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Are potatoes healthy?

Yes, a plain baked potato is a healthy food, especially when it is consumed with its fiber-rich skin.

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Are you getting the vaccines you need before going abroad?

There's cholera, which can give you explosive diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. Then there's measles, which can give you a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash.

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Tracy Morgan is 'Alive' and laughing in new Netflix special

Tracy Morgan is overcoming tragedy the only way he knows how through laughter.

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'Healthy' foods have most of us confused, survey finds

Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads.

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Teen student drinking declines, but 1 in 6 binge drink, CDC report says

When teens drink alcohol, they sometimes down eight or more drinks in a short period, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday. This happens in spite of overall progress in curbing teen drinking.

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New hepatitis C infections triple due to opioid epidemic

New hepatitis C virus infections in the United States nearly tripled between the years 2010 and 2015.

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Consent Decrees Shouldn't End with Baltimore

Two years ago on April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray’s life was lost while in custody of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD). The civil unrest and uprising that followed—involving residents in some of Baltimore’s poorest and most segregated neighborhoods—jolted the City to confront systemic problems: racial injustice, entrenched poverty, mistrust between the community and police, blighted neighborhoods, and the American Dream not only deferred but simply out of reach. While achieving lasting change on many social and economic issues has been difficult to realize, the approval of a consent decree between the federal government and the City to overhaul the Police Department was a sign of optimism.

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Chevrolet and National Newspaper Publishers Association Offer Journalism Fellowship to HBCU Fellows

Chevrolet is putting more students in the driver’s seat with the expansion of its Discover the Unexpected (DTU) fellowship program. Now in its second year, DTU provides college students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity to change the narrative of media reporting in the African American community with the help of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).

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Oprah tells grads secrets to her success

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful people on the planet, and she just gave a group of college graduates a peek at her playbook.

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Steve Harvey likes his space and he's not sorry

Steve Harvey has set boundaries and is standing by them.

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'Spicy's back!': 'SNL' has McCarthy's Spicer meet with Baldwin's Trump

That's how Melissa McCarthy brought back her beloved impression of Press Secretary Sean Spicer to NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday night.

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Be prepared this tick season

Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and the unwelcome return of ticks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says infections from tick-borne diseases are steadily increasing.

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How to protect yourself from the massive ransomware attack

It's on track to be one of the biggest recorded ransomware attacks ever, with tens of thousands of infected computers in nearly 100 countries.

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FREE Dental Day - Sharing Smiles in Baltimore, May 21

On Sunday, May 21, children in Baltimore who are in need of dental care will be able to see a dentist at no cost during the third annual “Sharing Smiles Day” sponsored by Kool Smiles. For more information on Sharing Smiles Day, please visit mykoolsmiles.com/sharingsmiles.

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Microsoft says ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

Microsoft's president and top lawyer said Sunday that the ongoing cyberattacks -- which experts are calling the largest in history -- should be a "wake-up call" for governments.

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We love our TV moms

Loretha "Cookie" Holloway Lyon is about as far from June Cleaver as you can get.

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Bow Wow responds to #BowWowChallenge

Bow Wow has no shame about pretending to fly private.

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First African American JLB President Ends Historic Term on High Note

Cylia E. Lowe-Smith, Esq. recently finished her 2015-2016 term as president of the Junior League of Baltimore, making her the first African American woman in the 104 year history of the Junior League of Baltimore (JLB) to serve in that capacity.

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Local participant in JHU Innovation Lab wins $25k prize

Shantell Roberts was awarded $25,000 from Johns Hopkins University Innovation Labs to advance her concept to keep babies safe. Roberts’ Portable Alternative Crib won the accolades of her peers and will soon be on its way into homes in Baltimore and surrounding counties.

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Music from Baltimore’s Shire featured in Fox’s hit TV Show

Baltimore native Talia “Shire” Burgess is among the talented team of songwriters for Fox Network’s “Shots Fired.”

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