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Adam Jones, Chris Christie sport green '#HoganStrong' wristbands

Athletes and politicians are going green to show their support for Gov. Larry Hogan.

Hogan's Facebook page features photos of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others wearing lime green '#HoganStrong' wristbands, the color for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma awareness. Hogan announced June 22 he had been diagnosed with the disease.

Photos show Hogan's daughter and wife passing...

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Maryland Live to give away replica 'Back to the Future' DeLorean

This July, Maryland Live Casino is giving away a replica DeLorean time machine from “Back to the Future” -- enough to make you feel like, well, you’ve traveled back in time.

In honor of the time-traveling film’s 30th anniversary, Live! Rewards Club members can enter to win the replica, and on July 31, original "Back to the Future" cast member Lea Thompson -- who played Lorraine Baines McFly, main...

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Misty Copeland becomes first African-American principal in American Ballet Theatre's history

She did it!

The American Ballet Theatre announced Tuesday that Misty Copeland would become the first African-American principal ballerina in the company's 75-year history.

The company announced the promotions of Copeland and of ballerina Stella Abrera to principal -- the highest rank of dancers, who perform the lead roles -- will be effective Aug. 1. The news release also announced the promotions...

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Pinkett Smith's new role originally written for a man

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith got the call from her agent about the "Magic Mike" sequel script, there was something she needed to know: Her part as Rome, the owner of a male strip club, was written for a man.

"I was like, OK?" she said.

She was skeptical, if intrigued.

Pinkett Smith had actually been thinking about the world of strippers; though she'd never set...

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All the single ladies (and gents): 'The Bachelor' comes to Baltimore

Has the Baltimore dating scene failed you? Here's your chance to find love on a nationally televised scale.

ABC's "The Bachelor" is looking for men and women in the Baltimore area to fill its singular "bachelor" and 15-20 eligible "bachelorette" roles for the show's next season. 

The ABC2 Bachelor and Bachelorette Casting Call Party will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 9 at Maryland Live Casino...

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Mosby talks childhood, Internet trolls in Cosmo interview

Marilyn Mosby was thrust into the spotlight last month when she charged six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, and national women's magazines have taken notice.

Abigail Pesta interviewed the 35-year-old Baltimore state's attorney for the August issue of Cosmopolitan, in an interview titled "You Have To Be Guided By What Is Right." A Vogue profile of Mosby also was published Tuesday.

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