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As Montgomery County's demographics change, another shift is underway. Immigrants, many of whom grew up farming in their home countries, are taking over small pockets of the land — part of what advocates say is a national trend that is most pronounced in West Coast states such as California and Washington.

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.

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.

Spend enough time traveling around the United States and you’ll realize that there’s a lot of weird stuff to discover here. There are enough absolutely bonkers roadside attractions to last you a lifetime, creepy haunted places can be found in nearly every state, and even the most well-known historical attractions have their own wild secrets. In fact, even if you’ve lived in a state for your entire life, we bet that you still don’t know all of its most surprising facts and secrets. We’ve tracked down some of the strangest facts about every state and Washington, D.C., and even these oddities are just scratching the surface. (Dan Myers, The Daily Meal)

Cast iron has become trendy topic for amateur chefs recently. So he seemed like the perfect person to ask, what's the difference between cheap and expensive cast iron, and what's the deal with common brands like Lodge versus luxury brands like Le Creuset? Here's what he found: He started with the cheapest possible three-piece set he could find on Amazon-- something...

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.

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.

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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This 2020 voter guide includes responses to surveys conducted by the Baltimore Sun Editorial Board. We asked candidates to tell us about themselves, list their qualifications for office and respond to policy questions. Their answers are in their own words and are unedited.

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