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Healthy fuel for back to school: Tasty, tote-able snack ideas

During back-to-school season, many families will find time is at a premium. With routines changing from summer’s slower pace to tighter schedules jam-packed with work, school and extracurricular commitments, it can be hard to keep kids fueled for the day and eating healthfully.

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Hell on Wheels: The complete third season out on DVD

One of the most underrated independent television shows is undoubtedly “Hell On Wheels,” which airs on AMC.

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BMe leaders in Baltimore receive $10,000 for community-building efforts

BMe Community has announced its selections for the 2014 BMe Leader Awards, aimed at providing recognition, funding and networking opportunities to black men who take action to help build prosperous cities across the country.

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Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks

A new team at Google is aiming to be the cybersecurity superheroes of the Internet.

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Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger stores

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

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Pi Omega Chapter wins award at 79th Grand Conclave

The Pi Omega Chapter, Graduate Chapter of Baltimore proved actions speak louder than words 79th Grand Conclave of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held July 10 - 17, 2014 in Philadelphia.

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UFC Fight Night wrap-up

The long awaited bout between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller took place Wednesday July 16, 2014 at the Revel Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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New student discipline guidelines designed to reduce racial disparity

The Maryland State Board of Education has voted unanimously to accept guidelines for the state’s student code of discipline that can serve as a model for local school systems to use when developing their own discipline codes.

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Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the Week: TyLeishia Douglass

This week’s Indie Soul Entrepreneur of the week holds so many titles we might have to call her the new mini Oprah. TyLeishia Douglass is a woman with many skills, but is confident in all that she does.

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UB President Kurt L. Schmoke honors late brother with scholarship

Kurt L. Schmoke, who became the new president of the University of Baltimore (UB) in July, recently announced a scholarship fund in honor of his late brother that will benefit Baltimore students enrolled in UB’s College of Public Affairs.

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Verlando Brown: Scholar beats the odds, Part II

Upon meeting Verlando Brown for the first time, you would never guess this trim, self-confident graduate student received special education services in grade school to remediate stuttering.

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Elkridge family battling cancer gets help from strangers

For Elkridge resident Kathy Oliver, every day chores such as pulling weeds in the backyard and raking the lawn are mere distractions nowadays. Her son, 17-year-old Bo Oliver, has Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer and is going through treatment for a second time since the cancer returned earlier this year.

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Controversial film 'Half of a Yellow Sun' debuts in Nigeria

The Nigerian government finally will allow its citizens to see what Americans and others have called one of the unsung movies of the year.

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Are we doomed to polarization?

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.

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Common Core is killing american education

Recently, as I waited in line at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, my eyes drifted to a sample license plate on the wall that said "Education Begins At Home."

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Shoprite hosts 2nd annual gun buyback

Buyback participants receive $100 gift card

Through a combined effort of ShopRite Supermarkets, elected officials, non-profit organizations and the local police, the number of guns on the streets of Baltimore will be greatly reduced.

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Five quick, affordable dinner ideas for busy families

Many families face hectic schedules and tight budgets, especially when kids go back to school. A few quick meal solutions can help you spend less at the store and enjoy more time with your family this school year.

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Tips to keep kids learning and prevent 'Summer Slump'

“No more pencils, no more books” is a familiar summer refrain. But make sure your youngster doesn’t take those words too seriously.

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Don’t put saving for retirement on the back burner

Most Americans understand the importance of saving for retirement but unfortunately, not everyone’s concerns translate to action.

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Incontinence: 5 myths about the sudden urge to 'go'

Treating incontinence early can help, doctor says

Even though urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans and there are many treatment options to improve symptoms, talking about the often unexpected and always urgent need "to go" is still taboo, even with your doctor.

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