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Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

Here's what you need to know to start your Friday and weekend.

WEATHER

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We had a dress rehearsal for winter last evening, with a little wet snow. No reason to panic because it was gone for most of us by morning. Today will be partly sunny with temperatures reaching 45, with an overnight low of 28. There is a 4 percent chance of precipitation and winds will be a gusty 10 to 20 mph out of the west northwest. Tonight might be a good time to light the fireplace.

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TRENDING ONLINE THIS MORNING

You'll have to wait until Valentine's Day for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, but you can check out the new trailer, which debuted last night.

FROM LAST NIGHT

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler issued recommendations to the state's universities as they work to revamp their approach to sexual misconduct, including training students to intervene when they can and directing school officials to work more closely with law enforcement.

Raking his statewide "thank-you tour" through the once-Democratic bastion of Dundalk, Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan was hailed as a conquering hero at the Boulevard Diner.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Baltimore officials will begin this month posting the outcomes of all civil lawsuits alleging police brutality and will reconsider their policy of requiring plaintiffs to keep silent after settlements are reached. These are part of a series of charges made in response to a six-month Baltimore Sun investigation of police misconduct.

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The family of James Bethea, a city Fire Department officer whose death at a fire scene Wednesday remains under investigation, recalled how his mission to protect people did not stop with the end of his shift.

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