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  • 'Bullets don't have a name': 11 shot, three fatally, in Baltimore City on Tuesday

    'Bullets don't have a name': 11 shot, three fatally, in Baltimore City on Tuesday

    Eleven people were shot Tuesday, three fatally, according to Baltimore City police. The violence began around 1:40 a.m. and continued into Tuesday night. Around 7:30 p.m., Tanya, who declined to give her last name for fear of her safety, sat on the front steps of a rowhouse in Sandtown-Winchester,...

  • Three men dead in Baltimore on Thursday; other shootings reported

    Three men dead in Baltimore on Thursday; other shootings reported

    On Thursday in Baltimore, one man was fatally shot, another was found dead by train tracks, and a third victim died from injuries suffered in an earlier shooting. An adult man was fatally shot just after midnight in the 4100 block of Cranston Ave. in West Baltimore. He was taken to an area hospital...

  • Processing trauma: a complex operation

    Processing trauma: a complex operation

    Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was a great teaching moment is U.S. history. The testimony depicted how the human brain selectively processes life threatening information, the emotional ramifications of trauma, the role of hormones and neurotransmitters, and most importantly, impairment in functioning...

  • 7-year-old girl killed after being struck by van near elementary school in Essex

    7-year-old girl killed after being struck by van near elementary school in Essex

    A 7-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a work van near her school in Essex, according to Baltimore County police.The accident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. across the street from Sandalwood Elementary School, on the 900 block of S. Marlyn Ave. The driver remained at the scene. Police...

  • The weather during the Battle of Gettysburg

    The weather during the Battle of Gettysburg

    Curious about the weather during the Battle of Gettysburg fought by soldiers in wool uniforms July 1-3, 1863? The Rev. Dr. Michael Jacobs, a math and science professor at Pennsylvania College, now Gettysburg College, recorded the temperatures three times a day during the battle: 7 a.m., 2 p.m.,...

  • Waste incineration is clean energy

    Waste incineration is clean energy

    As the Director of the Maryland Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association, I have been reading with great interest the articles and editorials The Sun has published on “green washing” and the state’s efforts to improve its environmental standing (“Maryland’s green-wash,” July 31; “Maryland...

  • On 4/20, Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor push plans to legalize marijuana

    On 4/20, Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor push plans to legalize marijuana

    Maryland Democrat Alec Ross celebrated April 20, the informal national holiday for marijuana aficionados, by releasing a video featuring as many weed puns as he could muster in 30-seconds. The candidate for governor reached eight before delivering the punchline: “We have a fully baked plan to legalize...

  • I traded my smartphone for a flip phone; here's why

    I traded my smartphone for a flip phone; here's why

    On Tuesday, I traded in my iPhone for a flip phone. Well, technically, I got to keep the iPhone. But when I asked the Verizon employee if the iPhone would be deactivated after he was finished setting up my sturdy new Kyocera, he looked at me gravely and replied, “It’s already deactivated.” So,...

  • Nerve damage found in prediabetics

    Nerve damage found in prediabetics

    The pain shot across the tops of Michael Jackson's feet as if someone was pounding him with a sledgehammer, sometimes becoming so unbearable he couldn't sleep. The aerospace engineer blamed it on arthritis until his primary care physician ruled that out. Tests for Lupus and Lou Gherig's disease...

  • Jared Kushner firm asks judge to return tenant lawsuit to Baltimore court, keeping investors' identities secret

    Jared Kushner firm asks judge to return tenant lawsuit to Baltimore court, keeping investors' identities secret

    Rather than reveal its investor’s identities as ordered by a federal judge, the apartment company owned by Jared Kushner has asked the judge to transfer a tenants’ lawsuit against it back to the Baltimore court where it was first filed. Westminster Management “respectfully requests that this Court...

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