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The almost-frozen Niagara Falls

The almost-frozen Niagara Falls

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The winter’s deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures.

The Niagara River keeps flowing below the ice cover, so the falls aren’t completely frozen over. But the massive ice buildup near the brink has become a tourist magnet for the second straight year after several relatively mild winters. – Tribune

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Life on “skid row” in Baltimore

Life on “skid row” in Baltimore

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At one time, skid rows were confined to a certain area of the city, near the urban center and on the beaten track. Then, urban renewal and decentralization of the city had taken their toll, leaving the Baltimore skid rows less clearly defined and the population dispersed throughout low-income sections of the city.

We gathered a collection of photos from The Sun’s reporting of the “skid rows” around Baltimore between the 1960s and 1980s.

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On the stump: Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan’s race for Maryland governor

On the stump: Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan’s race for Maryland governor

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Republican Larry Hogan’s campaign to “Change Maryland” scored a stunning upset Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor.

Anthony Brown, lieutenant governor since 2007, was running as the political heir to Gov. Martin O’Malley — with all its advantages and disadvantages. Larry Hogan, a real-estate businessman and former official in Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.’s administration, had crafted a campaign message that focuses on pocketbook issues.

Brown announced his candidacy for Governor of Maryland May 10, 2013. Hogan formally announced his candidacy January 21, 2014.

Here’s a look at each candidate’s path from their respective candidacy announcements to the November 4 election.

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Rough Cut: Baltimore Orioles sweep the Detroit Tigers and advance to the AL Championship Series

Rough Cut: Baltimore Orioles sweep the Detroit Tigers and advance to the AL Championship Series

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“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Sunday, photojournalists Lloyd Fox and Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Orioles as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in game three of the ALDS in Detroit. The Orioles advance to the American League Championship Series which will begin on Friday in Baltimore against the Kansas City Royals.
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Rough Cut: ALDS Game 1, Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers

Rough Cut: ALDS Game 1, Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers

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“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles post season game. This week photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron, Kenneth K. Lam and Jerry Jackson photographed the Baltimore Orioles as they take on the Detroit Tigers in game one of the American League Division Series.

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