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In Search of Ummah: A Live Event About Baltimore's Muslim Community

In this week's special hour-long episode of Rise of Charm City, we are sharing audio from an event we organized at Baltimore's Impact Hub on June 1st, which explored experiences from different Muslim communities here in Baltimore City.
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Episode Nine: Banks for the Memories

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Episode Eight: Where There's a Mill, There's a Way

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First Edition June 28: Inmates to be Eligible for Pell Grants; Hollywood All-Stars Talk BET Awards

Thousands of inmates will be eligible for Pell Grants to help pay for college courses under an Obama Administration directive to reduce recidivism. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses this with Kevin Shird, author of Lessons of Redemption.
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Two suicide bombers attacked a convoy of buses carrying Afghan police trainees, killing at least 30 people, according to reports from The Associated Press and Reuters.

The attack occurred about 12 miles west of Kabul, the AP says, citing Paghman district governor Mousa Rahmati. More than two dozen police trainees died, as well as four civilians, the AP says.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombings.

The attack involved two explosions, Rahmati told the AP.

Boris Johnson, who was widely considered a top candidate for U.K. prime minister once David Cameron steps down, has announced he will not be seeking the position.

The former mayor of London was a vocal proponent of the Brexit, and is a popular political figure — widely referred to as just "Boris."

He, like Cameron, is a member of the U.K.'s conservative party, which controls the British parliament; the party's members will be choosing Cameron's replacement over the course of this summer.

Donald Trump has staked his brand on winning. "We will have so much winning," he has said in this campaign, "if I get elected, that you may get bored with winning."

But can he win the presidential election? In a country that has changed rapidly demographically, Trump's best shot is to drive up turnout among white voters, especially white men. But how likely is that?

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After some 10,000 online tutorials in 10 years, Sal Khan still starts most days at his office desk in Silicon Valley, recording himself solving math problems for his Khan Academy YouTube channel.

"OK, let F of X equal A times X to the N plus," he says cheerfully as he begins his latest.

Khan Academy has helped millions of people around the world — perhaps hundreds of millions — learn math, science and other subjects for free.

An unscheduled meeting between the U.S. attorney general and former President Bill Clinton at an airport in Phoenix on Monday could present some unwanted political problems for both.

The former president, who was waiting to depart the state, boarded Loretta Lynch's government aircraft shortly after she landed in Arizona for a community policing event. Lynch later told reporters there the conversation centered on "his grandchildren."

"It was primarily social and about our travels," including golf he played, Lynch said.

Swimming superstar Michael Phelps made history again Wednesday night. At the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb., Phelps qualified for a record fifth Olympic games. He's the first American male swimmer to do that.

But Phelps is one of the few veterans having success so far at the trials. That's because a batch of young, first-time Olympians is stealing the show.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump traveled to the small city of Monessen, Pa., on Tuesday to speak about the impact of international trade on U.S. manufacturing jobs.

As he has before, Trump launched a full-throated attack on globalization, pinning the blame on politicians he says have allowed the U.S. manufacturing base to get hollowed out.

"We allowed foreign countries to subsidize their goods, devalue their currencies, violate their agreements and cheat in every way imaginable. And our politicians did nothing about it," he told the crowd.

The global economy is "here" and "done," President Obama said Wednesday — the question now is under what terms it will be shaped.

Obama spoke at a news conference that was dominated by questions about global trade, the effects of Brexit, and Donald Trump. It followed a summit meeting with the leaders of Canada and Mexico in Ottawa.


Thursday Morning Jam Session: Dr. John Lamkin

On this week's Thursday Morning Jam Session, the Baltimore Blend's Robert Shahid talks with trumpeter Dr. John Lamkin.
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In the Community

June Community Cares Partner: I Love Now!

I Love Now! is a 501(C) (3) non- profit organization that exists to motivate and empower individuals and groups to become agents of love who will affect change in their community and the world.
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