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Preschoolers join PNC to raise vocabulary awareness, set new Guinesss World Records® Mark

More than 4,000 children take part in world’s largest vocabulary lesson

Holding tiger masks and seated on colorful reading rugs, pre-kindergarten students from John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School learned several words and listened to their teachers read as they helped set a new Guinness World Records® title for the largest vocabulary lesson.

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Nonprofits receive Environmental Stewardship Grants from BGE

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announced that it is providing more than $300,000 in grants to more than 40 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement.

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DPSCS employees help fight Ebola with donation of medical supplies

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) employees from all over the state have donated medical supplies that will soon be shipped to Liberia to help families of their coworkers from that country who are surrounded by the deadly Ebola virus.

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Beyoncé no. 1 on Forbes top-earning list

Taylor Swift came in second on Forbes' list

Taylor Swift may be breaking records in the music industry, but Beyoncé is breaking the bank.

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The sobering message for Obama

Almost everything that can be said about Tuesday night's elections has been said, so with some trepidation, a few afterthoughts:

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Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.

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Lifestyle tips to reduce chronic inflammation

Millions of Americans endure the pain of chronic inflammation, and even when pain is not apparent, millions more run the risk of serious diseases triggered by chronic inflammation.

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Black by popular demand

The black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the Democrats hold the U.S. Senate.

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Police shootings of young blacks examined on stage

"Collidescope: Adventures in Pre and Post-Racial America" debuts on Friday, November 7

With the shooting deaths of unarmed African-American teens like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; Trayvon Martin in Florida and others, acclaimed filmmaker Ping Chong and noted director Talvin Wilks have joined forces to collaborate on a performance they say counts as a response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America.

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Baltimore county police uncover school shooting plot

10th-grader believed responsible for break-ins had handgun, crude explosives, police say

A weekend investigation into car break-ins in a Baltimore suburb may have headed off a 10th-grader's planned school attack, police said Monday.

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Walters Art Museum celebrates 80th anniversary

In honor of the Walters Art Museum’s 80th anniversary as a public institution, the museum will display be 200 works of art in seven galleries, “From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story,” will take you on a up-close and personal tour of William and Henry Walters’ personal art collection.

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New grant program makes it easier for Maryland seniors to age in place

Accessible Homes for Seniors provides money for home improvements

Maryland senior citizens that own their homes may have more options to age in place under a new program that provides grants of up to $25,000 for improvements such as grab bars and railings, the installation of ramps or the widening of doorways.

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Rare blood cancer has higher Incidence in African Americans

Although it is a rare blood cancer, multiple myeloma is an aggressive and rapidly progressive illness that causes certain white blood cells, normally responsible for combating illnesses, to be overproduced.

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Smart tips to make fall lawn care easier

A beautiful lawn is important for a lovely home, but when those autumn leaves begin to fall, some extra effort is required to keep things picture perfect. This once meant firing up noisy machinery and piling up bag after bag of yard waste. Now that we live in more environmentally-conscientious times, this might not seem like such a responsible idea.

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Film Review: 'Dear White People'

The film “Dear White People” is a satirical drama written and directed by Justin Simien.

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United Way Family Center opens in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay to support teen parents

United Way of Central Maryland announced the grand opening of the United Way Family Center, the organization’s first school-based family support center, which will provide free services to Baltimore City parents in ninth through twelfth grades so they may continue attending school. The center opened to families on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

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Stevie Wonder brings legendary songs to Washington

Area residents will get the second chance in less than a month to relive the glory days of the Motown sound.

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Meet Don W. Lucas: A male breast cancer survivor’s story

Sitting in a waiting room full of women at The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Don Lucas waits patiently for the next name to be called.

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Entrepreneurs of the Week: Kimberley McDaniel, Denise Leonard Howard and Valerie Walker

Who says friends can’t work together? Three lovely women are not only friends but business partners and from speaking with them you can tell that they genuinely love and respect each other.

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Safe ways to trick-or-treat

What would Halloween be without trick-or-treating? For youngsters, so much of the fun of Halloween involves scouring the neighborhood with friends in search of candy.

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