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Governor Hogan Welcomes UMBC Men's Basketball Team To Government House

Governor Larry Hogan, First Lady Yumi Hogan, and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford welcomed the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) men's basketball team, Head Coach Ryan Odom, and President Freeman Hrabowski to Government House yesterday evening. The team made history after being seeded 16th in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, then going on to upset No. 1 seed University of Virginia in the first round. The win marked the first time in history a 16 seed won against a one seed.

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Obama Hopes to Aid ‘Human Progress’ by Creating ‘A Million Young Barack Obamas’

Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in an event sponsored by a Japanese nonprofit group, in Tokyo, Sunday, March 25, 2018. Obama said negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult, partly because the country's isolation minimizes possible leverage, such as trade and travel sanctions against Pyongyang.

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WE Day Unites Young Change-makers in Baltimore with Special Guests Martin Luther King III, Rasheda Ali, Lizzy Greene, The Kenyan Boys Choir and more

The world’s largest youth empowerment event, WE Day, is coming to Baltimore for the first-time on April 11, 2018 at the Hippodrome Theatre. WE Day is a live event celebrating social change and bringing together thousands of young people who have made a difference across Maryland.

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Fake Video of Parkland Student Goes Viral

Fake video of Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up the US Constitution went viral after it was tweeted by Gab, a social media network popular with ultra-conservative users.

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Father-Daughter Team Expands Black-Owned Potato Chip Brand Throughout Metro Atlanta’s Wayfield Foods Stores

There are only a handful of existing black-owned potato chip brands in the world, and one of them has found a home throughout the metro Atlanta-based Wayfield Foods store chain on March 17, 2018. Known as Symphony Chips, this black-owned potato chip brand is led by Dondre Anderson and his teenage daughters, Amina (15) and Amari (14). In celebration of their Wayfield Foods debut, the father-daughter team provided Symphony Chips samples to customers at the Wayfield Foods store location at 3050 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Customer feedback received was overwhelmingly positive.

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Could Immunotherapy Lead the Way to Fighting Cancer?

A new treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer is offering hope to patients with advanced disease.

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Governor Larry Hogan Joins Local Official to Celebrate Opening of Amazon Fulfillment Center in Cecil County

Employs 1,000 Full-Time Workers From Cecil County And Surrounding Region

Governor Larry Hogan today joined Amazon executives and state and local officials to celebrate the opening and tour the new, 1.15-million-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in North East, Maryland.

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BGE Encourages Customers to Power Down for Earth Hour March 24

BGE encourages its more than 1.1 million customers throughout central Maryland to join millions around the world this Saturday, March 24 in celebration of Earth Hour, an annual voluntary environmental action event to raise awareness about climate change.

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Support Your Community, Folks!

Support Your Community, Folks!

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Healing Through Creative Expression

Devin Allen is Changing the Baltimore Narrative One Photograph at a Time

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Institute for Integrative Health in conjunction with the Gordon Parks Foundation opened the exhibit “A Beautiful Ghetto, Three Years Later: A Conversation about Healing,” featuring the photography of Baltimore native and award-winning photojournalist Devin Allen, who chronicled the uprising after Freddie Gray’s death. Allen is pictured explaining where he was and what was happening when he took this photograph. He said he climbed up on a light post in order to get this shot of BCPD officers in their riot gear."

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If You Want to Live a Happier, Healthier Life, Just Walk it Out!

Did you know that walking is the most popular form of physical exercise in the United States? Studies indicate that by walking for 30 minutes a day or more can help reduce stress and improve overall health and wellness.

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Three Ways for Couples to Discuss Money Without Getting Divorced

Numerous studies point to money as one of the leading causes of divorce. From different spending habits and financial goals to one spouse earning considerably more income than the other, money can be a polarizing issue in a marriage, straining it to the breaking point.

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‘March For Our Lives’ in Annapolis on Saturday, March 24th

Mackenzie Boughey is heading a student led “March For Our Lives” event in Annapolis on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in an effort to prevent more school shootings with the help of fellow students. The 16-year-old Severn School student wanted to do something proactive after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the march and over 188 legislators have been invited to listen to the marchers.

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UMBC Makes History at NCAA Tournament

Black President Leading UMBC’s Academic Charge

What a weekend to remember, thanks to an historical basketball game Friday, March 16, 2018, when the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), achieved an unprecedented feat with their unexpected victory over No. 1 seeded University of Virginia, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Maryland team won with a lopsided score of 74-54 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The BSO’s OrchKids Program: Part II

Nurturing a new crop of musicians

This is Part II of a Two-Part Series on OrchKids. Founded in 2008, OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s community engagement efforts across the city.

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Can Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Really Change the Face of NASCAR?

Tiger Woods changed the face of golf. Venus and Serena Williams transformed tennis and now Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. may do the same for NASCAR.

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New Center at Fayette Offers Head Start Education to 80 Baltimore Families

Once the site of the Pleasant View Day Care Center, the facility is equipped with technology to supplement learning, a Family Engagement Center where families can come together and spend time playing interactive games, and a multi-purpose room for hosting larger events. It will also host workshops for families, professional development for associates and teachers, and offer training opportunities for area residents.

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What People Don't Know About Genetic Testing Can Hurt Them

This year, over 200,000 Americans will order genetic tests to see if they're at risk for more than 2,000 hereditary diseases, including cancer. Patients and their doctors can choose tests from over 500 different laboratories. Most people don't think twice about their choice of lab. They figure all labs' tests are of similar quality. They're wrong.

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Black Women Need Better Access to Reproductive Healthcare

"At my practice in Baltimore, in a state that is a national trailblazer in providing comprehensive and affordable reproductive healthcare, I still hear every day from women who struggle to get the care they need."

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Shame on you, Katy Perry!

I am appalled that pop singer Katy Perry planted an unwanted kiss on an American Idol contestant during her judging duties for the show.

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