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Every four years for a total of eight days, politicians, state delegates, political pundits, celebrities, photographers and protesters come together at the Republican and Democratic national conventions in separate US cities. This year, the RNC was held in Cleveland and the DNC in Philadelphia. Most of the action was inside the convention halls with police and protesters keeping things cool on the streets outside.
Photos by Karl Merton Ferron, text by Joshua Land
Spring training is a time to prepare and warm up for the grind of another six-month baseball season.
It’s a time for players to gain favor as club officials evaluate who will be one of the lucky 25 to go north in April, and who will disperse among the minor league affiliates.
At the Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., much of the roster is already determined. Few spots are up for grabs. But this spring carries weight for an Orioles team with a record payroll coming off a disappointing .500 season. So, browse images of the assembled players stretching, practicing and bonding amid the balmier Florida temperatures leading up to the start of Grapefruit League play the first week of March.
Text by Scott Dance
With two feet or more of snow predicted, this weekend’s blizzard will likely rank Baltimore’s biggest winter storms. The so-called “Knickerbocker” storm of 1922 dropped 26.5 inches of snow in Baltimore and killed 98 people when it collapsed the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C. It was expected to surpass the 21.3 inches that fell during the “Great Arctic Outbreak” of 1899. It will be hard to ever top the back-to-back storms of “Snowmageddon” in February 2010 were, with a combined 44.5 inches of snowfall over five days.