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Good Morning Baltimore: Curfew comes to end; Carson running

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

WEATHER

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It'll feel like summer today because temperatures will be in the mid-80s with plenty of sunshine and winds out of the south-southwest at 4 to 8 mph.  The over night low will be 58. There is a chance of showers Tuesday afternoon, so enjoy today.

FROM TODAY'S FRONT PAGES

Baltimore began to move beyond unrest Sunday when mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake life a citywide curfew, the Maryland National Guard began withdrawing its forces and shoppers returned to Mondawmin Mall, which had been shuttered after last Monday's looting.

Police reported that there have been eight homicides and 12 shootings since last Tuesday --- a significant spike that has been overshadowed by the death of Fredddie Gray, rioting on Monday and subsequent protests.

Members of Fulton Baptist Church on North Avenue celebrated at Sunday services that their 111-year-old church had been spared by last week's rioters. "This church is  at ground zero," said the Rev. Julian Rivera, the church's head pastor. "If the devil had his way, we wouldn't be here today!"

Dr. Ben Carson, the celebrated Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric neurosurgeon, announced Sunday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

FROM LAST NIGHT

After  more than a week of angry protests over the death of Freddie Gray , marred at times by violence and rioting, hundreds of peaceful demonstrators rejoiced and sang outside City Hall Sunday afternoon.

The Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Maryland, Rep. Donna F. Edwards and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, came out swinging in their first debate that was held Sunday.

The nonprofit Writers in Baltimore Schools, which has been working with city students since 2008, hosted #Blackwordsmatter write-in Sunday at St. John's United Methodist Church in Charles Village.

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