Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

WEATHER: Cloudy, with possible showers and a high approaching 60 degrees. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 30s.

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Push to ban more assault weapons expected in Annapolis: Legislation to ban assault weapons like the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle used in the Newtown school massacre will be revived in Annapolis when the General Assembly convenes next month, according to leading lawmakers.

City schools plan to let many temporary employees go: Amid heightened scrutiny of its hiring policies, the Baltimore school system is evaluating whether to retain hundreds of temporary employees and plans to let many of them go by the end of the week.

Sparrows Point workers hear union account of steel mill's death: Several hundred former Sparrows Point workers were told by union leaders that at least two groups had wanted to restart their steel mill but weren't given the chance.

Activists call for charges in man's death in police custody: More than a month after prosecutors were handed the police investigation of the death of an East Baltimore man during an arrest, activists gathered in front of a downtown Baltimore courthouse to call for charges from the state's attorney's office.

Obama makes substantial counteroffer on fiscal deadline: President Obama trimmed his demand for tax increases on the wealthy Monday, making a substantial counteroffer as he and House Speaker John A. Boehner reconvened privately at the White House.


RAVENS | Mike Preston: The Ravens seemed confident after getting blown out by the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but you have to wonder if it was just for public consumption or if it was real.

ORIOLES: According to multiple sources, the Orioles have legitimate interest in adding free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche. But is LaRoche worth the cost?

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Only in Baltimore: We wrap up a strange year in Charm City by showcasing our favorite photos that show off Baltimore's more eccentric side.

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