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  • Marching On

    Marching On

    On a recent summer morning, this tiny town was jolted from stillness when the syncopated rhythms played on drums by black boys and men rumbled through its streets. The drummers marched and sweated, their white shakos insufficient shields from the oppressive heat. In front of them, a group of female...

  • Harry Potter Festival to draw thousands of witches, wizards to Chestertown

    Harry Potter Festival to draw thousands of witches, wizards to Chestertown

    You won't need a broomstick, floo powder or the Hogwarts Express to travel to the magical world of "Harry Potter" this weekend.  All it takes is a quick trip down to Chestertown, where the small Kent County town will be transformed into the wizarding world this weekend for the third annual Chestertown...

  • Baltimore-made art to be displayed on White House lawn

    Baltimore-made art to be displayed on White House lawn

    A Baltimore-made work of art will be headed for the White House Monday. On Sunday, “Mythbusters” co-host Adam Savage, Robert W. Deutsch Fellow Jen Schachter and youth from the Digital Harbor Foundation will put the finishing touches on a 7-foot custom-made interactive art installation before sending...

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  • Eric Weddle’s leadership draws comparisons to Ravens defensive greats

    Eric Weddle’s leadership draws comparisons to Ravens defensive greats

    Trailing by two points last Sunday and with just over a minute remaining, the Jacksonville Jaguars had the ball at their 25-yard line. By the time they had broken their huddle, Ravens safety Eric Weddle had already gone over a checklist with his defensive teammates. He reminded cornerbacks Jimmy...

  • Big-play Purdue quarterback David Blough of particular concern to Maryland

    Big-play Purdue quarterback David Blough of particular concern to Maryland

    David Blough, a redshirt sophomore, is more experienced than Central Florida's McKenzie Milton and, at 6 feet 1 and 200 pounds, is three inches taller and 30 pounds heavier. His ability to create when a play breaks down is something Maryland coach DJ Durkin and defensive coordinator Andy Buh had...

  • 3 stats that stand out in Ravens-Raiders matchup

    3 stats that stand out in Ravens-Raiders matchup

    The Oakland Raiders will be the stiffest test for the Ravens, who will meet an opponent with a winning record for the first time this season. But the Ravens have dominated the series, winning six of eight meetings with Oakland. The team has been particularly effective at M&T Bank Stadium, winning...

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  • Setting goals for the city schools

    Setting goals for the city schools

    Baltimore City students' scores on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career exams were not good. Overall, only about 15 percent of city students passed the tests, about half the rate in Baltimore County and far below the rate in Carroll and Howard counties. This was the...

  • Why the Jolie-Pitt divorce won't be like Kramer vs. Kramer

    Why the Jolie-Pitt divorce won't be like Kramer vs. Kramer

    The only thing the public loves more than news of a celebrity romance is the prospect of its ugly disintegration. No sooner had news broken of Angelina Jolie's intent to divorce Brad Pitt than headlines began to fly about the "bruising" and "ugly" court fight ahead. As a family law teacher and...

  • In defense of politically correct comedy

    In defense of politically correct comedy

    Comedians have always had one simple guiding rule: Be funny. That is, some critics say, until now. We're now witnessing a debate about whether there's a place for political correctness in comedy — that profession that profits from poking fun at others, playing with taboo and pushing the proverbial...

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  • Helen Bentley's will: beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

    Helen Bentley's will: beneficiaries include hospital, Pride of Baltimore

    Helen Delich Bentley, the former congresswoman from Maryland who died last month at 92, left large bequests from an estate estimated at $2.4 million to a children's hospital, animal-related charities and the tall ship Pride of Baltimore. Bentley, a widow who had no children, put aside $1 million...

  • 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....

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