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Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Wednesday.

WEATHER
Hump Day is going to be nice and sunny with temperatures in the 70s, so take advantage of this nice weather and go outside, because showers are predicted for Thursday afternoon. Today's overnight low will be 50. Winds will be a gentle 4 to 8 mph out of the northwest. After some unsettled weather for the next several days, the weekend forecast is for mostly sunny weather with temperatures remaining in the 70s.

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FROM TODAY'S FRONT PAGE
Tensions remained high in Baltimore as crowds again clashed with police, who patrolled city streets with National Guard soldiers to maintain order and enforce a citywide curfew.

Critics question why there was a delay in calling out the National Guard. Gov. Larry Hogan said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not return his repeated phone calls Monday for more than two hours as rioting spread across the city.

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, surrounded by two young men associated with the Bloods gang, praised the gang members -- and discounted a police report that the bloods, Crips and Black Guerrilla Family gangs had unified to target officers in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death while in police custody.

FROM LAST NIGHT
President Barack Obama, addressing  the death of Freddie Gray and subsequent riots in Baltimore for the first time, said Tuesday that the nation "must do some soul-searching" about underlying causes of poverty and crime in often-overlooked city neighborhoods.

Businesses from Mondawmin Mall to Mount Vernon cleaned up what they could Tuesday from Monday's rioting and looting that damaged many stores and restaurants across the city.

McCormick & Co. Inc. has decided to remain in Hunt Valley, moving only about two miles, from its current corporate headquarters in Sparks to Shawan Road, where plans call for transforming  a former telephone company building into a state-of-the-art corporate campus.

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