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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 program aimed at old Baltimore vacants problem gets slow start

    New program aimed at old Baltimore vacants problem gets slow start

    After decades of stalled promises to tear down the vacant rowhomes that have become symbolic of Baltimore's woes, Gov. Larry Hogan pledged at the start of the year that "thousands" would come down over four years with an infusion of $75 million in state money. Nine months later, the program, dubbed...

  • Weis Markets expands its presence in Maryland through two acquisitions

    Weis Markets expands its presence in Maryland through two acquisitions

    Just days after Baltimore-based Mars Super Markets went out of business in July, five of its stores reopened as Weis Markets. The new name may be unfamiliar to some area shoppers but likely won't be for long. The Weis brand has proliferated around the state in a matter of weeks. Besides acquiring...

  • Baltimore Innovation Week targets entrepreneurs, professionals, hobbyists

    Baltimore Innovation Week targets entrepreneurs, professionals, hobbyists

    Baltimore Innovation Week is in full swing, with a schedule of more than 65 events ranging from student hack-a-thons to panel discussions about gender equality in technology. Now in its fifth year, Baltimore Innovation Week is intended to celebrate Baltimore's startup and technology community and...

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  • Rapper The Game makes generous appearance at West Baltimore block party

    Rapper The Game makes generous appearance at West Baltimore block party

    Los Angeles rapper The Game went to a block party in West Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes this weekend — and handed out $100 bills to kids in the public housing project, according to his posts on Instagram and Facebook.  The “Hate It Or Love It” rapper posted a photo of himself, surrounded by “my #Bodymore...

  • 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...

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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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  • Ravens again find a way to win an imperfect game

    Ravens again find a way to win an imperfect game

    The Ravens make winning look awfully hard at times, yet as they departed EverBank Field late Sunday afternoon following a pulsating 19-17 victory over the still-winless Jacksonville Jaguars, they were 3-0 for the third time in franchise history and in sole possession of first place in the AFC North.

  • 'Arnold Palmer invented pro golf as it exists today': The sport's greatest ambassador dies at 87

    'Arnold Palmer invented pro golf as it exists today': The sport's greatest ambassador dies at 87

    Arnold Palmer, the son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper who combined movie-star magnetism, go-for-broke daring and the nascent power of television to become a seven-time professional major tournament champion and the sport's first international corporate icon, died Sunday. He was 87. ...

  • Big Ten football power rankings: Week 4

    Big Ten football power rankings: Week 4

    Every Monday of the Big Ten Conference football season, The Baltimore Sun will present its weekly power rankings. Click on the photos above to see this week's rankings.

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  • Trump's assassination innuendo should disqualify him from presidency

    Trump's assassination innuendo should disqualify him from presidency

    As Donald Trump's strategists try to soften his image, he has taken his assault against Hillary Clinton to a new level with a bizarre suggestion that would make her more vulnerable to violence from opponents, specifically fervent supporters of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Mr. Trump's...

  • Wiping out America's black males

    Wiping out America's black males

    Black men are being slaughtered across this country, but where's the outrage? Where are all the soldiers with automatic weapons? The policemen on every corner? Where are the health department officials calling for a cure to this epidemic? I don't mean outrage from citizens shouting and marching....

  • Give Judge Gallagher a final vote

    Give Judge Gallagher a final vote

    On Sept. 8, 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Stephanie Gallagher, who has served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the District of Maryland since 2011, for a vacancy on the district of Maryland. Judge Gallagher is a well qualified, mainstream nominee who enjoys the powerful support of Maryland...

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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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