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Video: The cutest participant in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Torrey Smith's 5-month-old son

Video: The cutest participant in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Torrey Smith's 5-month-old son

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'Supernatural' star sends 100 visitors to grandmother's Baltimore retirement home

'Supernatural' star sends 100 visitors to grandmother's Baltimore retirement home 

When the first contestants arrived at Roland Park Place retirement home bearing cards and flowers, residents and staff weren't sure what to make of them.

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Adam Jones takes the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for ALS research, calls on Obama, Boehner and Showalter to join

Adam Jones takes the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for ALS research, calls on Obama, Boehner and Showalter to join

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones sure doesn't aim low.

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Street artist Reed Bmore stages a high wire act

Street artist Reed Bmore stages a high wire act 

The girl in the tire swing is swaying above North Avenue, sneakers pointing to a traffic light.

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Oprah visits Baltimore, enjoys Canton crab feast

Oprah visits Baltimore, enjoys Canton crab feast 

You get a crab, and you get a crab, and you get a crab! Everybody here gets a crab! 

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Arkansas family visits Western Maryland, makes history

Arkansas family visits Western Maryland, makes history

Not since Brooks Robinson has any Arkansan been more welcome in Maryland than David Wrightam.

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'Wire' actor stabbed inside Washington nightclub

'Wire' actor stabbed inside Washington nightclub

Anwan Glover, who appeared in three seasons of "The Wire," was stabbed inside a Washington D.C. nightclub early Sunday, police said.

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Video: Arundel council candidate sings 'Dixie,' calls for secession in 2012 speech

Video: Arundel council candidate sings 'Dixie,' calls for secession in 2012 speech

First, Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka talks about the need to destroy the "current regime," secede and establish a government based on the Bible. 

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Stacy Keibler prepares for baby's arrival with tiny Orioles jacket

Stacy Keibler prepares for baby's arrival with tiny Orioles jacket

Stacy Keibler is so glamorous that sometimes we forget she's a Baltimore girl at heart.

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'Pizza King' documentary tells story of Ellicott City man who has eaten pizza every day for 25 years

'Pizza King' documentary tells story of Ellicott City man who has eaten pizza every day for 25 years 

Documentary is funny and sweet and poignant

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Kevin Bacon eats a 'Kevin Bacon' in Annapolis; jams on yacht

Kevin Bacon eats a 'Kevin Bacon' in Annapolis; jams on yacht 

Kevin Bacon spent his weekend doing what you do in Annapolis -- sailing and eating good food.

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Wife of Ravens long snapper posts screed about Michael Sam, infidelity, Hitler

Wife of Ravens long snapper posts screed about Michael Sam, infidelity, Hitler

Lauren Cox, the wife of Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox, was not amused by Drake's song about cheating athletes at the ESPYs this week.

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Uber to deliver ice cream in Baltimore and Annapolis on Friday

Uber to deliver ice cream in Baltimore and Annapolis on Friday

Have you ever sat in the office on a Friday and thought, "Man, I wish I could push a button on my phone and get a margarita, a massage therapist and a mariachi band delivered to my desk?"

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'House of Cards' party at The BoatHouse Canton [Pictures]

'House of Cards' party at The BoatHouse Canton [Pictures]

Since everyone wants to see the show's star, we took a little creative license with the photos and doused them with a heavy dose of Spacey.

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Stacy Keibler planning to eat placenta following the birth of her daughter

Stacy Keibler planning to eat placenta following the birth of her daughter

Stacy Keibler plans to take a special supplement after she gives birth next month -- a pill made from her placenta.

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Jermaine Crawford ('The Wire's' Dukie) is an R&B singer now [Video]

Jermaine Crawford ('The Wire's' Dukie) is an R&B singer now [Video]

Move over, Michael. It's Dukie's turn on the mic.

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Door for Oprah Winfrey Network special purchased in Hampden

Door for Oprah Winfrey Network special purchased in Hampden

An upcoming special for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will feature a door purchased in Hampden, hon.

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Towson grad Kacy Catanzaro shatters record on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Towson grad Kacy Catanzaro shatters record on 'American Ninja Warrior' 

She's the first woman to complete one of the final obstacle courses

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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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