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Here's what you need to know to start your Wednesday, including whether the day will include snow.

WEATHER

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The dreaded four letter word that has traumatized Marylanders for thousands of years is in today's forecast: SNOW! A rainy morning will give way later today to snow, with accumulations north and west of Baltimore, while it will be mainly rain in coastal areas. Today's high will be 41, with an overnight low of 29. Winds will be out of the north from 7 to 14 mph. On Turkey Day it will be partly sunny. But who cares what the weather will be since we'll all be indoors working on our personal food comas.

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TRENDING ONLINE THIS MORNING

FROM LAST NIGHT

A December pretrial hearing for Molly Shattuck, the former Ravens cheerleader and ex-wife of Constellation Energy CEO Mayo A. Shattuck III, who has been charged with raping a 15-year-old McDonogh student, has been moved to Jan. 7 in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown, Del.

Uber proposed a settlement with the Maryland Public Safety Commission that would allow it to continue operating in the state legally.

Capping more than three years of study, the O'Malley administration declared Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas can be done in Western Maryland, but only after regulations are tightened to reduce air and water pollution and protect residents from well contamination, noise and other disruptions.

The persistently financially troubled Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore could close in June, when it is set to lose its accreditation because of its economic problems.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Hundreds of demonstrators turned out Wednesday across Baltimore in largely peaceful protests, according to city police, to protest the action of the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury that did not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

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As Black Friday approaches, it's a 24-hour world for shopping, according to retailers, who explain that smartphones and other electronic devices make round the clock shopping possible.

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