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ON THE SITE...

Ships begin to arrive for Sailabration: A welcoming wind and warm sunshine greeted the first ships arriving at Baltimore's Inner Harbor just after 8 a.m. for the weeklong commemoration of the War of 1812.

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After fire in Fells Point, residents eye options for gutted space: Crews began clearing the rubble left behind by a five-alarm fire Monday. No cause of the fire or damage estimates have been determined.

Baltimore gay rappers are loud and proud For several local rappers who are out, there are lingering stigmas and other obstacles to being accepted by some of their peers in a musical genre known for homophobia.

Loyola freshman attackman Adam Pomper diesPomper, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound freshman, played in just one game for the national champion Greyhounds, spending a few minutes on the field in the team’s 17-6 victory over Hobart on April 21.

Battered Baltimore buoy gets some Sailabration loveA replacement is in the works for a two-ton star-spangled marker that has been on duty each summer since 1976. The buoy marks where Francis Scott Key watched the bombardment of Fort McHenry.

COMING LATER...

  • More coverage of the Sailabration, with the rest of the tall ships slated to arrive by 5 p.m. The Pride of Baltimore II, with local dignitaries on board, will lead a flotilla of ships to the Inner Harbor this afternoon.
  • Political consultant Julius Henson has been sentenced for his role in Election Day 2010 robocalls.
  • The Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered a referendum on the Dream Act to remain on the ballot for November's elections.
  • More on bear sightings across the region.
  • Coverage of the second day of the Ravens' minicamp, including more on the absence of Ed Reed.
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