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Kanye West wears Under Armour sneakers ahead of his own shoe release while in Chicago — What could this mean?
Who would win a Hogan vs. Jealous rap battle? Find out this weekend — sort of

Forget Drake, Kanye and Pusha T. Here’s a rap beef that could do some good.

Rap battle organizer Shaka Pitts will host a free Gubernatorial Rap Battle at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center Sunday, which will feature Baltimore rappers Ray Cobaine and J. Law, who will represent the platforms of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic challenger Ben Jealous, respectively, ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

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Finding a white whale: Coppin State professor might have confirmed lost Herman Melville manuscript

After 10 years of searching like Captain Ahab at sea, a Coppin State University professor thinks he may have found a lost Herman Melville manuscript that includes tantalizing hints of what later would become his masterpiece, “Moby-Dick.”

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What to do when you're stuck on a MARC train for hours? Pull out a trombone.

As a train full of MARC passengers headed northbound toward Baltimore waited for hours for their train to move, one of them decided to put the time to good use.

He pulled out a trombone.

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Pumpkin spice Old Bay? Don't worry, we haven't gone that far

What’s better than the same great taste for over 75 years? Adding a little pumpkin spice to it.

Old Bay’s Twitter account gave fans an early Halloween fright Monday when it tweeted a photo of an orange canister bearing the fall flavor.

The joke tweet states “Are we basic yet? Or should we say BAYsic?”

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Baltimore police patches worn in ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch featuring Ego Nwodim

Will we see more of Baltimore on “Saturday Night Live” now that Ego Nwodim is a featured player on the sketch show?

Last night, “SNL” ran a sketch about offensive behavior of police officers — and the actors were wearing Baltimore Police patches.

The sketch, called “Traffic Stop,” featured Baltimore native Nwodim and Leslie Jones as police officers stopping Seth Meyers, who returned to “SNL” as host.

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