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Nathan Barksdale, who inspired ‘The Wire,’characters, dies (access required)

A Baltimore drug kingpin who inspired characters on HBO’s “The Wire” has died while serving a term in federal prison in North Carolina. Baltimore Health Department spokesman Sean Naron confirmed on Tuesday that 54-year-old Nathan Barksdale died in a medical ...

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Editorial: Big shoes to fill for police commissioner’s replacement

Baltimore is losing its police commissioner. And what a loss it will be. Frederick H. Bealefeld III is retiring Aug. 1. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the commissioner, who is 49 and has been with the department for 31 years, had ...

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Sonja Sohn’s full testimony at ‘Defending Childhood’ hearing (access required)

"I remember watching in horror as my mother's head lay on the chopping block of our kitchen counter while my father held a large butcher's knife to her throat, as she cried and begged to be put out of her misery."

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