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How to create a great study environment at home

A student's academic performance is influenced by a host of factors, including the learning environment both inside the classroom and at home.

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Michelle Obama: For girls, a heartbreaking loss -- and an opportunity

'Let Girls Learn' initiative will support girls' education efforts in Liberia and Morocco, she says

Ralphina Feelee lives in Liberia, where the average family gets by on less than two dollars a day, and many families simply can't afford to educate their daughters. Teen pregnancy rates are high, and pregnant girls are often discouraged from attending school.

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How students can handle the transition to middle school

A child's school-aged years are filled with many different lessons and experiences. While in school, kids have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and meet new people.

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The new 'Iron Man' is a black woman

Marvel has announced Riri Williams as the new Iron Man

There's a new Iron Man coming to comic books -- and it's not a man.

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Amazon promises 100,000 deals for Prime Day

Amazon is at it again. It has scheduled its second annual Prime Day sale for July 12.

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Sondheim Artscape Prize 2016 finalists exhibition at Baltimore Museum of Art

Organized by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPAA) in conjunction with Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2016 Finalists Exhibition will be on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Thalheimer galleries from Wednesday, June 22 to Sunday, July 31, 2016.

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Take precautions to avoid Zika virus infection during trips abroad

The Zika virus is causing devastating birth defects in countries with outbreaks of the virus. It also causes bad pregnancy outcomes, like miscarriage and stillbirth, and can cause serious neurologic problems as well.

Shakespeare in the Garden: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens July 8

The Annapolis Shakespeare Company will perform six shows of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" during weekends from July 8 to 17 — with a few twists.

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Gleaners launches “Hunger Free Summer” campaign to feed Michigan students

Gleaners Community Food Bank, a non-profit group based in Detroit, Michigan, which distributes 79,000 meals per day, recently launched the 2016 “Hunger Free Summer” campaign.

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Baltimore sailor keeps Navy Wing flying

A 2009 Warwick High School graduate and Baltimore native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the largest base in the Southeast Region and third largest in the nation.

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BMoreFit to host Baltimore’s 2nd annual ‘DanceWalk’ at Artscape 2016

BMoreFit will host Baltimore’s second annual ‘DanceWalk’ in collaboration with Artscape 2016 on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The event encourages friends and family to get active and dance the “musical mile,” as they help raise money to fund the not-for-profit organization, BMoreFit.

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Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donations to address significant shortage

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

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Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers killed during protests against police

It was the deadliest incident on U.S. police since September 11, 2001

Shooters killed five officers during protests against police in downtown Dallas, marking the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001.

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2016 will be a pivotal season for John Harbaugh and the Ravens

The 2016 NFL season will be a pivotal one for John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens. Their 5 - 11 record in 2015 was the worst finish of the Harbaugh era.

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Smokey Robinson named next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao announced that Smokey Robinson is the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Baltimore woman gets dressed by Hollywood stylist

Sierra Daniels is a young Baltimore mother of four and an aspiring singer who escaped an abusive relationship.

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Baltimore resident honored by The Arc

As a member of The Arc Baltimore, Erica Vince has supported a crew of three women working at the Chatsworth School cafeteria, helping children and cleaning up after meals in the lunchroom for the past decade.

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The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions.

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Life in Baltimore: Aging advisory board hosts seminar on memory loss

In connection with Alzheimer's Awareness Month, the Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board (MACAB) held its 10th Annual Holistic Health Seminar on Memory Loss at the Randallstown Community Center.

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Local AKAs creating 'Little Dresses for Africa'

Each weekend, members of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority gather at the Ivy Support Center located at 3515 Dolfield Road from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for The Sewing Circle.

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