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Beyond The Headlines, There's Much More To West Baltimore

At one intersection this week, violence was thoroughly documented. But the cameras missed the treasured public library that for years has educated and entertained the neighborhood's kids.
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A Rough Week For 2 Potential Presidential Candidates

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley got heckled in Baltimore for his policing policies, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former ally pleaded guilty for his role in the "Bridgegate" scandal.
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Walking 2 Minutes An Hour Boosts Health, But It's No Panacea

Sounds good, right? Add two minutes of walking to each hour of your day and your risk of death drops. Even walking to the coffee machine counts. But it's not enough to meet federal guidelines.
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How The Vietnam War Put Picking Presidents In The Hands Of The People

After the Vietnam era, it's hard to see how either party could dial back on its commitment to letting the people — at least those active in party voting — decide presidential nominations.
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What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.
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Ex-Ally Of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Pleads Guilty In Bridge Closures Scandal

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in the "Bridgegate" scandal. Also, a grand jury unsealed indictments against two other former Christie aides.
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Latino 'Panhandlers,' Ted Cruz And The Republican Push For Hispanics

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative" and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."
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From The White House, A Celebration Of Great Teaching

President Obama welcomes the National Teacher of the Year and tells how a great educator shaped his own life.
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Charges Against 6 Officers In Freddie Gray's Death Range From Murder To Assault

"No one is above the law," Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said as she announced the list of charges. Warrants have been issued for the officers' arrest.
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South Dakota Election Settled By Dice Roll

In Platte, S.D., the results of the mayor's race were too close to call. In accordance with state law, they rolled a pair of dice. The incumbent rolled a four, the challenger a seven.

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