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Cordish fights racism allegations in Kansas City

May 12, 2014
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Cordish fights racism allegations in Kansas City

It’s not every day that a company sues a lawyer for defamation, and rarer still that the suit alleges defamation that allegedly occurred as part of a legal filing. But Baltimore-based Cordish Co. has done that in Kansas City, according to a report in the Star newspaper. The move comes in a counter suit...
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Hopkins alum behind secret $13b Charity

May 8, 2014
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Hopkins alum behind secret $13b Charity

A Hopkins grad and his two business partners have for two decades been giving away about 13 billion dollars—for everything from Huntington’s Disease research to the rights of land mine victims; the liberal Project Vote’s Sanford Newman to the conservative Hudson Institute. Their philanthropic range and power would set them among the nation’s largest...
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Under Armour sues Inner Armour

May 7, 2014
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Under Armour sues Inner Armour

Baltimore-based sportswear titan Under Armour yesterday filed a trademark-infringement complaint in Maryland U.S. District Court against I A Nutrition, a Florida-based company that sells Inner Armour, a brand of nutritional supplements marketed to athletes. According to the complaint, I A Nutrition uses its Inner Armour brand name “prominently on apparel,” including in its advertising,...
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The red knots are coming! Migrating shore birds’ annual invasion of Delmarva is beginning

May 6, 2014
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The red knots are coming! Migrating shore birds’ annual invasion of Delmarva is beginning

The time has come for mid-Atlantic fans of the red knot, a migratory shore bird that is proposed for endangered status under the federal Endangered Species Act, to head out to watch the birds feed on horseshoe crab eggs and the like at their favorite Delmarva and Delaware Bay spots. During the species’ migration...
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O’Malley’s Reddit appearance goes about as well as expected

May 5, 2014
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O’Malley’s Reddit appearance goes about as well as expected

Governor Martin O’Malley followed the well-trod path to Presidential Viability this morning with an “Ask Me Anything“ (AMA) on the highly-relevant web discussion site Reddit. As anyone might have predicted: 1. Negative comments outnumber positive by a wide margin (in the early going, anyway) 2. Politician boilerplate outnumbers human answers by about the same margin...
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Exelon to buy PEPCO—what’s the deal?

May 2, 2014
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Exelon to buy PEPCO—what’s the deal?

The merger of PEPCO into Exelon, announced Wednesday, would consolidate some 2 million of Maryland’s electric power customers under one company’s control. If the $6.8 billion buyout goes through, Chicago-based Exelon will have about 10 million ratepayers, making it the biggest utility company in the U.S. The Sun covered the story here. The Washington Post here....
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Video of the 26th St. collapse as it happened

May 1, 2014
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This video of the collapse of 26th Street, between St. Paul and Charles Streets yesterday, was taken by Nick Ybarra-Reyes and posted to YouTube:
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UPDATE: Mayor, Anthony Batts, BGE on the scene of street collapse, homes being evacuated

April 30, 2014
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UPDATE: Mayor, Anthony Batts, BGE on the scene of street collapse, homes being evacuated

Cars are still teetering on the south side of 26th Street where the entire sidewalk and part of the road collapsed onto the CSX railroad tracks below after a CSX retaining wall gave way around 4 p.m. As of 5:15 p.m., Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was on the scene, as were crews from BGE....
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City Street Collapses amid Deluge

April 30, 2014
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City Street Collapses amid Deluge

(See UPDATE with latest info, mayor’s comments, and link to video) The south side of 26th Street between St. Paul and Charles St. collapsed onto the CSX tracks below this afternoon after hours of steady downpours and flood warnings. Police on the scene told an eyewitness that there were no known injuries or fatalities....
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Baltimore police to get a robot

April 30, 2014
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Baltimore police to get a robot

Somebody down at Baltimore police headquarters is about to get a really cool big-boy toy. During today’s meeting of the Baltimore Board of Estimates, the city’s fiscal-policy committee that approves spending, an “informal award” to Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) of $43,310 was passed to provide the Baltimore police department with a “Point Man...
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Law-enforcement tactics questioned in Baltimore BGF case involving armed-robbery sting

April 30, 2014
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Law-enforcement tactics questioned in Baltimore BGF case involving armed-robbery sting

Last April, when Greyling Chase and Rodney Ellis were charged for the attempted armed robbery of a drug dealer in a sting operation set up by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the charging documents made clear the men both “are high-ranking and long-standing members” of the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang, which...
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Mica adjuncts win union representation

April 30, 2014
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Mica adjuncts win union representation

By a vote of 163-75 part-time instructors at MICA won the right to be represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) yesterday after a sometimes tense organizing drive. “I thought it would be closer to 50-50,” Joshua Smith, one of the organizers, says of the vote count, which was held at the National...
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