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Pizza Provides Crucial Clue in DC Murder Case

2 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 9:52am

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Like many people, I’ve been following as details emerge about a horrible murder of a prominent D.C. couple, their young son, and their housekeeper last week. Read More →

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Featured, Health and Fitness

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Can Get You High, Johns Hopkins Says

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 9:34am

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Recently, Johns Hopkins locked a bunch of experimental subjects in a windowless room and then pumped it full of marijuana smoke. (Okay, that’s not exactly what they did, but close enough.) Amazingly enough, those people got a little buzzed. Read More →

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Watch Johns Hopkins Commencement Live

1 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:48am

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Happy Johns Hopkins commencement, everyone! Want to watch Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull speak live, or see someone special receive his or her diploma? You can do that, thanks to the wonderful power of technology. Read More →

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Maryland’s Mysterious Deaths

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:26am

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently parsed some macabre–but fascinating–data. Using state death data, they determined which causes of death were most “distinctive” on a state-by-state basis. To break this down a bit: All over the country, the leading causes of death (heart attack, accident, suicide, etc.) are the same. This particular data-crunching was looking for something else– causes of death that might not represent huge populations, but were significantly higher, statistically speaking, than in other states. Read More →

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Culture, Lifeline

Ray Lewis Is Writing His Memoirs

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:21am

 

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Between his childhood in Florida and his current stint as an NFL commentator, Ray Lewis did a lot of interesting things — like, oh, say, winning two Super Bowls, inventing a dance, and being indicted on murder charges. Read More →

Giving, Lifeline

Baltimore Chosen as One of 5 Cities for Innovation Initiative

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:05am

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A lot of people are spending a lot of time thinking about how to improve Baltimore. Now that the city has won a competitive grant to help promote local government innovation, they’ll have some funds to play around with. Read More →

Lifeline

O’Malley Makes His Feelings Known

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:48am

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O’Malley still hasn’t officially announced his presumed presidential run (even though he’s already rented plenty of office space), but he sure isn’t shying away from sharing other opinions with a national audience. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Maryland Taxed Too Much, Supreme Court Says

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:28am

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Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Maryland law that caused some people to effectively pay taxes twice. And now it looks like the state might owe a bunch of people some money. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Growing Up in Baltimore Makes You Less Likely to Get Married

0 Written by: | Monday, May 18, 2015 9:40am

Image via the New York Times

Image via the New York Times

The average American woman today will get married by age 27, and 29 for the average American man. But that’s the national figure–in Baltimore (and other urban and/or liberal places), the typical marriage trajectory looks pretty different. Read More →

Lifeline, Links

Did Beyonce and Jay-Z Bail Out Baltimore Protestors?

1 Written by: | Monday, May 18, 2015 9:22am

Beyonce & Jay-Z with Freddie Gray's family, backstage at last week's Prince concert in Baltimore. Photo via Twitter.

Beyonce & Jay-Z with Freddie Gray’s family, backstage at last week’s Prince concert in Baltimore. Photo via Twitter.

According to a filmmaker and activist, Jay-Z and Beyonce have been quietly supporting the #blacklivesmatter protest movement in numerous ways, including by providing “tens of thousands of dollars” in bail money to help get arrested protestors out of jail.

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