Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

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WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for cloudy conditions in the Baltimore area, with a slight chance of showers, a high near 75 and south winds between 7 and 9 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

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FROM THE WEEKEND...

Relive Sailabration: Look through Baltimore Sun photos of the Blue Angels and other Sailabration festivities from the weekend.

Also see:
Video: Blue Angels soar above Sailabration
The Darkroom: Blue Angels in focus
Reader photos from Sailabration
BSO's 'Overture for 2012' draws rousing response
With heavy police presence, Sailabration unmarred by violence

Baltimore Pride event becomes same-sex marriage rally: The Baltimore Pride Festival was as much political rally as it was party Sunday, with supporters of same-sex marriage galvanizing a base of thousands to attempt to win a looming ballot fight. Dozens of volunteers for both the Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition and President Barack Obama's re-election campaign spread throughout Druid Hill Park on the final day of Baltimore Pride -- the annual celebration of the city's gay and lesbian community -- passing out stickers, selling T-shirts, registering voters and enlisting supporters.

Columbia Wegmans opens to large crowd: "It's even bigger than we expected," store manager Wendy Webster said of Sunday's opening of a Wegmans store in Columbia. An estimated 2,000 customers were in line at 7 a.m. yesterday to be among the first to see the new 135,000-square foot supermarket.

Chen, O's bullpen blank Braves: Wei-Yin Chen allowed no runs and six hits in seven innings and the bullpen finished the job, as the Orioles (39-27) beat the Braves, 2-0, to take two of three in Atlanta. The win was the Orioles' seventh in their past eight. The Orioles kept pace with the New York Yankees, winners of nine straight, and remained 1 1/2 games out of first in the AL East.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Urban farm raising greens, jobs: Farming in the city doesn't need a lot of land -- and sometimes not even arable land. On a South Baltimore parking lot, inside six plastic-covered greenhouses, a handful of urban farmers are raising a cornucopia of greens in a thin layer of imported soil. Big City Farms is the name of this budding agricultural enterprise, operating on land now owned by the National Aquarium. Though this operation is just 16 months old, the company's founders have big ambitions to expand farming throughout Baltimore and into other cities.

Baltimore to strip some liquor stores of licenses in rezoning effort: City health officials want to strip the licenses of dozens of liquor stores in predominantly poor Baltimore neighborhoods, linking the outlets to higher levels of violent crime. Health and planning officials said Friday that they will use a citywide rezoning effort to force some stores that don't conform to current law to move, shut or change their offerings.

NSA leaks investigation could be unique challenge for Rosenstein: Just days after Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosensteinand another federal prosecutor were appointed to look into national security leaks, a group of Republican senators called for their ouster, claiming the men can't be trusted to investigate the Obama administration because they work for it.

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