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97-year-old man found slain in his East Baltimore home.

Baltimore police are asking for help from the public as they investigate the killing of a 97-year-old man in his East Baltimore home. About 6:50 p.m. Friday, officers were called to the 1700 block of Darley Ave. in the Darley Park neighborhood for a reported suspicious death. Family members told...

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Baltimore artist Paul Rucker tackles racism and justice, turns heads nationwide

Baltimore artist Paul Rucker tackles racism and justice, turns heads nationwide

The visual artist and musician Paul Rucker has a secret sauce. That’s no metaphor — there’s a brown-gold liquid in a clear glass bottle sitting on a work table in Rucker’s studio at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, where he’s an artist in residence. He’s spent the past four years refining the concoction,...

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  • What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    Our view: Talking about restoring American adoption of Russian children is code for excusing human rights abuses When Donald Trump Jr. was first confronted about his campaign meeting with a well-connected Russian lawyer, he explained that the topic of conversation was adoption. When President Donald...

  • Trump can't stop being himself

    Trump can't stop being himself

    In the same week we learned there was yet another reason to admire Amelia Earhart as a feminist icon and were reminded of the brilliance of Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics, our president reduced France’s first lady to the status of a racehorse....

  • Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Let’s accept, for the sake of argument, the most innocent possible explanation for the Baltimore police officer whose body camera footage appears to show him planting drugs in a trash strewn alley that he “finds” shortly thereafter. Let’s consider the additional context that Commissioner Kevin...

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  • Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the...

  • Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft will provide pick-up and drop-off zones, charging stations, refreshments and discounted rides for new riders at Artscape this weekend, the ride-share company announced. First-time Lyft riders can get $5 off two rides to get to and from Artscape by using the code ARTSCAPEX17 in the Promos section...

  • Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Cushman & Wakefield said Thursday it had facilitated the $201 million sale of a an industrial portfolio concentrated in the Baltimore. The Baltimore-based real estate firm represented the seller, TA Realty, and will now serve as property manager for the portfolio’s 20 properties on behalf of the...

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  • Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

    Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

    Don’t weep for Sean Spicer, who resigned today as press secretary to President Trump. He started out in his job six months ago lying about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration, and the rest of his tenure was mainly marked by belligerence and severely reduced access for the press. Remember...

  • Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

    Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

    Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network chef known for her Italian cooking, says she is opening a restaurant in Baltimore (but don’t ask her why). In a Facebook Live video on the Food Network’s Facebook page Friday, de Laurentiis took questions from viewers while making lemon ricotta cookies. One...

  • Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

    Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

    Every summer, it seems like an inevitable heat wave rolls into Baltimore just in time for Artscape. This year, the largely outdoor free music and arts festival will take place during a Code Red heat advisory, meaning the heat poses a health risk. Art-lovers could face dehydration and hyperthermia...

  • Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

    Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

    For 36 years, Artscape has been Baltimore’s go-to summer party — an all-for-free celebration of the performing and visual arts, bringing together a vast range of Charm City’s creative minds, from street performers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. “Artscape is a tradition, but every year, it...

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  • Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    The push to get children vaccinated against the flu will soon begin in earnest, but for the second year in a row the kids will have to endure a shot instead of the painless nasal spray most prefer. The spray, FluMist, was deemed so ineffective by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • Scientists say Conowingo dam no longer stopping pollution; Hogan seeks solutions

    Scientists say Conowingo dam no longer stopping pollution; Hogan seeks solutions

    A year ago, Gov. Larry Hogan put out a call for private industry to suggest how Maryland should address the pollution that was quickly piling up behind the Conowingo Dam — a staggeringly expensive problem that many policymakers thought could wait. For nearly a century, the dam had stopped silt...

  • Number of guns seized up sharply at BWI, airports nationwide

    Number of guns seized up sharply at BWI, airports nationwide

    The number of guns seized at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is climbing sharply, authorities say, mirroring a years-long increase at airports throughout the region and across the country. Seizures at BWI rose 50 percent in 2016, and are on pace to climb another 33 percent this year. Nationwide, they...

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