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News Wrap: New Guidelines Against Discriminatory Profiling; Official Close of Detention Center

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is issuing new guidelines aimed at stopping discriminatory profiling by police in the state. Frosh issued a memorandum yesterday calling on all law enforcement agencies in Maryland to ban profiling during routine police work based not only on race, but also ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability.
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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announces the state's new restrictions on racial profiling.
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First Edition Aug 26: Attorney General Brian Frosh Implements New Racial Profiling Guidelines

Eight months after the Justice Department announced new restrictions on racial profiling, Maryland has become the first state to implement guidelines prohibiting law enforcement officers from profiling based on race and other criteria. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who announced the guidelines on Tuesday, joins Sean Yoes to discuss racial cases in Maryland — including the current investigation of Freddie Gray, and the situation in Pocomoke City.
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Yes, it's a cliche: "Yoga saved my life."

Google the phrase, and you'll get 12 million matches!

But when Walter Mugbe says it, he really means it. It's not an exaggeration. It's the truth.

When Mugbe was 7, his dad, John, died in a car accident. His father was an electrician, and his salary supported the family of five children. Walter's mom, Catherine, didn't work. Suddenly, the family was in crisis. The two older siblings had a tough time. At a very young age, Walter Mugbe felt he had to make sure his younger siblings had enough to eat.

Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

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With egg freezing being touted as a way for women to potentially expand future childbearing options, the viability of those eggs when they're defrosted is still relatively unknown. The latest bit of guardedly good news is a short report in JAMA indicating that frozen eggs do indeed lead to live births after IVF nearly half the time — but that the odds of a live birth are almost 20 percent higher for IVF using fresh eggs.

This presidential campaign, Donald Trump may test the maxim that if you can't say anything nice, you shouldn't say anything at all.

Before a boisterous crowd of 1,400 in Greenville, S.C., on Thursday, Trump made no apologies for criticisms he's made about his fellow GOP rivals — even if it's that tone and attitude that has taken a toll on him in at least one area of the polls — an area Trump seems to have a myopic obsession with.

A three-judge panel for a U.S. appeals court has thrown out a lower-court decision that sought to stop the NSA from continuing to collect metadata on phone calls made by Americans.

The lower court ruling had found that the practice was unconstitutional.

Former President George W. Bush, whose legacy was irreparably marred by the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, is visiting New Orleans today to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

Bush and his wife, Laura, arrived Friday morning at Warren Easton Charter High School, where they met students, as well as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Kathleen Blanco, who was Louisiana governor when Katrina hit the city in August 2005.

Today, the National Zoo announced that the surviving cub of giant panda Mei Xiang is a boy.

Genetic testing also showed that he was sired by China's panda, Tian Tian, the zoo tweeted.

Once thought to be ephemeral and fleeting, the keeping of keepsakes online may be the best way to hold onto – and to share – historic photographs and documents.

In the wake of a massive hacking, the founder and CEO of the cheating website Ashley Madison has stepped down.

Noel Biderman had been at the center of controversy after hackers released information on 33 million people who had used to the site to try to cheat on their spouses.

Five-plus years into the history of PCHH, this is the first time we've found ourselves recording a full episode with just three of us — in this case me, Stephen and Glen. We gathered this week to talk about the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, which I previously reviewed on the blog over here.

Usain Bolt has addressed Thursday's encounter with a mobile cameraman on a Segway.

If you missed it, a cameraman lost control and ran into the elite runner just after he won the 200-meter final during the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

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Terence Blanchard at UVA's Old Cabell Hall in March.
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Watch Terence Blanchard's In-Studio Interview at WEAA

Blue Note Recording artist and multi Grammy award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard stopped by the WEAA studios at the end of June to chop it up with the Bassman.
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August CD: Terri Lyne Carrington's "The Mosaic Project"

It’s all about the Ladies on the latest release of Grammy Award winning percussionist, drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington.
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Jazz Master of the Month: James Spaulding

By some standards James Spaulding is considered to be under-recognized and under-appreciated. But most Jazz fans know him as one of the most critically acclaimed alto saxophonists and flautists in the business.
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Fresh Start Family Festival, sponsored by the Southern Baptist Church
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Fresh Start Family Festival, August 22 in Clifton Park

The annual Back to School Fresh Start Family Festival will be on August 22 in Clifton Park. The event offers youth job training, health screenings, and school supplies.
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