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The owners of Prime Building Advantage are known for sales at Baltimore's elite, new condominium buildings: the Ritz Carlton, Silo Point, new towers at HarborView. But even the experts, intimate with a real estate market worlds away from Baltimore's...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Omega Healthcare Investors said Wednesday that it intends to continue an aggressive expansion, making an expected $650 million in new investments in 2016, including $186 million in acquisitions already completed. The Hunt Valley company, a real estate...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The year ahead could be a pivotal one for Whole Foods Market. The grocery chain is facing steep competition, and its reputation for being a wallet-buster isn't helping. Which likely explains the motivation behind two major efforts the company has announced...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Sarah Halzack | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Baltimoreans, let your freak flags fly. Turns out, the city might be the most eccentric in America — at least travel website Atlas Obscura thinks so. A collaborative site dedicated to discovering the world's hidden gems, Atlas Obscura recently posted...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Meghan Pryce | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Two days before No. 6 Johns Hopkins and UMBC postponed Saturday’s meeting due to concerns over extreme weather, Salisbury had already moved its home opener against Lynchburg from Saturday to Wednesday. “The forecast for Saturday is 25 degrees with...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have become the latest to develop tiny replicas of the human brain to study neurological diseases in a trend many hope could lead to better treatments and even cures of some of the most...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Andrea K. McDaniels | Friday, February 12, 2016
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U.S. stocks opened higher, seeking their first gain this week, as beaten-down energy and financial companies rebounded. Banks rose Friday after Deutsche Bank offered to buy more than $5 billion in bonds. Its shares were up 9 percent. JP Morgan Chase...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: The Associated Press | Friday, February 12, 2016
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European stocks rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan's main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower. Germany's DAX was...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: ELAINE KURTENBACH | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The head of Corporate Office Properties Trust plans to step down in May, the Columbia-based real estate firm said Friday, as it announced its end of year earnings. Roger A. Waesche Jr., who has led the company since 2012 as it fought to emerge from the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Friday, February 12, 2016
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After a 2-3 start to begin 2015, the Sea Gulls righted the ship to capture the Capital Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament crowns. After defeating Roanoke and Stevenson in the first two rounds of the NCAA Division III tournament, the program...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The NFL yesterday released the list of attendees for the scouting combine later this month and it included several players with local ties. Not only did four University of Maryland players – outside linebacker/defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, defensive...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Zrebiec | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Even before they were ranked near the bottom of baseball in a slew of farm system rankings, the Orioles’ minor league system and perceived dearth of impact prospects was a topic for debate this week when considering whether they should sacrifice early...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jon Meoli | Friday, February 12, 2016
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After a three-month hiatus, “How to Get Away with Murder” finally returned to grace our televisions and mess with our minds. A lot can happen in three months. Viola Davis won another Screen Actors Guild award for her role as Annalise Keating to add...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Megan Smedley | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Mount St. Mary’s has just nine true and fifth-year seniors on its roster this season, which is the fewest number the team has fielded in recent memory. But the Mountaineers’ projected starting lineup boasts six seniors and juniors and zero freshmen....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Friday, February 12, 2016
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One day after he witnessed the shooting of two Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies and followed the suspect from the first shooting scene to the second, Abingdon resident Rob Greveras keeps asking himself what he could have done differently to possibly...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: DAVID ANDERSON | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company told a federal judge in San Francisco that it wants to settle the class-action...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Lefty Driesell will find out Friday if he will become a finalist for the third time after making it that far in 2003, the year he retired from coaching. Should that happen, he will learn during this year's Final Four if he finally gets in....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Don Markus | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A coalition of activist groups calling themselves The 7,000 Families Campaign is pushing legislation aimed at making it more difficult for landlords to evict renters after a study showed widespread problems with Baltimore’s Rent Court system.The legislation,...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Luke Broadwater | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A football caught by Colts split end Raymond Berry from quarterback Johnny Unitas in the 1958 NFL championship game at Yankee Stadium sold Thursday night for $62,140 at Huggins & Scott Auctions. The ball belonged to a sports memorabilia collector...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Bucks held off the Washington Wizards, 99-92, on Thursday night in Milwaukee. Middleton scored 14 points in the final quarter, giving the Wizards trouble off...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Associated Press | Friday, February 12, 2016
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DAYTONA BEACH — NASCAR officially begins its 2016 season as the cars rev up Friday afternoon for some practice runs at Daytona International Speedway. Everybody might be a bit rusty (Turn left! Turn left!) — even the fans. So we've put together a...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: George Diaz | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 14 points, Troy Williams added 13 and Indiana rallied to upset No. 4 Iowa, 85-78, on Thursday night after blowing a big lead. Indiana (20-5, 10-2) pulled into a three-way tie for the Big Ten Conference lead and gave Coach...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Associated Press | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Sophomore guard scores career-high 26 points to help Mountaineers snap three-game losing skid
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jake Rill | Friday, February 12, 2016
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William Johnson, the 55-year-old handyman neighbors in Northeast Baltimore called "Mr. Shorty," was hurt Thursday night in a house fire. Firefighters did not immediately release information, but neighbors saw him carried from the second floor window...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Prudente | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Sykesville, Md., senior, attackman Fresh off a 2015 season in which he registered 61 goals and 16 assists, Brown picked up where he left off. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Calvert Hall graduate had six goals and one assist in the No. 6 Blue Jays’ 12-11...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Campbell River, B.C., sophomore, attacker A member of Canada's world championship Under-19 team, Lasota scored five goals to help the No. 4 Wildcats win their season opener, 11-8, at No. 5 Duke. The Blue Devils led 5-2 before Lasota scored three times...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, February 12, 2016
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As the four teams remaining in the IAAM A Conference basketball playoffs prepare for Friday night’s semifinals, one question stands out: Can anybody beat St. Frances? The No. 1 Panthers swept through the regular-season conference schedule, going 12-0....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Katherine Dunn | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Little has come easy for the Mount Saint Joseph boys basketball team lately and the No. 1 Gaels don't seem bothered by that fact one bit. Finding themselves in a fiercely contested game for a second straight night, this time against No. 4 Glenelg Country...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Glenn Graham | Friday, February 12, 2016
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The closing of a news outlet that puts hundreds of people out of work is always a sad story to report. But in the case of Al Jazeera America, which announced Wednesday that it would shut down operations by April 30, the implications for the entire TV...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: David Zurawik | Friday, February 12, 2016
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An overflowing crowd of opponents and supporters showed up Thursday night to sound off on plans to bring off-track betting to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The Maryland Racing Commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the plans. But the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Prudente | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Holding candles and standing in 20-degree temperatures, dozens of people gathered outside the Southern District Thursday night for a vigil to honor Harford County Senior Deputies Mark Logsdon and Pat Dailey who were killed in the line of duty on Wednesday....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Rachael Pacella | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more minority...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Friday, February 12, 2016
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In Thursday night's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference semifinal, St. Frances didn't look flashy or play a razzle-dazzle style to advance. It didn't have to. The No. 6 Panthers (28-8) used a good, fundamental offense and a smothering...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Mike Frainie | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday signed into law Thursday legislation that imposes hefty penalties and the possible shutdown of retailers that sell synthetic drugs – chemically laced substances similar to marijuana and cocaine often sold...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Andrea K. McDaniels | Friday, February 12, 2016
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More from Trail Guide Feb. 10 Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie end presidential bids Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary results: Trump and Sanders win easily, Kasich places 2nd, Rubio admits debate hurt him Feb. 8 Candidates make final appeals as New Hampshire...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 23 points, Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) had 12 and 11 rebounds, and the No. 5 Maryland women's basketball team beat Purdue, 73-59, on Thursday night for a season sweep. Coming off a 94-86 loss at No. 7 Ohio State, the Terps...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Lloyd Carter is living someone else's dream while making history anew. Carter is the men's lacrosse coach at Hampton, and his Pirates are the first team at a historically black college or university to play at the Division I level. The last such team...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Mike Preston | Friday, February 12, 2016
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It's been 35 years since the "Ten Bears" at Morgan State took the lacrosse world by storm. In four of five years between 1970 and 1975, they were ranked in the Top 20. The "Ten Bears" upset highly ranked Washington and Lee University during the 1975...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Quint Kessenich | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Members of David Brian Evans' estranged family were alarmed to see him several times in the last month at the Panera Bread restaurant in Abingdon, calling police to report that the man they say shot his former wife almost 20 years ago was back in town....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jean Marbella, Jessica Anderson | Friday, February 12, 2016
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More from Trail Guide Feb. 10 Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie end presidential bids Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary results: Trump and Sanders win easily, Kasich places 2nd, Rubio admits debate hurt him Feb. 8 Candidates make final appeals as New Hampshire...
From: Baltimore Sun | Friday, February 12, 2016
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they're settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations. Baltimore attorney Benjamin Davis declined to discuss terms of the settlement revealed...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Associated Press | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week.Foreign ministers from the International...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Maryland health officials announced Thursday the state's first confirmed case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus alarming public health officials with its rapid spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and suspected links to birth defects.The unidentified...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Meredith Cohn | Friday, February 12, 2016
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they're settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations. Baltimore attorney Benjamin Davis declined to discuss terms of the settlement revealed...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Associated Press | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette appeared on the Orioles’ hot stove radio show on 105.7 The Fan on Thursday, and addressed a pair of free agents who have popped up as possible late additions to his ballclub — right-hander Yovani Gallardo...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jon Meoli | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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So ESPN on Thursday published a nearly 6,000-word investigation into the Rams' contentious move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. It's a worthwhile read if you like backroom politics and speculative real-estate ventures and Jerry Jones calling owners out....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jonas Shaffer | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Brad Craddock, Sean Davis, Quinton Jefferson and Yannick Ngakoue all accepted invitations and will attempt to boost their draft stock alongside other top college talent....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Daniel Gallen | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Dance the pain away, they did.  In a space normally reserved for quiet reflection, the Thursday viewing of Reggie Reg — the prominent Baltimore DJ and promoter of the city’s club music and hip-hop scenes — looked and sounded more like a weekend...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Wesley Case | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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The Maryland attorney general's office is asking the state's highest court to take up competing appeals in the Freddie Gray case, which would freeze all proceedings indefinitely as the next trial date nears.The agency, representing the Baltimore state's...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Justin Fenton, Kevin Rector | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Angered that Michigan officials have declined to testify before his committee about Flint's water crisis, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Thursday instead took his argument to them. Writing in the Detroit Free Press, the Baltimore lawmaker and top Democrat...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: John Fritze | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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