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Middle-Eastern grill, women's boutique slated to open in Marketplace at Fells Point

A women’s boutique and a Middle-Eastern restaurant will open in the Marketplace at Fells Point on South Broadway, according to a news release.

Mint & Major, a 1,717-square-foot store featuring a selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty items and home and lifestyle brands, is slated to open in the first quarter of 2019 at 612 S. Broadway, according to owners.

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'This story struck my heart': Oprah tweets about woman killed in Baltimore after offering money to panhandler

The story of a Harford County woman who was killed while trying to offer money to a panhandler in Baltimore has drawn national attention, including from celebrity media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Jacquelyn Smith, 54, was fatally stabbed by a man through her rolled-down car window after giving money to a woman panhandling in the rain in East Baltimore early Saturday, her husband, Keith Smith, said.

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The most irritating holiday songs

The holidays are on us in full force, and the holiday music is omnipresent and inescapable. Some of it may stimulate good cheer, but — let’s face it — a lot of it merely simulates good cheer, and is annoying to boot. We have put together a little list of the songs that make you cringe as soon as they start.

“The Little Drummer Boy”

Eternity will be shorter.

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Lyft names Max's Taphouse, Horseshoe Casino among Baltimore's most popular 2018 destinations

We’ve cheered for the Grammys and celebrated the Emmys. Now we can applaud the local winners of the Lyfties, the list of the most popular destinations in Baltimore in 2018 by users of the popular transportation service Lyft.

This is the fourth year that the company has released its most frequently requested drop-off points in some 45 U.S. cities.

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Kenan Thompson plays Elijah Cummings in 'SNL' sketch parodying MSNBC's 'Morning Joe'

Kenan Thompson played an uncomfortable U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch this weekend lampooning MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, at whose wedding the Maryland congressman officiated last month.

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Dundalk teen with brain cancer becomes a Raven for a day

With a signed contract in hand and a jersey bearing his name, 16-year-old Frankie Collurafici called plays for the Ravens practice squad, tossed passes to tight end Mark Andrews and held the football for Justin Tucker to drill field goals on a chilly Friday at the team’s practice field.

For one day, Collurafici was a Raven.

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