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A Southeast Baltimore daycare worker has been charged in connection with the death of a baby girl at the center. Julius White reports.

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First Edition May 25: Ken Jost Discusses Muslim Ban Ruling; NC Racial Redistricting Ruling

First Edition’s Supreme Court expert Ken Jost discusses the Muslim travel ban ruling against the Trump administration, as well as a North Carolina racial redistricting ruling by the Supreme Court.

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Thursday Morning Jam Session: Jazz Trombonist Rufus Roundtree

The Baltimore Blend's Thursday Morning Jam Session welcomes another high energy, no limit music experience with jazz trombonist Rufus Roundtree.

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Hip, Hippo Hooray For 'River Of Teeth'

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In 1909, the United States was suffering a shortage of meat. At the same time, Louisiana's waterways were being choked by invasive water hyacinth. Louisiana Congressman Robert F. Broussard proposed an ingenious solution to both those problems: Import hippos to eat the water hyacinth; then, eat the hippos.

Fifty years ago, The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It's acknowledged nearly universally as one of the most well-known and influential rock albums of all time — and critic Colin Fleming argues that the artwork on the cover is just as important as the music.

For many people, New Orleans is practically synonymous with jazz; it's the birthplace of both the music and many of its leading lights, from Louis Armstrong to Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. But now, one organization is working to draw attention to the city's history of opera music.

Sherpas are extraordinary human beings.

In the high peaks of the Himalayas, members of the Nepalese ethnic group are famous for their speed-climbing records, ascents of routes that no one has ascended before, expert guiding and other skills.

What makes Sherpas so good at climbing into the wispy atmosphere of the world's tallest mountains?

Nearly every weekend since Inauguration Day, President Trump has flown from Washington to one of his homes outside the capital. Most often he's stayed at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla.

In April, he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping there for a summit meeting, and in February he invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe down for a round of golf.

Trump has also overnighted at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

All the travel means a lot of work for the United States Secret Service, the legendary agency which protects presidents and their families.

When Mexican-American artist Nora Litz first talked with her students about immigration — she was shocked to hear how scared they were.

Receiving a diagnosis in 2017 — at least one made at a medical center outfitted with the latest clinical gadgetry — might include a scan that divides your body into a bread loaf of high-resolution digital slices. Your DNA might be fed through a gene sequencer that spits out your mortal code in a matter of hours. Even your smartphone might soon be used to uncover health problems.

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Stepping Out with Your Girl Cheryl: May 26-28

Hi, this is Your Girl Cheryl with What’s Hot this Memorial Day Weekend!

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