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Baltimore youth launches film career in Charm City

Emerging film director/actor, Michael Anthony Hobbs is on the rise in Baltimore. The 12-year-old debuted his second short feature film, “Naga Pixie,” to rave reviews this past week at the Arbutus Community Center in Baltimore County

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State Police warn of telephone scammer who demands money

Maryland State Police are warning the public about a telephone scam in which the caller represents himself as a barrack commander and threatens the victim with arrest if money owed is not immediately forwarded.

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How the Affordable Care Act can still work

Aetna, one of the country's largest insurers, made headlines Tuesday when it announced it is pulling out of health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where it now offers insurance.

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Donors, sponsors generously support African-American History Museum

Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which is set to open on Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Hogan administration proposes $5 million in funding to assist Ellicott City

Board of Public Works Approves $2.5 Million, Administration Requests Additional $2.5 Million from Catastrophic Fund

Governor Larry Hogan’s request to provide $2.5 million in funding to assist small businesses and property owners in Ellicott City recover from devastating flooding was approved today by the Board of Public Works. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford chaired the bi-weekly meeting of the board, with Comptroller Peter Franchot in attendance. Treasurer Nancy Kopp was absent.

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Movie Review: Suicide Squad

“Deadpool” may have raised the bar far too high for the comic-book-turned-film genre. It was fresh, innovative, irreverent, demented, unpredictable, visually alluring, well-acted, written, directed and produced. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” flew in its shadow. And now the much-hyped “Suicide Squad” falls short, too.

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Oprah: 'I've eliminated diversity from my vocabulary'

Oprah Winfrey is done with "diversity."

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Baltimore 'hero mom' Toya Graham, family homeless after fire

It's the same son Graham slapped and yanked out of the Baltimore riots last year

Toya Graham first made headlines after a televised smackdown of her teenage son during the Baltimore riots last year.

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ASK ALMA: My awkward niece wants to be the next Gabby Douglas

My niece is all in love with Gabby Douglas and thinks she can one day tryout for the Olympic team. LOL, now that’s funny.

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Usain Bolt: How the world's fastest man built a business empire

Usain Bolt is more than a veteran Olympic star. He's a brand -- a track and field icon with an international following.

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Taking a closer look at black mental health

Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges – from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues – the African-American community unfortunately shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden.

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Gabby Douglas' mom: She's 'devastated' by online criticism

Some have slammed Douglas online for not putting her hand over her heart during the national anthem

Imagine being the darling of the 2012 London Olympics, only to be criticized for your every move four years later in Rio.

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Keep cool in the face of summer heat

The month of August is often referred to as "the dog days of summer," a phrase that can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The "dog days" are a reference to the dog star, Sirius, which appeared to rise just before the sun in late July, when temperatures were at their hottest. As a result, the phrase "dog days" remains synonymous with summer heat in the Northern Hemisphere.

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'Colors of Summer' exhibit in Gallery 90

While you’re out enjoying the shady spots of the nearby B & A Trail or looking for a place to duck in for a little air conditioning, step into Gallery 90 to see new work from Chesapeake Arts Center Gallery artists.

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Kevin Hart's alter-ego Chocolate Droppa gets record deal

Hart has been signed to Motown

Kevin Hart is taking his plan for domination to the music charts.

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Getting ready for kindergarten

Schools across the country are getting ready to once again open their doors and welcome new and returning students.

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After the Justice Department’s report, where are the calls for Baltimore’s mayor to resign?

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report on the state of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) as a part of its civil rights investigation following the death of Freddie Gray.

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Marylanders encouraged to shop during Tax-Free Week

State sales tax waived for qualifying clothing and footwear under $100 between August 14 and 20, 2016

From August 14 to August 20, 2016, the state’s six percent sales tax will not be collected for any single, qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less, regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time.

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We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

I don’t know whether you have been following this, but there is a very disturbing trend that has been underway. Women in cyberspace are under attack. These attacks are very much focused on programmers and video game designers. These attacks are nothing short of vicious.

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Hospice of the Chesapeake celebrates Third Annual Veterans Tribute Wall

One man served in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. One woman entered the Army Nursing Corps when all four of her brothers entered military service. Another man switched from the Navy to the Air Force to please his new wife.

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