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Phelps, Maryland's Olympians welcomed home

Phelps, Maryland's Olympians welcomed home

Arriving aboard the Pride of Baltimore II and hailed by a cannon blast from the Constellation, Michael Phelps and Maryland's other Olympic athletes were celebrated in true local style Monday afternoon by elected officials and an Inner Harbor crowd. "I hope that you cherish this honor as part of your memories of this summer, and as a reminder that you will always have a home — let me say that one more time, especially for Mr. Phelps — you will always have a home here in Baltimore," said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as she gave keys to the city to the famously Las Vegas-loving swimmer and the other Olympic athletes. The festive event drew several...

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