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  • A Baltimore family fears the worst about missing son

    A Baltimore family fears the worst about missing son
    Robert Branch stepped into his house in West Baltimore Thursday night, breathless from the cold. I wanted to ask about his 33-year-old son, also named Robert, who is listed with police as a missing person. Branch, a UPS driver, was eager to talk, but he had to catch his breath first.
  • Connecting city kids to health care careers

    Connecting city kids to health care careers
    Trevor entered my 11th grade Baltimore biology class without a strong science background. He didn't know what the heart did, what cells were or why DNA was important. Yet two months later, he wrote one of the best essays in the class comparing...

    Project HEAL helps families navigate the disabilities maze

    Project HEAL helps families navigate the disabilities maze
    She has been intellectually disabled and mostly deaf since early childhood. Cerebral palsy leaves her movements stiff. She has yet to be potty-trained. But for years, her family says, the public schools in which 15-year-old Colbi Wike was enrolled...

    Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials

    Local volunteer groups combine service with social to target millennials
    It's shortly after 1 p.m. on a Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Several dozen young people, many decked out in trim-fitting athletic gear, gather under a pavilion. A plastic storage bin is stocked with cans of Miller Lite and Bud Light. Two grills are...

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....