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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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    Orioles lose left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser to Cubs off waivers

    The Chicago Cubs on Friday claimed left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Orioles, who designated him for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Odrisamer Despaigne last week. Also, the Orioles have officially announced the hiring of former Padres and Mets GM Joe McIlvaine.

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    • With tax fraud on the rise, experts warn consumers to be wary

      With tax fraud on the rise, experts warn consumers to be wary

      With tax season barely underway, state tax officials have already flagged several dozen Baltimore-area tax preparers for "suspicious" returns, while consumer groups are urging filers to watch out for fraud, errors and needless fees. With identity theft and false returns on the rise in Maryland 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...

    • 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...

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    • Baltimore Symphony gives festive centennial concert with accent on youth

      Baltimore Symphony gives festive centennial concert with accent on youth

      The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra threw a 100th birthday party for itself Thursday night. About 2,100 folks turned out to help celebrate and, from the sound of things, had a good time doing so. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall was specially decked out for the occasion, starting with a new outdoor lighting...

    • 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...

    • Grammy nominees from Baltimore area

      Grammy nominees from Baltimore area

      On Monday night, artists who call or once called Maryland home could win a Grammy, an achievement so many artists dream of but relatively few experience. Here's a brief look at the nominated musicians with local ties: Severn native Tamar Braxton's song "If I Don't Have You" is nominated for Best...

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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...

    • Baltimore attack forever alters editor's life

      Baltimore attack forever alters editor's life

      Two years ago, I was ambushed on a Baltimore street, two short blocks from my doorstep, on a still winter night. In exchange for pleading guilty in June, the man who attacked me with a brick and took my wallet, my laptop and my car received a 30-year sentence, with all but 12 years of it suspended....

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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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