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Edgar Allan Poe House Reopens In Baltimore

The historic Edgar Allan Poe House has reopened in Baltimore for limited weekend hours after a six-month renovation. The nonprofit Poe Baltimore, which was organized to fund and preserve the house, reopened it Saturday. The group says it will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in October for free from noon to 4 p.m. The house permanently reopens in the spring.

Poe lived at the house on North Amity Street from 1833 to 1835. New exhibits show the story of Poe's life and death in Baltimore. The artifacts on display include his writing desk and chair.

Poe Baltimore is working to raise funds to help preserve the house and keep it open.

The fall reopening is part of the Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide arts celebration.

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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.
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The State Of The Presidential Race

Early voting is underway in states across the country. Just over two weeks before the presidential election, a look at the latest polls, the electoral map and end-of-the-line strategies for both campaigns.

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How America Has Tried To Adapt To A New Era Of Warfare

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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