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16-year-old rapper 23 Rackz shot dead while filming music video

An up-and-coming teenage rapper was shot dead in Washington, DC Thursday morning while he was shooting a music video. Justin Johnson, 16, who performs under the name 23 Rackz, was found shot in the Southeast section of the district just before 11:30 a.m., according to WTTG-TV. The Temple Hills, Maryland “Hook” artist released an album entitled “Rookie of the Year” in 2021 and was considered part of the DMV rap genre, a regional percussion-heavy style pioneered in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Moments before Johnson was gunned down, he posted an Instagram story that shared his location, according to a YouTube account that specializes in drill rap content. Police were reportedly offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the teen’s killer.
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Upperclassmen lift Michigan offense in revenge over Maryland

If there is a time to peak as a player or a team, it is in the conference tournament. Although the Michigan baseball team got swept by Maryland two weeks ago, it came into the tournament scoring nine or more runs in its last five games. The Wolverines have proven...
Michigan Daily

Michigan keeps pressure on, defeats Maryland 15-8

The Michigan baseball team had its second ninth-inning lead in as many days, and once again junior right-hander Cameron Weston was on the mound. The seven run lead for the Wolverines was a significant cushion, but it was one he wouldn’t need. As Weston dealt to the Maryland offense — who in previous matchups powered over Michigan pitching — with ease, delivering a trio of strikeouts, sealing the victory for his team.

USAA hosts Poppy Wall display honoring 645,000+ US troops lost since WWI

The military and veteran-oriented insurance and financial services company USAA is hosting an exhibit over Memorial Day weekend that pays tribute to the more than 645,000 U.S. service members who gave their lives in service to the country since the First World War. The Poppy Wall, commissioned by USAA, is...
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‘Human Library’ in Frederick Brings Stories to Life

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Everyone knew each other on McKinstry’s Mill Road in the 1960s. Black families lived in roughly 10 houses in the community outside Union Bridge, Barbara Thompson, 74, recalled. Children addressed elders as Mr. or Mrs. as a sign of respect. Neighbors looked out for...

Kids get Long COVID, too. Experts are racing to understand it

Sign up for the Fortune Features email list so you don’t miss our biggest features, exclusive interviews, and investigations. A year ago this month, Dr. Alexandra Brugler Yonts opened a clinic with hopes to shutter it quickly. “When we started, we weren’t sure how long we’d be open—we thought...

These Are the Counties In the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area Where COVID-19 Is Growing the Fastest

After adding over 699,000 new cases throughout the last week, the U.S. now has more than 82.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 990,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In the past week, there were an average […]

Mike Sgarbossa 2022 Report Card

Mike Sgarbossa is one of those veteran AHLers that hardly gets NHL playing time but this past season saw him suit up for 10 games with the Washington Capitals while spending the rest of the season leading the Hershey Bears. Let’s see how he did. Sgarbossa scored two goals...

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals 5/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

The Colorado Rockies will go against the Washington Nationals in MLB action in Nationals Park, DC, on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 6:05 PM ET. After dropping on Thursday, the Rockies now lost 13 of their previous 17 games and are now 6-13 on the road. They are currently in last place in the National League West, 10 games behind first and two matches behind fourth.

This is what Memorial Day means to these local veterans

LEOMINSTER — When people across the country gather Monday to mark Memorial Day, Tim Dennehy will remember someone he knew who died in the Vietnam War. Dennehy, who served in the Marines, said his neighbor is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. “Later on, I worked...

Assault in Rockville parking lot

Montgomery County police were called to a parking lot in Rockville on Tuesday morning, after an individual reported having been the victim of a second-degree assault there. The assault was reported in the 7600 block of Standish Place at 7:00 AM, according to crime data. That is an office park area across from the headquarters of the American Red Cross.

Several Families in Olney Displaced After Friday’s Storm

Friday’s Thunderstorms, which also brought Tornado Warninga for several parts of the county, caused damages to a handful of homes on Tanterra Way in Olney when all was said and done on Friday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services PIO Pete Piringer. Piringer showed the damage...

Picture of the Week: “Flying ship” over Ashburn’s Beaverdam Reservoir

An unusual flying vehicle was photographed flying over the Beaverdam Reservoir in Ashburn on Thursday. And it turns out there’s a fascinating story behind this identified flying object. It’s called a “flying ship” and it was a model prototype out for testing. It’s being produced and piloted by the...

Del. Lopez on living through a school shooting (Part 1)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDVM) — On Capitol Review with Tasmin Mahfuz, Maryland Delegate Lesley Lopez recounts her personal experience of surviving a school shooting, her reaction to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School and her advice for parents on talking to children about school shootings. Watch the full conversation in the video above.

Memorial Day Weekend Outlook; Quiet and Comfortable with a Warming Trend

WASHINGTON (7News) — The cold front from Friday is through the region leading to quieter, cooler and less humid conditions for the start of the holiday weekend. The storm threat has ended, but the National Weather Service will like send out a survey team to take a look at some of the damage in areas under tornado warnings Friday afternoon and evening.

Jury's duty in Depp-Heard trial doesn't track public debate

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A seven-person civil jury in Virginia will resume deliberations Tuesday in Johnny Depp's libel trial against Amber Heard. What the jury considers will be very different from the public debate that has engulfed the high-profile proceedings. For six weeks, testimony focused on details of alleged...
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Wakefield crew program growing into champions

For the Wakefield Warriors High School crew program, success has come in increasing numbers during recent seasons. As the size of the team has swelled significantly, varsity eight and other shells have started placing much higher in regattas, including a watermark standout performance May 14 at the Virginia State Scholastic Rowing Championships at Sandy Run Regional Park on the Occuquan River.