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Fireworks Set For Baltimore's Inner Harbor

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Last month, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts warned a lack of donations threatened the annual fireworks display at the Inner Harbor. But several sponsors have stepped forward to help pay for the event officials say draws tens of thousands of people to the harbor each year.

City officials say this year there will be a performance from the funk and soul group The 8 Ohms Band, as well as an 18-minute fireworks show.

Authorities plan to set up fences around the harbor to help manage pedestrian traffic.

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The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World

Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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