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The Maryland Attorney General's Office signed on to an $11 million settlement Tuesday with the websites Classmates.com and floral delivery company FTD that resolves allegations that the companies duped customers into buying memberships they didn't want....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Carrie Wells | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Behind the strength of a breakthrough season, Ravens starting running back Justin Forsett has been named to the NFL Network top-100 players list.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Aaron Wilson | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson, who made his major league debut May 20 and picked up his first big league win Friday in Miami before being sent back to Triple-A on Saturday, will get his first major league start in Game 1 of Thursday’s rescheduled...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly, Eduardo A. Encina | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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More than 150 Baltimore city school employees received layoff notices Wednesday, part of a promised cost-saving measure in city schools CEO Gregory Thornton's first budget....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Erica L. Green | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said on Wednesday that he's trying to clear up "confusion" about the legal risks officers face, amid a sharp decline in the number of arrests since six on the force were charged in the death of Freddie Gray....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Chris Davis has been the poster boy for the Orioles’ offensive woes this month. And following another frustrating loss Tuesday night, he broke down his struggles easily, saying he just needs to stop swinging at pitches out of the strike zone.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eduardo A. Encina | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Growth in Maryland's labor market appears to be slowly solidifying, as expansion in a wide range of industries created more jobs in April than in any month in the past five years, driving the state's unemployment rate to its lowest level since 2008.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Two Baltimore men were sentenced to prison for their alleged roles in a scheme to steal nickel briquettes passing through the Port of Baltimore and attempt to sell them for scrap metal, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland announced Wednesday.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Carrie Wells | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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  Four years after losing three scholarships because  its Academic Progress Rate score fell below the prescribed NCAA threshold, the Maryland football team set program multi-year and single-season record highs, according to figures released Wednesday....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Don Markus | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Construction is expected to start this month on a new 68-unit affordable apartment building in downtown's west side.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A Baltimore-based real estate investment and management firm said Wednesday it has raised more than $164 million in private equity financing for a new fund focused on apartment and retail properties.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Atholton's Jen Bleakney and Loyola Blakefield's Ryan Conrad each combined a fierce competitive streak with speed and versatile skills to become national-level high school athletes in one sport and standouts in two more....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Katherine Dunn | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Several lottery jackpots continue to rise, including the $3.3 million Multi-Match jackpot — the fourth largest ever for the game, state lottery officials said....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jessica Anderson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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I'm looking at some numbers and speaking with James Timpson, who runs the Safe Streets violence prevention program in Park Heights, and I'm wondering: Why aren't these guys in every high-crime corner of the city? If the mayor and police commissioner...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Rodricks | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette met with the local media Wednesday to talk mainly about the signing of Cuban left-hander Ariel Miranda, who will report to either high Single-A Frederick or Double-A Bowie after he...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The Oakland Raiders have signed former standout Dunbar outside linebacker Horace Miller....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Aaron Wilson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Defense attorneys for the six officers involved in the Freddie Gray case on Wednesday filed a motion to switch venues, claiming that they "cannot receive a fair and impartial trial in Baltimore City."...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Colin Campbell, Justin Fenton | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to at least one, and perhaps as many as nine, laboratories that expected to receive dead spores....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: ROBERT BURNS | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Harry Swayne thought his NFL career was over.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Alexander Pyles | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Maybe — just maybe — designated hitter Jimmy Paredes is not going to be a career .340 hitter, but the Orioles are in no position to discount that possibility after the way he came off the disabled list and climbed to the top of the American League...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Peter Schmuck | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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In a surprise move, the Orioles have parted ways with veteran outfielder Alejandro De Aza, designating him for assignment Wednesday in order to make roster space for infielder Ryan Flaherty, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eduardo A. Encina | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro suffered a quadriceps injury during organized team activities on Wednesday, according to NFL sources....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Aaron Wilson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts apologized to the city's officers Tuesday night, saying he put them in harm's way during the Freddie Gray unrest last month....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Justin Fenton | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Stimulating the brain with light zaps of electricity could help the short-term memory of people with schizophrenia, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Andrea K. McDaniels | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The Long Island house where F. Scott Fitzgerald began writing "The Great Gatsby" is for sale . And it can be yours for just $3.9 million ....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Carolyn Kellogg | Monday, May 25, 2015
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An 82-year-old former Chestertown councilwoman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing funds she managed as treasurer of the Eastern Shore chapter of the Maryland Municipal League....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Doug Donovan | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune wire reports | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A two-story, 22,000 square foot office building planned across from Festival at Bel Air Shopping Center, between Laurel Bush and Wheel roads, is the newest entry to the busy corridor.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: BRYNA ZUMER | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Lots of little things this to report this afternoon before manager Buck Showalter meets the media:...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts are "examining" whether a sharp decrease in arrests is contributing to May becoming the deadliest month in Baltimore since the 1990s....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Luke Broadwater | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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"19 Kids and Counting" could return to TLC's schedule, despite the recent controversy surrounding the show....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune wire reports | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts are "examining" whether a sharp decrease in arrests is contributing to May becoming the deadliest month in Baltimore since the 1990s....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Luke Broadwater | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The college student, a model of poise, pleads her case to Judge Judy:
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Julie Scharper | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Under Armour’s “Protect this House. I Will” ads have a certain look.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Barker | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Women who take newer types of birth control pills face a higher risk of developing blood clots than women who take older types, researchers said Tuesday, providing what some called "clarifying" evidence that more modern contraceptives designed as safer...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eryn Brown | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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When the Blitz descended on London during World War II, Noel Coward decided to forgo writing until the conflict was over.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Smith | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Top officials of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, were indicted in New York early Wednesday on charges alleging they corrupted the sport by taking over $150 million in bribes, including cash that changed hands in envelopes and through multimillion-dollar...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Kevin Baxter, Timothy M. Phelps, Tina Susman | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune wire reports | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The Ravens cut undrafted rookie linebacker Trey DePriest and re-signed undrafted rookie linebacker Andrew Bose....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Aaron Wilson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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"House of Cards" is holding two casting calls this week - one in Annapolis and another in White Marsh....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: David Zurawik | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Bassnectar, Above & Beyond to headline two-day electronic music festival set for Aug. 8-9 at PimlicoBassnectar, Above & Beyond to headline two-day electronic music festival set for Aug. 8-9 at Pimlico...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Chris Kaltenbach | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Black Francis, leader of the seminal alternative-rock band the Pixies, has little time for nostalgia....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Wesley Case | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune wire reports | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Maryland employers added more than 16,000 jobs in April, pushing down the state's unemployment rate to 5.3 percent, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Department of Labor....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Despite a report that surfaced Tuesday evening quoting a Cuban official saying that the Orioles will play a game in Cuba this season, there are no plans for a game to be played there, according to Major League Baseball....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eduardo A. Encina | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Almost exactly 17 years ago, in 1998, Dave and Nancy McManus stood in the lush gardens of a stately home in the 6700 block of Charles Street Avenue, where they were attending a post-prom party for Towson High School seniors. After taking a tour of the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Rus VanWestervelt | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Divine intervention is at work, the Patriots believe, when France sides with America in the Revolutionary War on “Providence,” Episode 208 of AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Alan Eyerly | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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It has been brought to my attention that my articles cast me in a bitter light.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Zahara Johnson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Here is the second installment of a very premature attempt to compile preseason rankings for next year....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Growing up in California, undrafted rookie wide receiver DeAndre Carter idolized Ravens five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith and patterned his game after him....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Aaron Wilson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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