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Good morning, Baltimore! Here's the pitch for your O's opening day Friday

Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for 'opening day' Friday:

WEATHER

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We're in for a stormy Friday, which means if you're playing hooky from work and heading to Camden Yards for Opening Day this afternoon, you better be carrying rain gear, because you're going to need it. Thunders storms, some heavy at times, are predicted for this afternoon. Temperatures will be a positively balmy 77, with an overnight low of 47. Storms will continue into the evening.  Winds will be out of the southwest at 7 to 14 mph. Once this mess gets out of here, were in for a sunny Saturday and Sunday

TRAFFIC

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Get the latest on delays for this morning's commute from baltimoresun.com

FROM TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday demanded answers about the Baltimore Police Department's widespread use of a controversial cellphone surveillance device and blasted the FBI for seeking to quash the public release of information about the program.

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The rift between Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic lawmakers widened Thursday, with the governor and House Speaker Michael E. Busch digging in their heels and making provocative moves and statements.

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The late Cristina Gutierrez was the lawyer for Adnan Syed, who was the subject of the "Serial" podcast late last year,  is serving a life sentence for murder in a Western Maryland  prison. He claims that he was provided "ineffective" legal counsel and in a filing with the  Court of Special Appeals is asking for a new trial.

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Major League Baseball's new security policy will be unveiled today at the Orioles season opener today at Camden Yards.

FROM LAST NIGHT

The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill to make it harder for Baltimore to put owner-occupied homes up for tax sale over unpaid taxes and water bills.

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Tywaun Rasheed Short, 14, was fatally shot Wednesday in the 4100 block of Audrey Ave. in   Brooklyn.

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Thousands of Baltimore area Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter this Sunday.


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