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Eight things to know about Ravens first-round draft pick Marlon Humphrey

Eight things to know about Ravens first-round draft pick Marlon Humphrey

By now you know the basics about Marlon Humphrey, the Ravens' top draft pick. The cornerback, taken No. 16 overall Thursday night, is big, fast and aggressive. He comes from Alabama, same as 2014 first-round selection C.J. Mosley. He's also a former track star, the son of a Crimson Tide legend...

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  • Emanuel to say CPS school year won't end early: source

    Emanuel to say CPS school year won't end early: source

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to announce Friday that Chicago Public Schools won't end classes early this year, a source familiar with the decision told the Tribune. Emanuel is scheduled to hold a news conference at City Hall at 4:45 p.m. and will be joined by CPS officials. He likely will not offer...

  • Warren, Sanders unhappy by Wall Street-paid Obama speech

    Warren, Sanders unhappy by Wall Street-paid Obama speech

    U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are not happy about reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. Warren said Thursday on SiriusXM's "Alter Family Politics" program...

  • Focus turns to senator after doctor tied to him is found guilty of Medicare fraud

    Focus turns to senator after doctor tied to him is found guilty of Medicare fraud

    A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including...

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  • New entertainment center, Barnes and Noble spin-off coming to Mall in Columbia

    New entertainment center, Barnes and Noble spin-off coming to Mall in Columbia

    Two new tenants will take up the top floor of the Sears store at The Mall in Columbia by fall 2018 as the department store shrinks from two floors to one. Barnes and Noble will open a new store concept launched last year that expands the traditional bookstore cafe into an all-day restaurant with...

  • Anthem House apartments in Locust Point to open in June

    Anthem House apartments in Locust Point to open in June

    Anthem House, a $100 million luxury apartment complex in South Baltimore, will open its doors to residents in June. The leasing office at the 292-unit building, located on East Fort Avenue in Locust Point, opens Saturday. The modern-design project by the Bozzuto Group, Scott Plank's War Horse Cities...

  • COPT's profit swells in first quarter

    COPT's profit swells in first quarter

    Corporate Offices Properties Trust, a Columbia-based real estate investment trust focused on the government and contractor office market, reported a profit of 18 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31, up from 3 cents a year earlier. Funds from operations, a more closely watched measure...

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  • Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro deliver grand-slam docudrama with 'Wizard of Lies'

    Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro deliver grand-slam docudrama with 'Wizard of Lies'

    When critics talk about this being a golden age of TV drama, they are referring to series like "Game of Thrones" or "House of Cards." But after seeing Oprah Winfrey in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" last week and now previewing Robert De Niro in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies," it is starting...

  • Underground Kitchen to host second Baltimore pop-up dinner

    Underground Kitchen to host second Baltimore pop-up dinner

    Underground Kitchen, a pop-up supper club, will return to Baltimore next month to host its second secret dinner here. The Richmond, Va.-based organization will host a pop-up dinner May 22 in the Green Spring Valley area with the theme “Basil & Bloom.” As with Underground Kitchen’s other events,...

  • Baltimore filming locations for 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

    Baltimore filming locations for 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

    HBO's docudrama "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which premiered this weekend, tells the story of the Turner Station woman whose cancerous cells were taken without her consent by Johns Hopkins Medicine in 1951, forever changing medical research. Since the story, based on the Rebecca Skloot...

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  • Don't let Sessions dismantle civil rights protections

    Don't let Sessions dismantle civil rights protections

    Based on Jeff Sessions' dismal civil rights record as a U.S. senator, the NAACP protested his nomination as attorney general (I was even arrested for doing so), testified against him in Congress and predicted the consequences of his appointment in our communities. Specifically, we strongly opposed...

  • Fixing Md.'s marijuana morass

    Fixing Md.'s marijuana morass

    The decision by medical marijuana firm GTI Maryland not push to have its license to produce the drug guaranteed in legislation certainly helps the cause of resolving legitimate complaints that the new industry lacks participation by African-American-owned firms. But it doesn't completely clear...

  • Leveling the playing field in rent court

    Leveling the playing field in rent court

    We have no doubt that Baltimore has its share of good landlords and slumlords, along with model tenants and those who shirk rent and damage their apartments and rental homes. The judges involved in hearing disputes between landlords and tenants are no doubt right that every case is different and...

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  • Baltimore officials want fixes, not fines, from landlords

    Baltimore officials want fixes, not fines, from landlords

    Housing inspectors in Baltimore have issued more than $34.8 million in fines and late fees to property owners since 2010. But the city has collected less than a quarter of that money, The Baltimore Sun has found. The Sun reviewed nearly 121,000 citations issued by the city Department of Housing...

  • Medical examiner's office gets more staff to handle overdose deaths

    Medical examiner's office gets more staff to handle overdose deaths

    The state medical examiner's office will begin a search Wednesday for additional examiners to help handle a sustained surge in fatal overdoses from opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. Faced with a overwhelming number of bodies needing an autopsy to determine the cause of death, examiners in Maryland...

  • Baltimore police overtime spending soars as department grapples with understaffing, shift changes

    Baltimore police overtime spending soars as department grapples with understaffing, shift changes

    Two years ago, Baltimore officials said they had come up with a new police deployment plan that would curb the use of overtime while increasing the number of officers on the streets. Instead, overtime spending has continued to soar — to double what it was in 2013 — and the agency is now spending...

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