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This Week in Black Twitter: Unarmed mental health worker shot, battle of intern selfies

Welcome back to This Week in Black Twitter, your weekly digest of the happenings on Black Twitter and cultural conversations on the web. Topics will span the gamut — with pop culture, politics, sports, lifestyles and everything in between. This week: An unarmed mental health worker gets shot by police, Paul Ryan posts #InternsSoWhite selfie and Cleveland pastor speaks at GOP convention.



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Baltimore teen shines on 'America's Got Talent,' earns golden buzzer from One Direction star

Baltimore teenager Jayna Brown wowed everyone on Wednesday night's episode of "America's Got Talent" — especially guest judge Louis Tomlinson of One Direction, who hit the golden buzzer to send the 14-year-old singer straight to the next round of the competition. 

Brown's performance of Andra Day's "Rise Up" earned a standing ovation from the audience and the judges of the NBC show.

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Thief steals dog portraits from Robert McClintock gallery

A thief, possibly with a penchant for puppies, stole artwork from the Robert McClintock Studio and Gallery Saturday afternoon, according to the gallery owner Robert McClintock.

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Glenwood resident wins HGTV 'Smart Home,' episode to air in August

What Glenwood resident Theresa Smith thought was a belated birthday celebration for her sister turned out to be a surprise that came with a big present for her — a new home courtesy of HGTV.

A Mercedes-Benz pulled into the driveway and out walked HGTV host and designer Tiffany Brooks.

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NFL MVP Cam Newton apparently played Inner Harbor beach volleyball Monday

Baltimore Beach Volleyball had probably its most famous participant show up Monday night. He's not a volleyball player.

NFL Most Valuable Player and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was a surprise visitor at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor, according to and Washington Capitals blog Russian Machine Never Breaks, along with some Panthers teammates.

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Baltimore named one of best cities in U.S. for creatives by Thrillist

New York and L.A. may have thriving art scenes, but if you’re looking to live out your artistic dreams at a fraction of the cost, Charm City is the place to be, according to Thrillist. (Plus, there are crab cakes.)

The entertainment and lifestyle website recently named Baltimore one of "the best American cities for creatives" that aren't L.A., New York or San Francisco.

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