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  • Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. Tensions…

  • NFL pick, Baltimore police officer’s son seeks equal justice

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — NFL draft pick and former Penn State standout Adrian Amos Jr. has a personal perspective on the Baltimore riots — he is from there and his father is a police…

  • Police: Half of those arrested during riots released

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say more than half of the people detained during Monday’s riots have been released without charges. Capt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman, says 201 people were arrested during the riots…

  • Fire crews prepare for more Baltimore protests

    BALTIMORE — More large-scale protests are planned this weekend in Baltimore, and city leaders are preparing for massive crowds. The police presence is already overwhelming. Now, fire crews are bulking up their ranks as well.…

  • A look at the knowns and unknowns in the Baltimore case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A week and a half after 25-year-old Freddie Gray died, there are still many unanswered questions about the explosive case. A look at some of the knowns and unknowns: WHY DID POLICE…

  • A wary peace after violence in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON — Baltimore began to return normalcy Wednesday morning as city schools opened and regular traffic flowing on most downtown streets, The Associated Press reports. (Classes, however, are canceled Wednesday for Prince George’s County students who…

  • Police, Hogan defend response to Baltimore unrest

    WASHINGTON — Baltimore’s police commissioner defended the city’s response to the unrest that erupted on the city’s streets Monday. In brief comments Tuesday evening, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake focused on the business owners and residents who…

  • Virginia Ali: The ‘heart and soul’ of Ben’s Chili Bowl

    From riots to presidential visits, 78-year-old Virginia Ali shares the long and storied history of her husband\’s iconic D.C. restaurant Ben\’s Chili Bowl.

  • WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

    Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.