Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of newsroom shooting that killed five

Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

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Some Md. Sandy victims still waiting for federal aid: A month after Sandy crashed ashore, the Obama administration is still reviewing Governor Martin O'Malley's request for federal aid. As a result, hundreds of Marylanders affected by the storm are still waiting for relief.

New scrutiny for N. Baltimore speed camera: City transportation officials said Thursday they are investigating a second speed camera on West Cold Spring Lane after The Sun provided the city with new evidence showing the camera's errors extended beyond high-profile trucks.

Baltimore police open commanders' meeting to public: At a time when homicides are gun violence are spiking, the Baltimore police opened Thursday night's weekly Comstat meeting - a huddling to share statistics, analyze strategy and discuss investigations - to the public.

Harford custodian wins $2 million Powerball prize: If Harford County custodian Almerta Williams had a better pair of glasses, she might not have won $2 million from the Powerball lottery this week

Palestinians win de facto U.N. recognition of sovereign state: In a diplomatic setback for the U.S. and Israel, the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly approved upgrading the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations to "non-member state" from "entity," like the Vatican.


RAVENS: All outside linebacker Paul Kruger thinks about nowadays is relentlessly chasing the quarterback. It is an aggressive pursuit fueled by power and speed, and one that has helped make Kruger the Ravens' top pass rusher.

Mike Preston: The Ravens have been lucky, received divine intervention and may be one of the worst 9-2 teams in NFL history, but the one characteristic that stands out about this team is toughness.

VARSITY: After a first half in which just about everything that could go wrong did for No. 2 River Hill, the Hawks regrouped behind a strong defense to win their second straight state Class 3A football championship and finish off a 14-0 season.

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In a city as diverse as Baltimore, there is something for everyone to adore about the holiday season. So celebrate your Charm City cheer with our list of 12 holiday events.

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