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Different Energy, Then Familiar Tension, On Baltimore's Streets

During the day, one demonstration felt more like a festival. When curfew rolled around, the conflict between police and protesters took a familiar turn.

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Warren Weinstein's Death Has Local Lawmakers Debating Drone Policies

Lawmakers in the D.C. region are mourning the loss of Maryland native Warren Weinstein, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan. The killing has lawmakers debating drone policies once again.
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Could Baltimore's Mayor Have Prevented Clashes With Protesters Saturday?

Protests about the death in custody of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray turned violent Saturday, with small groups of protesters clashing with fans outside an Orioles game and later with police.

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Which Congressional Delegation Has The Most Clout?

Roll Call's David Hawkings explains the Capitol Hill publication's Clout Index.

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How Long Is Too Long To Question Police About Possible Misconduct?

Protesters in Baltimore continue to demand answers about how Freddie Gray reportedly suffered a fatal spinal injury while he was in police custody. The case is raising new questions about Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights and the balance between due process for police officers and the public's right to know what happened.
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How Some Maryland Bars Have Been Breaking An Election Day Law For Decades

Electoral politics can be enough to drive anybody to drink — but until this legislative session, one Maryland city had laws on the books that specifically prohibited hitting the suds on election night.

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Picky Pollinator Finds Maryland Less Positive For Procreation

The insect in question is the Baltimore checkerspot, and there are only 11 wild colonies left, all in the state's western end.

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Baltimore Protests Continue Over Freddie Gray's Death

"He was a typical Sandtown kid," one neighbor said about the man critically injured while in police custody. Demonstrators marched onto a highway onramp and faced a line of officers blocking their way Wednesday night

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Justice Department Opens Baltimore Police Probe; Protest Held

There will be a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

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For Legislation On Rape And Sexual Assault, Mixed Results In Maryland

Two bills regarding the kits used to collect evidence from victims of sexual assault and rape were successful, but other measures related to sex crimes did not make it through the General Assembly.

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