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As Orioles leave Camden Yards, it might be a farewell for some players

The Orioles will prepare to head off on their final regular-season road trip later today not knowing whether they will play another game this year at Camden Yards. Some of them don’t know whether they’ll ever play another game here in an Orioles uniform, but the tough job ahead in Toronto and New...

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  • New national African-American museum could help, hurt smaller institutions

    New national African-American museum could help, hurt smaller institutions

    When the new National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday on the National Mall, a century after it was first proposed, it will be greeted by an outpouring of joy. The gleaming bronze behemoth standing out amid a phalanx of white marble will be dedicated by President Barack...

  • Lutherville's Derek Waters returns to revels of 'Drunk History,' Season 4

    Lutherville's Derek Waters returns to revels of 'Drunk History,' Season 4

    The first piece Derek Waters ever staged for what would become "Drunk History" involved Alexander Hamilton. The scenario featured Mark Gagliardi, a friend of Waters, recounting the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr — with a little help from a bottle of scotch. Waters, a Lutherville native, will...

  • WYPR's 'Out of the Blocks' shares Baltimoreans' stories block by block

    WYPR's 'Out of the Blocks' shares Baltimoreans' stories block by block

    In Baltimore, the streets are brimming with untold stories, and Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick, producers of the WYPR documentary series "Out of the Blocks," have been on a quest to give residents and business owners a chance to share them, block by block. With the slogan "One hour of radio. One...

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  • What not to miss at 2016 Baltimore Book Festival

    What not to miss at 2016 Baltimore Book Festival

    Here are some highlights at this year's Baltimore Book Festival:  What's Gnu: Check out the debut of the Paws & Pages Stage, which has animal programming plus adoptable pets. Featured authors include Mikita Brottman reading from “The Great Grisby” (4 p.m. Saturday); Bronwen Dickey, “Pit Bull: The...

  • 'Professor Trash Wheel' to make her debut in Canton this year

    'Professor Trash Wheel' to make her debut in Canton this year

    The googly-eyed "Mr. Trash Wheel" will soon have a female companion scooping debris from a Canton tributary before it reaches the Baltimore harbor. Now that the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore's Healthy Harbor initiative has surpassed its $550,000 fundraising goal, "Professor Trash Wheel" is...

  • Wedded: Quinhon N. Goodlowe and Robert Scott brought together by Ravens-Steelers rivalry

    Wedded: Quinhon N. Goodlowe and Robert Scott brought together by Ravens-Steelers rivalry

    Date: June 26 Her story: Quinhon N. Goodlowe, 40, was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She moved to Baltimore to attend Morgan State University in 2005. Quinhon is a principal in the Baltimore public school system. Her mother, Darcel Goodlowe, lives in Pittsburgh. His story: Robert Scott, 45, was...

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  • Postgame notes: Joe Flacco one completion shy of an NFL record

    Postgame notes: Joe Flacco one completion shy of an NFL record

    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco couldn't help but have some fun with Mike Wallace. After learning that Wallace's third-quarter drop in the end zone had prevented him from an NFL record-tying 22 straight completions in a single game, Flacco approached the wide receiver in the locker room and informed...

  • Ravens special teams unit makes up for mistakes with key plays down the stretch

    Ravens special teams unit makes up for mistakes with key plays down the stretch

    "Every time we go out there on a field-goal block, we think we're about to block one, and even they thought we were about to block one," Levine said following the Ravens' 19-17 victory over the Jaguars at EverBank Field.

  • Recap: Tucker's kick gives Ravens 19-17 win at Jacksonville

    Recap: Tucker's kick gives Ravens 19-17 win at Jacksonville

    A sloppy, mistake-filled performance had the Ravens on the cusp of their first loss. However, Justin Tucker’s 54-yard field goal with just over a minute to play powered the Ravens to a 19-17 victory over the equally sloppy Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in front of an announced 60,127.

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  • Air conditioning as a civil right?

    Air conditioning as a civil right?

    The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has for nearly 60 years fought against discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin. It has not, at least to date, sought to end discrimination based on room temperature. While standing...

  • Gun owners, the vocal minority

    Gun owners, the vocal minority

    Last month, a 63-year-old teacher at Cumberland Valley Christian School, a church-affiliated K-12 school with an enrollment of 400 students in Chambersburg, Pa., just 24 miles north of Hagerstown, left a loaded handgun on top of the toilet tank in a school bathroom. At least four primary-school-aged...

  • New African American museum essential to U.S. history

    New African American museum essential to U.S. history

    As part of the Smithsonian Institution, the newest museum on the National Mall is a place where we can finally understand our complete history as Americans. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is essential to the telling of the American saga and an important correction to...

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  • Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who ran for Maryland's open Senate seat this year, is an established voice for liberal causes in Congress and has been an outspoken critic of what she sees as her party's failure to truly embrace African-Americans. But when it comes to Twitter, the Prince George's County...

  • A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month after being revealed for the first time, the aerial surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department has repeatedly insisted was never secret remains heavily shrouded from the public. "Secrecy is not the correct word because it's not a secret spy program. That is absolutely false....

  • Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    An annual audit of Baltimore's finances found three "significant deficiencies," including in how the city handles water billing and grant money, according to City Auditor Robert L. McCarty. McCarty, who reports to Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, presented the audit's findings to the Board...

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