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  • 'Star-Spangled Banner' was once a song of drinking, sex

    'Star-Spangled Banner' was once a song of drinking, sex
    Americans this weekend will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song┬áthat praised drinking and sex.
  • Silo Point condo takes industrial living to a new level

    Silo Point condo takes industrial living to a new level
    Matt Nickasch's home is anything but typical — he lives in the tower of a repurposed grain silo in Locust Point. His condo on the 18th floor is marked as a "bin" instead of a unit, a nod to industrial days long gone. "I've always been a fan of...

    Fish kill over, but mystery continues

    Fish kill over, but mystery continues
    The fish kill affecting Baltimore Harbor and the Patapsco River appears to be over, according to a spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment. But state biologists are still unclear why an estimated 7,000 fish turned belly up so early in the...

    Maryland history comes to life in Green Mount Cemetery tour

    Maryland history comes to life in Green Mount Cemetery tour
    There was Enoch Pratt, the 19th-century businessman who established Baltimore's library system, laid to rest beneath a sandy brown obelisk. Not far away was Johns Hopkins, the entrepreneur and abolitionist and benefactor of the nation's first research...

    Michael Phelps suspended 6 months, won't swim in world championships

    USA Swimming has suspended Michael Phelps from competition for six months and removed him from its 2015 world championship team in response to the record-setting Olympian’s drunken-driving arrest in Baltimore last week. The punishment came the day...