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  • The virtue of video

    The virtue of video
    Demonstrators in Baltimore are planning to return to the streets tonight in support of residents of Ferguson, Mo., where marchers have been protesting the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager since Aug. 9. The death of Michael Brown, 18,...
  • Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions

    Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions
    As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move. The decision by the Baltimore Police Department to record the march raised questions about how the tapes would...
  • Strict curfew restrictions go into effect in city

    Strict curfew restrictions go into effect in city
    Baltimore's new curfew fell like an unseen curtain across the city Friday night, and on many blocks, children continued to play outside for the first few minutes, oblivious to the controversial law. But at Poe Homes in West Baltimore, two mothers...
  • Baltimore's new curfew takes effect Friday

    Baltimore's new curfew takes effect Friday
    Baltimore's new curfew — among the strictest in the country — takes effect Friday amid mixed reaction, with some parents saying it could help keep youths safe and experts noting that there's no evidence that it will. Police will begin taking...
  • Four arrests made in Annapolis burglaries that prompted police photo debate

    Four arrests made in Annapolis burglaries that prompted police photo debate
    Annapolis police have arrested four young people they believe were involved in robberies that spurred questions over officers taking photos of possible suspects. On Thursday, 18-year-old Demarcus Gross turned himself in to police in connection with...
  • Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland

    Debate over web-connected cars, driver privacy headed to Maryland
    About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all...
  • Some worry smart meters could be used to collect information on residents

    Some worry smart meters could be used to collect information on residents
    Big Brother is watching you — through your smart meter? One complaint about the technology, as electric and gas utilities roll it out here and across the country, is that it offers another way for government agencies — or hackers — to...
  • City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8

    City officials prepare to launch new curfew Aug. 8
    Baltimore officials will open two youth centers in advance of the strict new curfew law that takes effect Aug. 8, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday. The curfew centers will open early next month on the city's east and west sides with staffs of...
  • Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement

    Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement
    Starting next year, students will face tougher requirements to graduate from Maryland's public high schools. The state school board voted Tuesday to replace the English and Algebra I High School Assessment — graduation requirements since 2009...
  • Immigration courts clogged as thousands of cases loom

    Immigration courts clogged as thousands of cases loom
    Before they get a decision in their immigration cases — before they even have a hearing — the tens of thousands of children entering the country illegally will face an increasingly daunting challenge at the heart of a massive backlog in U.S....
  • Deborah W. Alper, Hopkins director

    Deborah W. Alper, Hopkins director
    Deborah W. Alper, former director of intellectual property management and business development at the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, died July 13 of complications from Lyme disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She...
  • O'Malley policy draws criticism from immigrant groups

    O'Malley policy draws criticism from immigrant groups
    A policy that Gov. Martin O'Malley said would limit deportations from Baltimore to cases in which the immigrant poses a threat to public safety is facing criticism from advocates, who say it contains a loophole so large it will inevitably fall short of...