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Bill seeks to encourage healthier snacking in Md.

Akil Patterson, Deputy Director of Sugar Free Kids Maryland, at the announcement that they will be proposing the “Maryland Health Vending Act” during the 2016 Legislative session, which would require vending machines to offer more healthy food options on state property.  (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

This story has been corrected. An explanation follows the story. If you tend to get sodas, chips and candy out of vending machines, a group of health advocates wants to you to consider something healthier. But they don’t want to ...

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Friends, family, admirers remember Bond in DC memorial

In this Oct. 13, 2006, file photo, Julian Bond, chairman of the Board for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, gestures as he talks to the media about the organization at The University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

WASHINGTON  — Friends and family of Julian Bond remembered the deceased civil rights leader as a man who left a lasting “invaluable imprint” on not only the civil rights movement but on people around the United States and the globe. ...

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Next steps discussed for struggling neighborhoods

Increasing tax credits to support investment in low-income communities, supporting summer jobs programs and helping ex-offenders expunge their criminal records are some of the priorities to help Baltimore's struggling neighborhoods, community activists said Monday. A week after riots erupted in Baltimore, a group of political, religious and community leaders met at the Greater Baltimore Urban League to discuss what the next steps for the low-income areas of the city ought to be. "[We need] to give an example for the nation as to how we can truly make a difference in Baltimore," said U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.

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Hill-Aston re-elected Baltimore NAACP president

The Baltimore City NAACP has re-elected Tessa Hill-Aston to a third term as president. She was first elected in 2011, the first woman in more than 40 years to lead the Baltimore branch since civil rights icon Enolia McMillan. “I am ...

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