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A prominent trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital who survived being shot as a teen, operates on gunshot victims in Baltimore and advocates for gun violence prevention on the national level says he recently had a “death threat" placed on the windshield of his car.

As the world’s oceans and estuaries lose dissolved oxygen — about 2% internationally in the last 50 years — that’s something that could elevate the gelatinous zooplankton to a position of dominance in the Chesapeake Bay’s food chain, researchers from the University of Maryland Center of Environmental Science wrote in a report on ocean deoxygenation released last December.

Candidates in Baltimore’s crowded mayoral race pledged Saturday to regain control of what some called a city in crisis, appealing to voters during one of the first public forums of the campaign.

The United States is known as "the land of the free," and many Americans are proud of the freedoms our country grants. But even though Americans are given the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," there are some small, surprising things that citizens can't do in the U.S. At both the national and state levels, there are certain laws that are petty or peculiar, especially compared to the rest of the world. Whether it's a food the government has deemed "dangerous" or a weird law on the books because of one wild person, here are 20 wacky things that are surprisingly illegal in the United States. (This story originally appeared on The Active Times.)

The right toothbrush doesn't just leave you with a pearly white smile you're proud to show off in selfies-- it also means big things for your oral health. But does finding the right toothbrush mean shelling out big bucks for a pricey electric model? We spoke with our dental hygienist expert, Laura de Grassi, to get the lowdown on whether an expensive toothbrush...

Video of Thiru Vignarajah interacting with police during a late night traffic stop sparked a debate over whether the mayoral candidate was given special treatment when a police sergeant agreed to turn off his body-worn camera at Vignarajah’s request.

The wife of millionaire Towson Ponzi schemer Kevin Merrill was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore for her failed ruse to hide her husband’s cash from federal agents.

A man was killed in a double shooting in Essex early morning, Baltimore County police said.

Carolyn McFadden is one of four women killed in the first month of the year. Her killing comes after last year saw the most homicides for women in the last five years.

Two suspects are being sought in a string of robberies in Northwest Baltimore on Friday, including one that led to a struggle with a victim inside a Park Heights synagogue, Baltimore Police said.

The metalsmithing Kavanagh family found new income during Prohibition, easing Baltimore's thirst.

The 17th-ranked Maryland men's basketball team apparently needs about 20 minutes to warm up for a game, which would be just fine if it wasn’t after tipoff.

In Maryland’s 7th Congressional District race, leading female candidates file their legal disclosure forms, while male candidates fail to do so.


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