valentine, a mischievous Valentine, coupled, single or just plain anti-Valentine’s...

    • At DJ Reggie Reg's viewing, a celebratory mood soundtracked by Baltimore club

      At DJ Reggie Reg's viewing, a celebratory mood soundtracked by Baltimore club

      Dance the pain away, they did.  In a space normally reserved for quiet reflection, the Thursday viewing of Reggie Reg — the prominent Baltimore DJ and promoter of the city’s club music and hip-hop scenes — looked and sounded more like a weekend dance party. Friends and family members were certain...

    • Tamar Braxton on what winning a Grammy would mean

      Tamar Braxton on what winning a Grammy would mean

      If Tamar Braxton wins her first Grammy on Monday night, she knows exactly where the gold gramophone will go in her house. But to avoid any jinxes, the R&B singer and TV personality isn't giving up the location. "It's a place that I've been saving, and it will go there," Braxton said on the phone...

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    • Lefty Driesell named finalist for Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame

      Lefty Driesell named finalist for Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame

      For the second time since he retired from coaching in 2003, former Maryland men's basketball coach Lefty Driesell is a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. He will find out during the Final Four in April if he gets in.

    • The five ways Will Barton can honor Baltimore in the Slam Dunk Contest

      The five ways Will Barton can honor Baltimore in the Slam Dunk Contest

      Will Barton was 14 when he first dunked. The Baltimore native was playing a pickup game in the summer before ninth grade and, on a fast break, rose to the basket. With one hand, he slammed the ball through the rim. It was "simple," he told NBA.com. The Denver Nuggets guard (and his dunking ability)...

    • Chance of snow Friday night postpones games in several counties

      Chance of snow Friday night postpones games in several counties

      With the possibility of a little snow arriving as early as 8 p.m. Friday, several counties have postponed games and canceled practices for the day. Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard county officials have announced that all after-school activities for Friday have been canceled, including...

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    • Young's youth fund: Right in spirit, wrong on policy

      Young's youth fund: Right in spirit, wrong on policy

      When City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young proposed a charter amendment that would require Baltimore to set aside 3 percent of its discretionary budget every year for youth initiatives, we congratulated his willingness to recognize the need for a new paradigm in post-Freddie Gray Baltimore,...

    • Gov. Hogan's tax credits based on bad math, economics

      Gov. Hogan's tax credits based on bad math, economics

      Gov. Larry Hogan last month proposed a multi-part plan that he claims represents "$480 million in tax relief to those Marylanders who desperately need it most." Further, he claims that these cuts will have "a direct, dramatic, and positive impact on our state economy." Neither claim is true. The...

    • The week in politics: Mr. Roboto edition

      The week in politics: Mr. Roboto edition

      Here's The Sun editorial board's take on who's up and who's down this week in politics: Marco Rubio: Down. Not since "you're likable enough, Hillary," has a pre-New Hampshire debate performance sucked the momentum out of a presidential campaign like Sen. Marco Rubio's did last Saturday. On the...

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    • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

      O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

      When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

    • Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

      Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

      A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records. Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot...

    • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

      Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

      When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

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