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Sadness and shock as Baltimore Clayworks clears out

Retired pediatrician Eric Fine unwrapped the wet horse head from plastic and looked at it, not knowing what to do. He’d been working on it for weeks — the course was called “sculptural narrative with animal form.” The teacher was Kevin Rohde. But the course will never finish. Clayworks has closed...

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    97-year-old man found slain in his East Baltimore home

    97-year-old man found slain in his East Baltimore home

    Baltimore police are asking for help from the public as they investigate the killing of a 97-year-old man in his East Baltimore home. About 6:50 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the 1700 block of Darley Ave. in the Darley Park neighborhood for a report of a suspicious death. Family members...

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    • To protect jobs, we must protect the ocean

      To protect jobs, we must protect the ocean

      Since childhood, I’ve had the good fortune to gain an intimate knowledge of one of our nation’s greatest treasures. Through countless hours spent exploring the inlets and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, I’ve gained a lifelong appreciation for this remarkable ecosystem and an undying commitment to...

    • 'The persistent plague of pain inflicted on African Americans cuts across centuries'

      I remember well the eloquent articulation of the agony and aspirations of African Americans as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a dream for justice and equality and people stood in solidarity at the March on Washington. His prophetic words are etched in our collective memory and are now considered...

    • Md. must reform process for filling legislative vacancies

      Md. must reform process for filling legislative vacancies

      Nathaniel Oaks, who is facing federal fraud charges and refuses to resign, told the Baltimore Sun last month, “I’m a senator. I have obligations to the constituency that elected me.” Tell that to voters interested in having a say in choosing representatives who can do the hard job of improving...

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    • Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

      Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

      Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the...

    • Lyft forms an autonomous vehicle unit

      Lyft forms an autonomous vehicle unit

      Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service says it will open its network, inviting automakers and...

    • Five Minutes with ... Tony Brusco, CEO of South Mountain Creamery

      Five Minutes with ... Tony Brusco, CEO of South Mountain Creamery

      Grocery delivery services are becoming increasingly popular — this is, after all, the on-demand age. But Tony Brusco said the growth of his Middletown-based farm-to-home company is also tapping into something else. “There’s a certain sense of feeling good about the food you’re getting when you...

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    • Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

      Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

      Don’t weep for Sean Spicer, who resigned today as press secretary to President Trump. He started out in his job six months ago lying about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration, and the rest of his tenure was mainly marked by belligerence and severely reduced access for the press. Remember...

    • Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

      Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

      Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network chef known for her Italian cooking, says she is opening a restaurant in Baltimore (but don’t ask her why). In a Facebook Live video on the Food Network’s Facebook page Friday, de Laurentiis took questions from viewers while making lemon ricotta cookies. One...

    • Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

      Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

      Every summer, it seems like an inevitable heat wave rolls into Baltimore just in time for Artscape. This year, the largely outdoor free music and arts festival will take place during a Code Red heat advisory, meaning the heat poses a health risk. Art-lovers could face dehydration and hyperthermia...

    • Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

      Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

      For 36 years, Artscape has been Baltimore’s go-to summer party — an all-for-free celebration of the performing and visual arts, bringing together a vast range of Charm City’s creative minds, from street performers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. “Artscape is a tradition, but every year, it...

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    • Five possible questions for Maryland football coach DJ Durkin at Big Ten Media Days

      Five possible questions for Maryland football coach DJ Durkin at Big Ten Media Days

      With Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday, it’s time to think up some questions to ask second-year Maryland coach DJ Durkin about the upcoming season. Here are five questions that are bound to be asked and some of the answers he might give (or a close facsimile). Question No. 1:...

    • Ravens 2017 training camp primer: a position-by-position breakdown

      Ravens 2017 training camp primer: a position-by-position breakdown

      Roster questions will be answered over the next six weeks as position battles are sorted out. Injuries will inevitably occur. A few veterans will be phased out and an unknown undrafted rookie or two will emerge as a potential key piece. The period players affectionately call “the grind” begins...

    • Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

      Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

      After the champagne bubbles fade and Chris Froome drifts away from his Sunday night celebrations to reflect on a fourth Tour de France win, he may do so with greater fondness than the others. The first, in 2013, brought the bursting pride of a first success. But he won by more than four minutes,...

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    • Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

      Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

      Congressional investigators will question senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday, as the multiple probes into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign intensify and focus more directly on those closest to the president. Kushner is scheduled to meet behind closed doors with the...

    • Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

      Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

      Six months after seizing complete control of the federal government, the Republican Party stands divided as ever  plunged into a messy war among its factions that has escalated in recent weeks to crisis levels. Frustrated lawmakers are increasingly sounding off at a White House awash in turmoil...

    • Schumer predicts Trump firing Mueller would be tipping point

      Schumer predicts Trump firing Mueller would be tipping point

      Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump would trigger "a cataclysm'' if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or pardons himself, even as one of the president's lawyers said pardons aren't being discussed. Schumer said he can't imagine his Republican colleagues, including...

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