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Pennsylvania man spots, films whale along Ocean City fishing pier

Pennsylvania resident Troy Bickle was on vacation, fishing on an Ocean City pier with his father and brother just before noon, when he noticed something strange.

“All of the sudden, I see ripples [in] the water … to the left of us. They were coming straight to the pier,” said the 25-year-old.

When the group got a closer look, they noticed it was a whale, he said.

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The Rock, other athletes star in Under Armour's motivational "Will Finds A Way" campaign

Call it Under Armour’s answer to the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign.

The Baltimore-based sports apparel brand rolled out a new ad campaign Thursday called “Will Finds A Way,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and eight unconventional athletes. One is a triathlete with cerebral palsy, another a Syrian woman who swam for her life while saving a boat with other refugees.

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A Baltimore restaurant is serving a $21 version of a chicken box. We tried it.

A new Baltimore restaurant is serving a riff on the chicken box — and it costs $21.

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Christian Siriano is one of Time's 100 most influential people

Fashion designer Christian Siriano has been named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Siriano, an Annapolis native known for his celebrity clientele, was included in the list of 100 artists, politicians, athletes, business leaders and other icons.

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Baltimore crime figure who inspired Cutty on 'The Wire' writes novel based on his experiences in prison

David West, the creation of novelist Dennis Wise, is a jailed felon serving a double life sentence and tagged an “ongoing public safety threat” by the authorities, who is nevertheless suspected of still wielding tremendous power — and making a lot of money — from his jail cell in one of America’s “most dangerous prisons.”

If “The Last Stop” has the ring of truth to it, no wonder.

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Subway restaurants as subway stops: Map imagines what Baltimore's metro would look like using sandwich shops

Wouldn’t it be cool if catching a subway ride in Baltimore was as convenient as buying a sandwich?

The city’s 15-mile Metro Subway system consists of only one rail line, from Owings Mills to Johns Hopkins Hospital. But that hasn’t stopped people over the years from dreaming of a more connected regional heavy-rail transit system.

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