Female Trouble podcast: TT The Artist, rapper (episode 1)

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Rapper's murder leaves peers with bleak outlook on Baltimore

Popular Baltimore dirt bike rider Chino Braxton remembers joining with other local celebrities — including rappers Young Moose and Lor Scoota — to deliver a message of perseverance after the death of Freddie Gray. At four west-side high schools, they talked to student assemblies about overcoming...

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    Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo was one of baseball’s best-hitting pitchers during his seven years in the National League playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, but the opportunity to show off his skills at the plate haven’t come very often over the past two years in the American League. With...

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      Binkert's Meat Products serves up links to German heritage

      Toni McDermott's family has a taste for real German food. Her Teutonic surname — Rupp — may predispose her to favoring the delicacies, she said. And her father-in-law, who'd been stationed in the country, passed down a fondness for the cuisine to her husband, "who really loves the bauernwurst,"...

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      Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

      Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth. "We need more job creators and we need more young people starting businesses," the presumptive Democratic nominee told a crowd of coders inside a Denver tech...

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      EEOC settles precedent-setting sexual orientation discrimination case in Baltimore

      In a landmark discrimination case, a packaging manufacturer will pay $202,200 to settle allegations that a lesbian employee was harassed because of her sexual orientation and fired from the Baltimore facility where she worked after reporting the behavior. Pallet Companies, which does business as...

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      The 800-page report released Tuesday by the House Select Committee on Benghazi is a remarkable document in at least one sense — rarely have Congressional investigators worked so long and so hard to justify their efforts with so little success. The most salient conclusion of the report, that the...

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      'Stay woke,' Baltimore

      "Justice," according to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, "is a process, not a verdict." People who have had little reason to expect justice, based on their own experiences and those of their relatives, friends and neighbors, are familiar with process. It is justice that is unrecognizable — especially...

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      The Supreme Court's Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt decision striking down key provisions of a Texas anti-abortion law — an effort to shutter abortion clinics in the name of "safety" and "women's health" — is a victory for reproductive rights with broad implications. One can only hope the first...

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    • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

      Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

      The lead Baltimore police detective in the Freddie Gray investigation said she reluctantly read to grand jurors a summary of evidence provided by prosecutors that she believed was misleading, according to police records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. Hours later, the grand jurors issued criminal...

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      Audit shows school agency lags on inspection reports

      State inspectors visit public schools around Maryland to ensure that the buildings are properly maintained. But after three years during which inspectors examined 679 school buildings, they had only completed reports for 190 of those buildings, according to a legislative audit released this week....

    • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

      Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

      Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous...

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