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Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:01:03 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:01:03 GMT

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Over a century old, Arch Social Club preserves particular vision of black masculinity

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:48:00 GMT

For over a century, Arch Social Club has offered haven.

When it was formed in 1905, it served as a safe space for black men to convene and socialize far from the disapproving gazes of their religious wives or the injustice of a segregated society.

Last year, in the aftermath of April's unrest,...




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Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke to introduce bill for $15 hourly minimum wage in Baltimore

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:43:56 GMT

City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke plans to introduce legislation Monday to raise the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 per hour by 2020.

Clarke has planned a news conference for Monday at 4 p.m. at City Hall to announce details of the bill. She said in a press release that a $15 minimum wage would...




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Maryland reports major job gains in March

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:05:00 GMT

Maryland employers added 19,300 jobs last month —more than in any other state in the country, according to new estimates the Department of Labor released on Friday.

Businesses in the professional and business services industry led the gains, with the creation of 7,900 jobs. The leisure and hospitality...




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UC Davis uses Towson-based firm used to scrub online image

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:53:45 GMT

UC Davis paid at least $175,000 to consultants, including a Towson-based firm, to clean up its online image after students and alumni were pepper sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest in 2011.

Newly released documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee show the university worked...




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Anthony Brown, still in debt, makes loan to his campaign

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:58:00 GMT

Former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who remains in debt from his 2014 gubernatorial campaign, has loaned his campaign a substantial amount of money in the final weeks of his race for Congress.

Brown loaned his campaign just under $400,000 from personal funds in early March, according to campaign finance...




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Back-to-back Orioles losses highlight critical problem with starting pitchers

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:05:00 GMT

The Orioles were flying high a couple of days ago, and they still are looking strong with seven victories in their first nine games, but back-to-back losses to the Red Sox and Rangers have opened some old wounds.

The unprecedented season-opening winning streak glossed over the fact that Orioles...




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Dennis Pitta's base salary cut to $1 million as part of restructure

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:54:00 GMT

Tight end hoping to make comeback from hip injury


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For Chris Tillman, difference between Opening Day and Thursday was a swing-and-miss fastball

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Every start we get farther removed from Chris Tillman’s fiery but abbreviated Opening Day, there’s more and more evidence to question whether that version of the Orioles’ top starter was a mirage or the real thing.

He was close to that guy in his next start four days later, but there were signs...




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Maryland State Trooper still critical after crash on Capital Beltway

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:52:17 GMT

A Maryland State trooper remained in critical condition after a crash in Prince George's County, police said Friday.

The trooper was investigating a crash around 2 p.m. Thursday on the slow shoulder of Interstates 95/495, north of Rt. 450, police said. He was inside his unmarked patrol car behind...




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Focus on 'trigger pullers' results in sustained spike in Baltimore gun seizures

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:46:00 GMT

Through traffic stops, home raids, routine arrests and occassionally-violent confrontations with armed suspects, Baltimore police officers have seized more than 400 illegal firearms so far this year — a rate of about four seizures per day, and a 50 percent increase over the same period last year,...




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Bernie Sanders to open campaign office in Annapolis

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will open a new campaign office in Annapolis on Thursday.

The opening for the Democrat's office at 116 Hillsmere Drive is at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged and can be submitted at ...




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Board recommends parole for Charles Manson follower; victim's daughter vows to oppose

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:12:00 GMT

A California review board recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted along with other members of the cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

Van Houten, 66, had been denied parole 19 times by the state parole board...




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Manny Machado off to an unusually hot start

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:25:00 GMT

Orioles third baseman on hot streak earlier than usual, has teammates wondering about the 'ridiculous numbers' he could post this season.


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Clinton, Sanders clash in bitter New York debate

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:07:00 GMT

Deepening their increasingly bitter feud, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aggressively challenged each other's judgment to be president in Thursday night's Democratic debate, sparring over Wall Street banks, how high to raise the minimum wage and gun control.

The showdown in Brooklyn came at...




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Adam Jones returns to Orioles lineup after week-long rib issue

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:00:00 GMT

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was back in the starting lineup Thursday night, Thursday, batting third and playing center field after being out of the mix for a week with a rib injury.

“He’s ready,” manager Buck Showalter said before the game. “We’re ready to get him out of the clubhouse and...




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Rangers chase Chris Tillman with sixth-inning rally, beat Orioles 6-3

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:50:00 GMT

The sight of starting pitcher Chris Tillman back on the mound to open the sixth inning Thursday was a welcome one for the Orioles, who through their first eight games had seen just one starting pitcher make it past the fifth inning. Tillman had cruised to that point, scattering four hits and coming...




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Attack ad funder revealed as Senate race erupts over NRA

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:39:39 GMT

A well-connected hedge fund manager is behind a new Senate ad attacking Rep. Chris Van Hollen, according to disclosure reports filed Thursday — the latest development in a widening controversy in the high-profile race.

S. Donald Sussman, a Maine resident and political contributor, gave $600,000...




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Data stolen from Baltimore City employees, city announces

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:20:00 GMT

Someone or a group has stolen personal information from an unknown number of Baltimore City employees and filed fraudulent tax returns, the city announced Thursday to all employees.

The data breach was discovered Thursday, and it was not immediately clear how many employees were affected or when...




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Baltimore student activists plan walkout to protest standardized testing

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:07:00 GMT

Noon rally planned at city school headquarters


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Lawmakers look to shake up leadership of Baltimore city schools

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:39:00 GMT

State lawmakers want a greater role in choosing the next leader of the Baltimore city school district, and want to give city voters some say in the makeup of the school board.

Amid growing criticism of the city's appointed school board and calls for the ouster of schools CEO Gregory Thornton, the...




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