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Baltimore's Blaustein family among America's richest

Baltimore's Blaustein family among America's richest

Chump change it ain't.

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Eastern Shore native excited to compete in Miss America pageant

Eastern Shore native excited to compete in Miss America pageant

Jade Kenny is still in shock over winning Miss Maryland 2014.

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Tea Party politician who gave John Waters a ride finds new book 'kind of shocking'

Tea Party politician who gave John Waters a ride finds new book 'kind of shocking'

It's one of those scenarios that would be hard to believe in a movie. 

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Ray and Janay Rice celebrate wedding in front of Ravens teammates

Ray and Janay Rice celebrate wedding in front of Ravens teammates

Should we be happy for them?

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Ellicott City a semifinalist in 'America's Best Main Street' competition

Ellicott City a semifinalist in 'America's Best Main Street' competition

Ellicott City has ghosts and antiques and Shakespeare in the ruins and old timey toys and a railroad museum and good restaurants -- pretty much everything you'd want from a charming Main Street. 

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Baltimore Police grow incredibly 'Happy' over Twitter followers

Baltimore Police grow incredibly "Happy" over Twitter followers

The cops are gyrating by the Shot Tower, doing the worm at the gym, confusing a drug-sniffing dog, kinda happy.

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Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman to appear on 'Masters of Illusion'

Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman to appear on 'Masters of Illusion'

For most of us, getting out of a tight situation means pulling the car out of a Canton parking spot or wriggling out of a size 2 dress. 

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'Real Housewives' Phaedra Parks spotted in Harbor East

'Real Housewives' Phaedra Parks spotted in Harbor East

Phaedra Parks -- one of the stars of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" on Bravo -- was spotted dining at Wit and Wisdom in the Four Seasons Hotel Saturday night.

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Former Def Jam president, Baltimore native Kevin Liles to receive national philanthropic award

Former Def Jam president, Baltimore native Kevin Liles to receive national philanthropic award

Kevin Liles, a West Baltimore native who became the president of Def Jam records, is slated to receive a national award Wednesday evening for his philanthropic work.

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Vanity Fair ranks Rawlings-Blake among best-dressed mayors in world

Vanity Fair ranks Rawlings-Blake among best-dressed mayors in world

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ranks among the world's best when it comes to her sartorial choices, according to Vanity Fair.

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Ben & Jerry's truck to offer free ice cream in Baltimore today

Ben & Jerry's truck to offer free ice cream in Baltimore today

I scream, you scream....

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Ravens, Rawlings-Blake host workout featured on 'Today' show

Ravens, Rawlings-Blake host workout featured on 'Today' show

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Ravens players Jacoby Jones and Justin Tucker and crowds of local children for a workout at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday – and it was broadcast on national television.

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Online benefactor hides cash around Baltimore in scavenger hunt

Online benefactor hides cash around Baltimore in scavenger hunt

An anonymous benefactor planted small bundles of cash around Baltimore on Saturday, posting clues online in a sort of city-wide scavenger hunt.

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Bull Market: Graphic designer creates homage to Baltimore's runaway steer

Bull Market: Graphic designer creates homage to Baltimore's runaway steer

You've seen the photos and the crazy video. Maybe you even caught a glimpse of that poor, doomed steer prancing through the streets of Baltimore.

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The Orioles are pitching Dangerously Delicious victory pies

The Orioles are pitching Dangerously Delicious victory pies

The Orioles have been lobbing some tasty pies.

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HGTV takes 'House Hunters' to Baltimore on Wednesday

HGTV takes 'House Hunters' to Baltimore on Wednesday

More Baltimore-based episodes could be on the way.

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National love for Baltimore attractions and personalities [Pictures]

Slainte in Baltimore named one of best bars in U.S.

Baltimore might be sandwiched between showier East Coast metropolises, but it's no secret there's gold to be found here.

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Kevin Spacey stops play to yell at audience member whose cell phone rang

Kevin Spacey stops play to yell at audience member whose cell phone rang

Do not disturb Kevin Spacey while he's working.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Julie Scharper has written for the Baltimore Sun since 2006 and covered City Hall for three years, among other beats. She is a fourth-generation Baltimorean, the descendant of Pigtown speakeasy owners, and among the first in her family to pronounce the “t” in Baltimore. She spent several years living in radiator-rattling distance from The Hippo in Mount Vernon, but now resides in Wyman Park with Mr. Insider and Baby Insider.

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