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When rap lyrics become evidence

When rap lyrics become evidence 

Like many artists of his genre, East Baltimore rapper Young Moose uses his lyrics and music videos to depict the harsh reality of his surroundings, with images of men flashing guns, drugs and cash.

City to vote on 'Royal Farms Arena'

The Baltimore Arena will be getting a face-lift quickly, with the city expected to select Royal Farms on Wednesday as the venue's new title sponsor.

BOPA announces 'Love Letter to Baltimore' mural project by Stephen Powers

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts announced that a New York-based artist will create a series of large-scale murals.

Expo to showcase all things 'natural'

Expo to showcase all things 'natural' 

After three years mixing, bottling and boxing natural personal care products to be sold in local shops at their home in Annapolis, Robert and Zoe Benzinger are poised for bigger things.

Catonsville High teacher acquires school's first 3D printer

Catonsville High teacher acquires school's first 3D printer

For students in Dan Larsen's technology class at Catonsville High School, designing parts and objects with a computer aided design (CAD) program will be more of a hands-on learning experience this year

State Farm donates $15,000 to LASOS

State Farm donates $15,000 to LASOS

State Farm presented a $15,000 grant to LASOS in Harford County to support its youth mentoring programs, to increase financial literacy and to promote safe driving habits among its students.

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Hogan ad takes aim at Brown leadership on health exchange

Hogan ad takes aim at Brown leadership on health exchange 

Republican Larry Hogan released his first negative television ad of the campaign for governor Friday. It hits a point already hammered by Democrat Anthony Brown's opponents in the primary: Brown's role in the flubbed state health exchange.

A half-century of John Waters invades New York

A half-century of John Waters invades New York

Film retrospective at Lincoln Center to spotlight five decades of Baltimore's finest.

Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag 

Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County.

Where big crowds gather, cell phone carriers bring in the COWs [Technically Baltimore]

Where big crowds gather, cell phone carriers bring in the COWs [Technically Baltimore]

A generator-powered, self-cooling portable cell tower, or cell on wheels, was parked near Fort McHenry for over two weeks.

Solo exhibit plays on workforce's contradictions [Bmore Art]

Victoria Gastropub family plans Clarksville restaurant [HowChow]

Car windows shot out in West Baltimore

A rusted old Chevy Impala fell victim. As did a new red Cadillac. And a block over, Thomas Saunders'...

Rawlings-Blake discharged from hospital 

The mayor was discharged from the hospital Sunday, where she had been since experiencing chest pains...

Man injured in shooting at Pip Moyer rec center in Annapolis

A man was injured in a shooting in the parking lot of Pip Moyer Community Recreation Center in...

Flag rises by dawn's early light, closing out Fort McHenry festivities 

Colin Powell and others mark the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner

One dead in Baltimore County shooting

A person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Monday night along U.S. 40 in Baltimore...

Bicyclists raise $2.6 million for cancer research

More than 1,000 people rode bicycles 150 miles — in the rain, for part of the way — this...

Rally scheduled Monday in wake of Confederate flags at Howard Co. school

A Howard County African-American group will hold a rally Monday evening calling for unity in the...

Fashion show to support House of Ruth 

When models strut down the outdoor catwalk at The Village of Cross Keys' annual One Great Fall...

Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations

If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame.

Maryland, Baltimore expect millions from Star-Spangled Spectacular 

Officials say event could surpass marathon, Grand Prix, 2012 Sailabration.

200 state employees put on leave after bed bugs found in Baltimore office

About 200 Maryland Department of the Environment employees on one floor out of the four the agency...

Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances 

The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to...

Morning DJ Alex Cortright dismissed from WRNR

The morning voice of local radio station WRNR FM 103.1 has been silenced. DJ Alex Cortright's last...

Bookish Baltimore consumers spend on education 

Metro area consumers spend 82 percent more on education, 45 percent more on reading than national...

MTA seeks public input on new bus lines to Dundalk, Amazon distribution center 

The Maryland Transit Administration is seeking public input on changes to its bus system in...

Montgomery County police continue search for missing toddlers

Montgomery County police Sunday continue to search for two young children who went missing with...

NOW presses gubernatorial candidates for answers on women's issues

Posing a challenge to Republican Larry Hogan, the Maryland chapter of the National Organization...

Weather holds for a glimpse of the Blue Angels 

The clouds didn't exactly part for the Blue Angels, but they lifted just enough Saturday afternoon,...

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Dan Rodricks

Where were Chris Davis and Ray Rice for teachable moments?  - September 13, 2014 - After reading Chris Davis' apologetic statement on his suspension from the Orioles for taking a drug he wasn't allowed to take under the...

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Jacques Kelly

Baltimore's Algonquin apartments return to earlier splendor  - August 8, 2014 - As I walked into the building generations of Baltimoreans knew as 11 East Chase, my memories of this venerable structure flashed back. The...