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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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  • Ravens rookie Kamalei Correa feeling better after making defensive debut

    Ravens rookie Kamalei Correa feeling better after making defensive debut

    The wait finally ended for Kamalei Correa. The rookie inside linebacker made his long-awaited defensive debut in the Ravens’ 19-17 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. After breaking up one pass in the first quarter, Correa was grateful for the opportunity to make a contribution. “It...

  • Despite Khalil Mack's quiet start, Ravens keeping eye on Raiders defensive end

    Despite Khalil Mack's quiet start, Ravens keeping eye on Raiders defensive end

    The Oakland Raiders have won two of their first three games despite a defense that has surrendered 476 total yards and 340 passing yards per game, both worst in the NFL. And the unit’s struggles might be linked to Khalil Mack’s slow start. The defensive end, who recorded 79 tackles, 15 sacks, two...

  • Forward L.G. Gill continues Maryland tradition of graduate transfers

    Forward L.G. Gill continues Maryland tradition of graduate transfers

    In the days after he announced on Twitter his plans to leave Duquesne following graduation last summer, then-junior forward L.G. Gill became one of the most highly sought transfers in the country. The number of schools and caliber of programs surprised Gill, who had come out of high school in Richmond,...

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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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