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"The Orator"

Nov 16, 2017

Though one of America's greatest orators of the time, Edward Everett, gave a grand speech at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg, it was Abraham Lincoln's brief address, consisting of only 272 words, that will forever be remembered. 

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Last night's snowfall has left this morning's roads icy; officials urge you to be careful on untreated roads, bridges, and overpasses -- and to drive more slowly and carefully than usual.

Some schools are changing their schedules:

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has signed into law the so-called “ban the box” bill, requiring most city employers not to ask most job applicants about their criminal histories until extending a conditional job offer.

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Democratic gubernatorial debate: The three main candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor debated last night at the University of Maryland in College Park. Click here to get a recap from WYPR's Christopher Connelly and Matt Tacka.

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Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur has officially entered the 2014 governor’s race. Plus: health exchange news, the minimum wage, a new contract for Giant and Safeway workers, offshore wind, higher fines proposed for sewage spills, schools to close in Baltimore, and more.

Governor Martin O'Malley will speak at today's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  More on today's events, plus: Grand Prix-related road closures, dolphin deaths, Labor Day travel projections, a bid for the 2024 Olympics, and more.

Grand Prix Street Closures, Delayed Rule Changes for Chicken Manure Use, DC-Based Federal Workers Urged to Stay Home on Wednesday, the NWS Confirms A Tornado In Harford County Earlier This Month, and more…