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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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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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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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Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.
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First Latina In Maryland Legislature Sets Sights On New Goal: Congress

Ana Sol Gutierrez was the first Latina elected to Maryland's State House, and now she wants to be the first Latina to represent Maryland voters in Congress.

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Indiana Struggles To Control HIV Outbreak Linked To Injected Drug Use

State lawmakers passed a bill this week to allow needle exchanges across a wider area. But health workers in hard-hit counties say they need more help as the number of confirmed cases keeps climbing.
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California Bill Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.
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Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade

The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.

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