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Police: Man shot in Morrell Park overnight

A man was shot in Baltimore's Morrell Park neighborhood Thursday night, police said. The man, who police have not yet identified, was shot in the 2400 block of Washington Boulevard at about 10:30 p.m. An officer who was in the area when he heard the nearby gunshots found the victim suffering from...

Politics

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  • Mikulski asks women to 'suit up' for Clinton

    Mikulski asks women to 'suit up' for Clinton

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski told voters Thursday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had spent much of her career focused on women's issues, and urged women voters to return the favor this fall and "suit up" on her behalf. Flanked by other Democratic female senators, Mikulski — the...

  • Maryland medical marijuana decisions to be revealed Aug. 15

    Maryland medical marijuana decisions to be revealed Aug. 15

    The preliminary winners of lucrative licenses to grow and process medical marijuana in Maryland will be announced Aug. 15, more than a week after a state commission selects the highest-ranked applications. Maryland's medical cannabis commission is scheduled to publicly review and recommend the highest-ranked...

  • Bill, the adoring spouse, in role reversal as Hillary Clinton makes history

    Bill, the adoring spouse, in role reversal as Hillary Clinton makes history

    This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight.It was him in the VIP seating, watching as his wife took center stage to claim the presidential nomination at the Democratic convention Thursday night.It was one small...

  • 6 things we learned from last night's Port Covington hearing

    6 things we learned from last night's Port Covington hearing

    Wednesday night, the City Council held its first hearing on a record tax-increment-financing deal for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's waterfront Port Covington development. Under the proposed deal, the city would float $660 million in bonds to pay for infrastructure for the $5.5 billion development....

  • Sanders delegates, still split, eager for commitment in Clinton address

    Sanders delegates, still split, eager for commitment in Clinton address

    For Johntel Greene, the moment came during the formal roll call, when representatives of each state stood on the floor of the Democratic National Convention to cast their votes for the presidential nomination. Greene, a 26-year-old Bernie Sanders delegate from Silver Spring, began to choke up as...

  • Martin O'Malley hits Donald Trump's 'American nightmare'

    Martin O'Malley hits Donald Trump's 'American nightmare'

    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, appearing on a national stage for the first time in months, delivered a blistering attack Wednesday on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Democratic convention. O'Malley, who ended his presidential campaign in February after finishing a distant...

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Police: One dead, four wounded in shootings

A man was shot to death in Northeast Baltimore early Thursday, and a 17-year-old male and three women were shot in North Baltimore, police said. Police identified the dead man as 23-year-old Davon Harper. Officers called to the 3000 block of Tivoly Ave. in Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello at 3:45...

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Health/Science

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  • CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that rate increases it requested from the Maryland Insurance Commission earlier this year are not enough to cover costs for its exchange-based plans and that it needs even larger ones. The state's largest insurer asked the commission in May to allow...

  • Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

    Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

    A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin. The appearance of carfentanil,...

  • 'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    CBS’s hit comedy show “The Big Bang Theory” is known for its laughs and nerdy jokes, but in a recent public service announcement, the cast got serious for a worthy cause. Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on the show, and castmates delivered facts and tips in a video to raise awareness about...

  • Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy

    Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy

    It's been deemed one of the 10 leading risk factors for death, but it turns out that physical inactivity also comes with a hefty tab-$67.5 billion, to be exact. The first study quantifying the global costs of sloth was published Thursday in the scientific journal The Lancet, finding what researchers...

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Weather

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  • Flash flooding, damaging winds possible as storms cross region

    Flash flooding, damaging winds possible as storms cross region

    Storms could bring damaging wind gusts, flash flooding and possibly tornadoes Thursday night into Friday morning. Storms, some of them severe, began moving through the region about 3 p.m. Lightning struck a tree that was touching a house in the 200 block of Marlyn Avenue in Essex, sending a jolt...

  • Tornado confirmed on Eastern Shore near Easton

    Tornado confirmed on Eastern Shore near Easton

    Eastern Shore towns Easton, Trappe and Oxford were under a tornado warning early Thursday afternoon, a day after a waterspout was spotted near Assateague Island. Emergency managers confirmed that a tornado was spotted just before 1 p.m. near Trappe. The National Weather Service issued a tornado...

  • Tornado spotted in Worcester County near Assateague Island

    Tornado spotted in Worcester County near Assateague Island

    Southeastern Worcester County was under a tornado warning early Wednesday afternoon after a waterspout was spotted moving onshore near Assateague Island. The National Weather Service issued the warning at 12:47 p.m., until 1:15 p.m., saying "a confirmed waterspout" was seen near Snow Hill moving...

  • As heat lingers, stormy stretch forecast in Baltimore

    As heat lingers, stormy stretch forecast in Baltimore

    A stubborn heat wave was slow to wane Wednesday, a seventh consecutive day in the 90s or hotter, as a relatively cool yet stormy stretch of weather began. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport hit 95 degrees Wednesday afternoon. BWI, the region's point of record, has now...

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