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Baltimore author Ta-Nehisi Coates will vote for Bernie Sanders

The Baltimore writer and public intellectual Ta-Nehisi Coates hasn't been out of the news much lately.

Sometimes he's gotten attention when he has either won or been nominated for another prestigious literary prize. Other times, Coates has raised a ruckus by tackling controversial topics in the pages of The Atlantic magazine, where he is a national correspondent.

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'Broad City' Season 3 trailer shows Abbi and Ilana are up to same shenanigans
Online fundraiser for victim of Fells Point crash raises more than $49,000

An online fundraising page has raised more than $49,000 in donations for the victim of a violent car crash in Fells Point early Saturday.

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Behind Michael and Son's Super Bowl ad with Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson’s son Amir sits in the corner of a boxing ring with what appears to be blood outlining his face, a trainer shouting words of encouragement.

Amir wants to give up.

“I can’t do it,” he tells his trainer.

But the eighth round starts anyway, and Amir’s opponent has him against the ropes.

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'Saturday Night Live's' Kate McKinnon attempts Baltimore accent as Sturdy Barbie

The Baltimore accent made an appearance on the NBC show "Saturday Night Live" this weekend — or an attempt at one, at least.

In Saturday’s "Weekend Update" skit, cast member Michael Che introduced comedian Kate McKinnon’s character, Sturdy Barbie, a woman whose body type didn’t make the cut for Mattel's newest realistic Barbie doll designs.

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Super Bowl commercial brings back the Sobotka family from 'The Wire'

Toyota on Sunday played host to a Sobotka family reunion, as the actors who portrayed the family from Season 2 of "The Wire" appeared together in two Super Bowl commercials for the Prius.

Chris Bauer (Frank Sobotka), Pablo Schreiber (Nick Sobotka) and James Ransone (Ziggy Sobotka) played bank robbers who used the 2016 Prius as a getaway car in the commercials.

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