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Julie Scharper

Julie Scharper is a freelance writer and a former features reporter at The Sun. Since joining the Baltimore Sun in 2006, she covered City Hall, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County.
Trump banished the baby, humiliated the mother

The headlines have focused on the baby, the irony of a politician banishing a baby. But the story is really about how Donald Trump humiliated the mother, who was there, presumably, because she supports him.

Freddie Gray youth center, mentors aim to protect Baltimore children this summer

Faith leaders and volunteers are working to change that mentality and curb the violence that killed nine children this year by creating opportunities for them as the summer begins. The Empowerment Temple is converting a $1.1 million building in Bolton Hill to a children's center named after Freddie Gray that will offer free meals and camps. People are volunteering by the hundreds to mentor youths in Sandtown-Winchester, where Gray was arrested. Others are collecting money, food and school

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