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Baltimore’s enduring eccentricities shine at Christmas

Filmmaker John Waters poses in 2017 for a photograph during an interview with The Associated Press at his home in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

From kitschy ornaments to model train extravaganzas and a holiday song dedicated to bottom-feeding crustaceans, Baltimore’s unique brand of quirky creativity really shines at Christmas. For moviemaker John Waters, the city’s favorite offbeat son, the Yuletide season offers up a ...

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Island of misfit toys, UPS expects 1.3M returns in one day

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, UPS employee Justin Sims prepares to place a package on a conveyor belt while unloading a container at Worldport in Louisville, Ky. UPS says it will deliver a record 1.3 million returns to retailers on Jan. 5, dubbed “National Returns Day” and about 5 million during the first week of 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Christmas is the season of giving, and January the month of returns. UPS expects to deliver 1.3 million packages back to retailers on Jan. 5, celebrated by the delivery service, but no one else, as “National Returns Day.” Surging online ...

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