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  • Doug Gansler: I'm asked 'pretty much every day' to run against Larry Hogan

    Doug Gansler: I'm asked 'pretty much every day' to run against Larry Hogan

    Former attorney general Douglas F. Gansler said Friday he's asked "pretty much every day" if he would consider running against popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in 2018. "There's a lot of discussion regarding the popularity of the governor, and the Democrats are sort of looking around for the...

  • Baltimore native oversees sales of GOP convention souvenirs

    Baltimore native oversees sales of GOP convention souvenirs

    People have said it for months -- it’s an election year to remember.  But what happens now that Republican nominee Donald Trump has given his speech to the delegates in attendance and the nation on television, the balloons have dropped and everyone is heading home? How will those who witnessed...

  • Schuh denounces Cruz's convention comments

    Schuh denounces Cruz's convention comments

    Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh on Thursday chided U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for refusing to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention this week. But Schuh, an at-large GOP delegate who was sitting on the convention floor during Cruz's speech Wednesday...

  • Maryland Democrats object to Trump's Baltimore comments

    Maryland Democrats object to Trump's Baltimore comments

    Maryland Democrats rose to the defense of Baltimore on Friday after Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump spoke of violence in the city during his acceptance speech at the GOP convention. Trump cited a 60 percent increase in killings in Baltimore last year. Homicides are down 7 percent...

  • Donald J. Trump's Republican nomination acceptance speech

    Donald J. Trump's Republican nomination acceptance speech

    Donald J. Trump's prepared acceptance speech: Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16th of last year we – and I say "we" because we are a...

  • Maryland lawmakers outraged after Frederick woman gets 3 years in Gambia

    Maryland lawmakers outraged after Frederick woman gets 3 years in Gambia

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Four Maryland congressional members expressed outrage Thursday after a court in Gambia sentenced a Frederick woman to three years in prison following her arrest there during an anti-government protest led by her prominent dissident uncle. Fanta Darboe Jawara's conviction...

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Eliminating the Freddie Gray 'blind spot'

Last week, following the acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice in the death of Freddie Gray, some readers of The Baltimore Sun wondered how news reporters had overlooked a key element of the case: Gray's ultimately fatal injury, they suggested, must have occurred before he was placed in the police van for...

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  • Training program recruits Baltimore teens for Fire Department

    Training program recruits Baltimore teens for Fire Department

    A few weeks ago, 19-year-old Tyonia Mclean helped save her first life. It was around midday, Mclean said, and she and a team of first responders were in the bedroom of an East Baltimore rowhouse administering CPR to a man in cardiac arrest. As his pulse returned, Mclean said, she remembered why she...

  • A head start on the future for little graduates

    A head start on the future for little graduates

    Twelve three-year-olds from Baltimore recently took part in a rite of passage usually reserved for older children. They donned caps and gowns and walked in a procession as part of an unofficial commencement ceremony marking the end of their time in plain old day care and their move up to pre-school...

  • Year Up gives Baltimore youths a different path to jobs

    Year Up gives Baltimore youths a different path to jobs

    Ja'Meia Jackson thought she'd never get a good job. After graduating from high school in 2009, she drifted from one low-paying job to the next, working a cash register at a Macy's, leading football fans to their seats at FedEx Field, collecting tickets at Six Flags America. She took classes at...

Health/Science

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  • Maryland gets $1.4 million from CDC for its Zika response

    Maryland gets $1.4 million from CDC for its Zika response

    Maryland, with 42 cases of the Zika virus, to get more federal money to track, prevent the Zika virus

  • Rash of break-ins hits city health clinic

    Rash of break-ins hits city health clinic

    A city health clinic was broken into a third time in two weeks last night, leaving city officials frustrated and employees of the facility unnerved. No patient files or drugs were stolen during the incidents at Eastern Health Clinic, where foot patrols by private security and Baltimore police officers...

  • People with history of skin cancer still getting sunburned, study finds

    People with history of skin cancer still getting sunburned, study finds

    You might think people with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer would be extra cautious about protecting themselves from the sun. But recent research by Johns Hopkins scientists found that they are getting risky sunburns at the same rate as those who have never had skin cancer. The researchers...

  • Are pool workouts the next big thing? Swimwear giant Speedo is working on it

    Are pool workouts the next big thing? Swimwear giant Speedo is working on it

    When you think about a pool workout, you probably think “swimming.”  Think again.  Industry giant Speedo USA is trying to reposition its brand as the source of fitness inspiration and workouts, not just swimwear and swim-related accessories. The newly launched Speedo Fit is making the case for...

Obituaries

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  • Julie J. Ramsey, Baltimore County businesswoman, dies

    Julie J. Ramsey, Baltimore County businesswoman, dies

    Julie J. Ramsey, a businesswoman who also worked in real estate sales in the Baltimore area, died July 7 at Johns Hopkins Hospital after suffering a stroke. She was 58. The daughter of Edward Jenkins, a steelworker, and Annabelle Jenkins, a homemaker, Julie Clementine Jenkins was born and raised...

  • R. Bruce Alderman Sr., of Riderwood, retired real estate lawyer, dies

    R. Bruce Alderman Sr., of Riderwood, retired real estate lawyer, dies

    R. Bruce Alderman Sr., a retired real estate lawyer and oenophile who was an active member of the International Wine and Food Society, died July 15 of a massive heart attack while mowing the lawn of his Riderwood home. He was 83. "I've known Bruce since I started law school in 1973," said Stephen...

  • Alexander B. 'Alex' Hoehn, Towson High graduate and restaurant server, dies

    Alexander B. 'Alex' Hoehn, Towson High graduate and restaurant server, dies

    Alexander B. "Alex" Hoehn, a restaurant server who had planned to return to college, died July 16 of substance abuse at his Southland Hills home. He was 24. For the last several years, Mr. Hoehn had struggled to overcome addiction and at one point had been drug-free for 17 months, according to...

  • James A. Holechek, author and preservationist, dies

    James A. Holechek, author and preservationist, dies

    James A. Holechek, a retired Baltimore public relations executive, newspaper columnist, historic preservationist and author whose books include a history of Cross Keys, died of heart failure Wednesday at his Village of Cross Keys home. He was 86. The son of Joseph Edward Holechek, a wood patternmaker,...

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  • Harford's 29th annual Farm Fair ready to roll July 28-31

    Harford's 29th annual Farm Fair ready to roll July 28-31

    The Harford County Farm Fair is set to return for its 29th year, filling the Bel Air Equestrian Center grounds once again with 4-H shows and sales, animal exhibits, carnival rides and family-friendly events. The popular 3S Bucking Bulls rodeo will be back at 7 p.m. Thursday this year, as will tractor...

  • Baltimore reeled from tragedy 133 years ago at Tivoli pier

    Baltimore reeled from tragedy 133 years ago at Tivoli pier

    Today is the anniversary of a picnic excursion during the summer of 1883 that ended tragically along the banks of the Patapsco River. That July 23 morning began with families gathered at the Inner Harbor, boarding a barge pulled by a steam tug and bound for Tivoli, a privately owned park in eastern...

  • Pedestrian struck, killed in North Baltimore

    Pedestrian struck, killed in North Baltimore

    A 49-year-old male pedestrian was killed Friday afternoon after being hit by a vehicle in North Baltimore, police said. The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. in the 800 block of E. Belvedere Ave., two blocks east of Belvedere Square. Police said Nathaniel Smith, whose last known address was...

  • Escaped bulls in West Baltimore captured after hours-long standoff

    Escaped bulls in West Baltimore captured after hours-long standoff

    Pleas Gethers did not expect to see two bulls roaming the streets of Baltimore when he turned on the news Friday morning. He was even more startled when he realized the streets shown on TV were the ones outside his apartment. The 62-year-old resident of Penn Square Apartments, in the 2600 block of...

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