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Rawlings-Blake visits hospitalized student stabbed at West Baltimore school, calls attack 'tragic'

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she visited the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center to support the family of a student stabbed at a West Baltimore high school.

"My focus is on checking on the student," the mayor said. "I was at Shock Trauma with [Schools CEO] Dr. [Gregory] Thornton, giving my support to the family.

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Only 7 percent of Maryland Democrats support Martin O'Malley for president, poll shows

Marylanders continue to have a low level of support for former Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential ambitions, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore shows.

Only 7 percent of Maryland Democrats say they would vote for O'Malley for president, compared with 56 percent for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 23 percent for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Where do entrepreneurs want to build marijuana dispensaries?

Entrepreneurs want to build medical marijuana dispensaries pretty much everywhere in Maryland.

The state’s medical marijuana commission on Tuesday released a geographic breakdown of the 811 dispensary applications it received earlier this month – an uptick from preliminary numbers.

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Warnock announces mayoral bid at Lexington Market rally

Asking Baltimore to help him "write the greatest turnaround story in America," venture capitalist and philanthropist David L. Warnock officially announced his campaign for mayor Monday night.

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Syrian refugees, advocates press Hogan to change course

Advocates for Syrian refugees asked Gov. Larry Hogan to meet Monday with a pair of cousins recently arrived from the war-torn region, hoping to persuade him that Maryland should welcome people fleeing terrorism.

About a dozen people, including Syrians, and refugees from Sudan and Liberia, came to Annapolis Monday to press Hogan to reverse his stance on settling Syrian refugees here.

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Szeliga holds slight edge in GOP Senate primary race, poll finds

Kathy Szeliga holds a slight edge in the Republican primary race for Senate, as candidates hope to harness the momentum from the party's gubernatorial win last year in replacing retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

The Republicans running for the job have received less attention, largely because they face a steeper climb in the general election in deeply Democratic Maryland.

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