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Bel Air resident, WUSA9's Kristen Berset battles breast cancer a second time

Bel Air resident and WUSA9 sports anchor Kristen Berset should be basking in wedded bliss.

Instead, a month after getting married to Comcast SportsNet reporter and anchor Brent Harris, she announced she was temporarily leaving work to battle breast cancer for the second time in eight years.

Berset reminded viewers in January about her past battle with breast cancer before sharing her latest diagnosis.

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This (Month) in Black Twitter: Looking back on memorable moments during Black History Month

Our weekly digest This Week in Black Twitter details the happenings on Black Twitter and cultural conversations on the web. Today, we have a special edition, focusing on the most memorable moments on Twitter during Black History Month. 

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'The Voice' to hold auditions in Baltimore Saturday

Warm up those vocal cords, Baltimore. The NBC singing competition “The Voice” will hold open call auditions on Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center. 

“The Voice” has split the day into three groups — 7 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. As of Friday morning, the 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Ellicott City native advances to finals in Jeopardy College Championship

Ellicott City native Gary Tse has advanced to the two-day finals in the Jeopardy College Championship, which begins today.

Earlier this week, the championship semi-finals began with nine contestants, with Tse winning Wednesday's match up and earning $15,989. Clarissa Santori, also of Ellicott City, became a wild card during the quarterfinals last week, but was knocked out of the semi-finals on Tuesday.

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Maryland Zoo reveals name of new baby giraffe

Meet Willow. 

The giraffe calf born at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore this month officially has a name, as the zoo announced the results of an online naming contest Thursday. 

Willow was the top choice, receiving 30 percent of the vote, zoo staff said in a Facebook Live video.

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Pics in the Park outdoor movie series announces 2017 lineup, including 'La La Land'

On Thursday, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore's free outdoor movies series Pics in the Park announced its 2017 schedule.

The summer series, one of several free outdoor movie festivals in the Baltimore area, will kick off May 27 with the animated Disney movie "Moana."

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