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Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. "Death fell from the sky...

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    • New apartment building coming at McHenry Row

      New apartment building coming at McHenry Row

      Developer Mark Sapperstein said he hopes to break ground this summer on a new 224-unit apartment building at his McHenry Row development. The city's Urban Design & Architecture Review panel on Thursday gave preliminary approval to the proposed Locust Point building, which would rise to seven stories...

    • Rite Aid and other tenants have signed on at Remington Row

      Rite Aid and other tenants have signed on at Remington Row

      A Rite Aid drugstore will anchor the retail portion of the Remington Row apartment project in North Baltimore, which also will include a hair salon, an acupuncture treatment center and a dry cleaners, the developer said Thursday. Those tenants will fill 90 percent of the retail space at the $40...

    • Footaction has opened at Mondawmin Mall

      Footaction has opened at Mondawmin Mall

      Footaction, a division of Foot Locker Inc., has opened its newest store in Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore. The national athletic footwear and apparel chain says it caters to "a style-obsessed, confident, influential young male who is always dressed to impress." The stores emphasize leading and emerging...

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    • Baltimore &pizza customers get logo tattoos for a year of free pizza

      Baltimore &pizza customers get logo tattoos for a year of free pizza

      Michael Holt has a rather complicated relationship with his tattoos. He regrets the spiderweb on his arm, and while he finds meaning in his tattoo of Proverbs 13:4, he believes he's outgrown his tattoo phase. But the appeal of a year of free pizza made him renege on his vow to stop. Thursday he...

    • BET film compellingly chronicles rise of Black Lives Matter

      BET film compellingly chronicles rise of Black Lives Matter

      “Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement”  is television that matters. Produced and directed by Emmy-Award-winner Laurens Grant, the documentary skillfully traces the birth and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement from the death of Trayvon Martin in  Sanford, Florida, though Ferguson,...

    • 'Godfather' actor coming to Baltimore with new vodka in tow

      'Godfather' actor coming to Baltimore with new vodka in tow

      Get Gianni Russo on the phone, even for 20 minutes, and the actor/singer best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in "The Godfather" will fill the conversation with anecdote after anecdote. At 73, the New York City native remembers it all — tales from the set, what he hears from obsessed fans and...

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    • Democrats need to ditch the superdelegates next time

      Democrats need to ditch the superdelegates next time

      Bernie Sanders is pushing for concessions from the Democratic Party establishment in return for his promised support for Hillary Clinton once she indisputably nails down the 2016 presidential nomination. One change he wants is an end to the superdelegate category to the party's national convention....

    • Bringing Baltimore together

      Bringing Baltimore together

      Today's generation of people in their 20s, 30s and 40s are working together to build bonds across lines of neighborhoods, race and class. And in doing so, they are both building a stronger city and making Baltimore the social change capital of America. This could be seen as people from all over...

    • The critical role of Animal Control

      The critical role of Animal Control

      It is 5 a.m. on a residential street in West Baltimore. An arrest warrant is being served on a suspected felon. The arrest is made, weapons and narcotics are found, but the underlying felony suspected is not weapons possession or narcotics distribution. It is dog fighting. And Animal Control is...

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    • Critics of Baltimore school board secrecy have little recourse

      Critics of Baltimore school board secrecy have little recourse

      When the Baltimore school board revealed this month that it had secretly hired a new CEO, city and state officials were incensed that the panel had circumvented a process that would have given them and the public a say. But they have little recourse beyond airing their grievances. For two decades,...

    • O'Malley points to fewer questions in presidential debates

      O'Malley points to fewer questions in presidential debates

      Former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley made a notable claim when he appeared this month on a Baltimore television station for his first full-length interview to assess his unsuccessful bid for the White House. The networks hosting the televised debates he...

    • City sheriff's office renews sidewalk permit for trials in Gray case

      City sheriff's office renews sidewalk permit for trials in Gray case

      Baltimore's Transportation Department has again granted the city sheriff's office a months-long permit to control public sidewalks around the downtown courthouse where the trials of six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray are scheduled. The sheriff's office, responsible...

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