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  • Northwestern High School at 6900 Park Heights Ave., is one of the schools slated for closing in the city school system's 10-year plan.
Northwestern High School at 6900 Park Heights Ave., is one of… (Algerina Perna, Baltimore…)
November 28, 2012

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, then sunny, with a high near 46. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 33.

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City schools unveil 10-year plan, school closures: In the next 10 years, Baltimore's school system will have a leaner, modernized look under a proposed $2.4 billion facilities plan that calls for closing 26 school buildings and upgrading 136 others.

State highway speed cameras criticized by audit: Maryland's legislative auditors criticized the State Highway Administration for inadequate monitoring of its speed camera program, saying the state began using the cameras without conducting sufficient tests or having the devices independently calibrated to ensure they were functioning properly.

Baltimore man near death after severe prison beating: A 20-year-old man serving an 18-month prison sentence at a correctional facility in Cumberland was severely beaten there Monday and is now close to death, according to his family and state corrections officials.

ACC files suit against Maryland for exit fee: The Atlantic Coast Conference has sued the University of Maryland, seeking a declaration that the school owes the full $52,266,342 stipulated by the conference’s constitution.

Meeting on Benghazi attack fails to dampen criticism: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice conceded Tuesday that an early account she gave about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, was partly inaccurate, but her admission failed to win over Republican senators who accused her of misleading the public.


TERPS: In their first true road game of the season, the Terps dominated the boards and got a career-high 23 points from Dez Wells in a 77-57 victory over Northwestern.

RAVENS: Sunday's second showdown against the rival Steelers could also bring the Ravens their second AFC North title in as many years.

Peter Schmuck: There's no question that Ray Rice's game-saving first down in San Diego will go down as one of the most improbable plays in Ravens history. Still, the case can be made that it wasn't the team's greatest play in the past 13 months.

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From b: Those waiting impatiently for Baltimore's own version of Wale should call off the search. instead check out these five rising Baltimore rappers.

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