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Family, fans, community members pay respects to slain Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota

As hundreds of people gathered to remember slain Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota, the Rev Jamal H. Bryant raged against the racism and inequality that the slain rapper saw in the city and that shaped his lyrics. "You can't be mad with the messenger," Bryant said. Dressed in a long black cassock, Bryant...

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  • Dell pay-out helps T. Rowe compensate fund investors

    Dell pay-out helps T. Rowe compensate fund investors

    T. Rowe Price Group won't have to dip quite as far into its cash reserves to pay out investors affected by the Baltimore investment firm's embarassing misstep in Dell's 2013 buyout after settling with the computer giant earlier this week. T. Rowe had opposed the proposed $25 billion Dell buyout...

  • W. R. Grace & Co. finalizes acquisition of BASF polyolefin catalyst business

    W. R. Grace & Co. finalizes acquisition of BASF polyolefin catalyst business

    W. R. Grace & Co. announced Friday it has finalized its acquisition of German chemical giant BASF's polyolefin catalysts business. Financial terms of the deal, announced in April, were not disclosed, but will be discussed as part of the Columbia chemical company's second quarter earnings. The acquisition...

  • New Maryland law aims to spur retirement savings through state plan

    New Maryland law aims to spur retirement savings through state plan

    An estimated 1 million Marylanders work for businesses that do not offer a retirement savings plan. Legislation that becomes law Friday will give them state-sponsored and private alternatives. Maryland workers who don't have access to 401(k)s or other federal plans may choose to have money deducted...

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  • Viceland trades on Michael K. Williams' Omar persona in sensationalistic 'Black Market'

    Viceland trades on Michael K. Williams' Omar persona in sensationalistic 'Black Market'

    We've been down this TV road before: unidentified men in masks and hoods pointing guns at the camera and saying "the system" is to blame for the crimes they commit. Two summers ago, it was National Geographic Channel's "Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire," which purported to be a backstage look at drug...

  • The Hotelier's cathartic release on full display at Ottobar

    The Hotelier's cathartic release on full display at Ottobar

    Christian Holden, bassist and lead singer of the Worcester, Mass., trio the Hotelier, stood at a microphone at the center of the Ottobar stage in Remington, unsure of what to say. He smirked, realizing he was out of stage banter halfway through Thursday’s headlining set. “We make the setlist so...

  • Fells Point bar One-Eyed Mike's auctioned for $1.25 million

    Fells Point bar One-Eyed Mike's auctioned for $1.25 million

    One-Eyed Mike's, the Fells Point bar known for its vast Grand Marnier Club, was auctioned for $1.25 million Thursday morning. And although longtime owner Mike Maraziti is bowing out, the Grand Marnier Club is there to stay. The building and business at 708 S. Bond St. sold to Susan Hormozi, a Towson...

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  • Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Maryland's First Citizen

    Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Maryland's First Citizen

    Charles Carroll of Carrollton wasn't in Philadelphia when the Second Continental Congress voted to break from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, nor was he there on July 4 when Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence was ratified. He wouldn't get there and add his name to the document's...

  • Gay bars were a haven for many

    Gay bars were a haven for many

    I am a gay woman of a certain age — a child of the '60s. I was not in the gay bars in the '60s, but I know people who were, and I heard stories of the police raids and the arrests of anyone not in at least three pieces of gender appropriate clothing (this would have meant a bra, panties and a dress...

  • Another ISIS outrage

    Another ISIS outrage

    The suicide bombers who killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul's main airport Tuesday have suddenly upped the ante for the Turkish government and its ambivalent attitude toward the Islamic State terrorists suspected of being responsible. Like the recent attacks in Brussels...

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  • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

    Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

    The lead Baltimore police detective in the Freddie Gray investigation said she reluctantly read to grand jurors a summary of evidence provided by prosecutors that she believed was misleading, according to police records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. Hours later, the grand jurors issued criminal...

  • Audit shows school agency lags on inspection reports

    Audit shows school agency lags on inspection reports

    State inspectors visit public schools around Maryland to ensure that the buildings are properly maintained. But after three years during which inspectors examined 679 school buildings, they had only completed reports for 190 of those buildings, according to a legislative audit released this week....

  • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous...

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