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PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: CANDICE CHOI | Friday, April 24, 2015
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While protesters flooded Camden Street beyond the center-field fence of Camden Yards, eyes inside the Orioles clubhouse were glued to televisions. Before their game Saturday night against the Boston Red Sox, players watched the demonstrations over Freddie...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eduardo A. Encina | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team captured the Big Ten Conference regular-season title and the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament by toppling No. 2 Maryland, 15-12, before an announced 9,343 at Byrd Stadium here on Saturday night....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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In what proved to be one of the strangest nights in Camden Yards' 23-year history — a dramatic ballgame inside the stadium and a tumultuous environment outside of it — the Orioles ultimately broke their five-game losing streak by beating the Boston...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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They seem to breathe, these 12 20th-century African masks, and to look at us with the same bold curiosity with which we examine them....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Mary Carole McCauley | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Saturday afternoon, when things were still peaceful and the Freddie Gray marchers first reached Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, that long asphalt barrier that separates some of the poorest neighborhoods of West Baltimore from the central part of the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Rodricks | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Matt Wieters’ recovery from Tommy John surgery last June seems to be progressing steadily, but there’s still no timetable for the All-Star and Gold Glove catcher’s return.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eduardo A. Encina | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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In what proved to be one of the strangest nights in Camden Yards’ 23-year history — a business-as-usual ballgame inside the stadium and a tumultuous environment outside it — the Orioles ultimately broke their five-game losing streak by beating...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Demonstrations outside cause stadium lockdown, then O's win a wild oneDemonstrations outside cause stadium lockdown, then O's win a wild one...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Peter Schmuck | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake assured residents late Saturday that 1,300 police officers were in control of Baltimore as agitated protesters "wreaked havoc" after thousands marched in the streets.....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Mark Puente, Yvonne Wenger | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta enjoyed being back at the team facility last week, taking part in workouts with his teammates. He hopes that was just the start of a significant comeback.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Zrebiec | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Tight end says it's still too early to make decision on returnTight end says it's still too early to make decision on return...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Zrebiec | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A crowd of demonstrators protesting the death of Freddie Gray gathered in front of Camden Yards about an hour before the Orioles' game Saturday night against the Boston Red Sox, temporarily forcing the closure of an entrance to the ballpark.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Eduardo A. Encina | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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After Baltimore officials appealed for help in the Freddie Gray investigation, police released a photo of a witness to the arrest and asked him to come forward....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Catherine Rentz | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Dana R. Fisher, a sociology professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, said prior to Saturday's demonstrations in Baltimore that the tone of the protests will have a lot to do with the people organizing the crowds. More than 1,00 people gathered...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The view from the bottom of the standings is never good, even if there's 89 percent of the season left.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Peter Schmuck | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A year ago, in the 118th Maryland Hunt Cup, Bethany Baumgardner lost a photo finish aboard Imperial Way to Guts For Garters.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Nelson Coffin | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Orioles bench coach John Russell managed the team Saturday night against the Boston Red Sox — for a few innings, anyway.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A day of peaceful rallies into the death of Freddie Gray turned violent as dark fell over Baltimore with protesters smashing the windows on police cars, blocking traffic near the Inner Harbor and shouting, “Killers!” at officers dressed in riot gear....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger, Mark Puente | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Orioles bench coach John Russell will manage the Orioles for their game against the Boston Red Sox tonight — at least until Buck Showalter returns from a Saturday memorial service in Nashville, Tenn....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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To fully understand where Greivis Vasquez is in what is now a five-year NBA career, one should look past the nightly stat sheet for the Toronto Raptors and listen to the words coming out of his mouth or watch the body language of the former Maryland...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: #{text} | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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No splendor in phony grass: It's hard to believe that in a sport with $200 million athletes, a stadium could get something so wrong....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Peter Schmuck | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Towson let a prime opportunity to slip away.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A large contingent of runners participated in retired Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance's annual championship run Saturday in Canton....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Aaron Wilson | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Hundreds began marching in West Baltimore Saturday to protest the death of a 25-year-old man, chanting, "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail," and "All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray."...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger, Mark Puente | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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When Freddie Gray briefly locked eyes with police at 8:39 a.m. on a corner of an impoverished West Baltimore neighborhood two weeks ago, they seemed to recognize each other immediately. As three officers approached on bicycles along West North Avenue,...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Kevin Rector | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A group organizing a weekend demonstration in Baltimore regarding the death of Freddie Gray said they expect a "wave will roll downtown to City Hall" during the Saturday event....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jessica Anderson | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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According to Johns Hopkins, the Blue Jays own a 70-40-1 advantage in this intra-state rivalry. According to Maryland, the Terps only trail 63-40-1 in this series. Johns Hopkins is 1-4 on the road this spring after losing three straight. Maryland is undefeated...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune wire reports | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune wire reports | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Sometimes there is a change in the personality of a player during the offseason after a productive rookie year because he finally has time to exhale.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Mike Preston | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Oklahoma cornerback Julian Wilson met with the Ravens at the NFL scouting combine, discussing defensive schemes with secondary coach Chris Hewitt....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Aaron Wilson | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Former Ravens and Rutgers running back Ray Rice attended the Scarlet Knights' spring game Friday night and spoke to the team at the request of coach Kyle Flood.
From: Baltimore Sun | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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As the Orioles have struggled to get out of the gate, I’ve told people that it’s still exceptionally early. No reason to panic yet....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Somebody asked Orioles outfielder Adam Jones what he thought of the Twitter storm earlier this week involving Hall of Famer Jim Palmer and Red Sox DH David Ortiz, perhaps because Jones has some experience with social media controversy....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Peter Schmuck | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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They came together as a team for the start of the rockfish season a year ago, more for the camaraderie and their long-standing love affair with fishing than for the competition itself and the opportunity to cash in at big-money tournaments such as the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Don Markus | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Perhaps the best summation of the Orioles’ early-season woes is that their starting pitching has been shaky, their normally stout defense has cracked, and their overworked bullpen has given up backbreaking runs at the most inopportune times.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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As Baltimore officials braced for large-scale protests Saturday over of the death of Freddie Gray, top police brass acknowledged that officers made mistakes during the arrest that ended with his slipping into a coma and dying a week later....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Luke Broadwater | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Towson qualified for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Friday night without even stepping on the field....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Edward Lee | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Dozens of Baltimore Police officials will continue a "massive investigation" of Freddie Gray's death even after their findings are delivered to state prosecutors as promised next week, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Friday....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Kevin Rector | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The black church has always been on the front lines of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant says. And it's in that spirit, he says, that he's taken a leading and controversial role in protesting the death of Freddie Gray....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jonathan Pitts | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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It wasn't until three months after a U.S. drone blasted a suspected al-Qaeda compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that an aid worker from Rockville had been killed, the White House said this week....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Ian Duncan, W.J. Hennigan, Brian Bennett | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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When Gov. Larry Hogan appointed R. Michael Gill to be the new head of the state's Department of Business and Economic Development, it was not the first time Gill had taken on a public role.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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If some city streetlights seem slightly taller next year, don't be surprised.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Natalie Sherman | Friday, April 24, 2015
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As the state struggled under the national spotlight to fix its deeply flawed online health insurance marketplace last year, officials awarded more than $84 million in contracts without competition, about a third of the money spent on the troubled website....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Meredith Cohn | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Maryland casinos have been collectively giving away tens of millions of dollars a year — as much as 20 percent of their revenue in one case — in free play on slot machines and table games designed to keep their big-spending customers gambling, according...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Barker | Friday, April 24, 2015
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For the second time in his decorated career, Michael Phelps will leave Baltimore with coach Bob Bowman to train for the Olympics.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Childs Walker | Friday, April 24, 2015
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   Orioles infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce isn’t in the starting lineup Friday, the fifth time in six games in which he has not started.
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Connolly | Friday, April 24, 2015
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It has been another one of those weeks on the media beat — a week of seeing jagged, disturbing video of an unarmed black man being violently subdued by police....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: David Zurawik | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Wondering whether to take a chance and invest in a company that's about to go public?...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Lorraine Mirabella | Friday, April 24, 2015
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