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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

WEATHER

mostly cloudy skies in the Baltimore area, with showers and a high near 81 degrees. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 60 degrees.

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for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.

FROM LAST NIGHT...

: Political consultant Julius Henson plans to suggest in court this week that he is being prosecuted by the state's Democratic establishment only because he dared to work for Republicans, his attorney said Monday.

: Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

: Free circulator bus service will be extended to Fort McHenry in Locust Point, city officials said Monday. Called the Banner Route, the new service will provide a free bus link to the historic site beginning in June, in time for bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812.

: On Monday, in their first trip to new Yankee Stadium this season, the red-hot Orioles once again received an outstanding pitching performance from Jason Hammel, but couldn't score for him in a 2-1 defeat.

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: Just four months before high-speed cars are scheduled to race through downtown streets, the IndyCar Series is seeking a new team to take over the beleaguered race. Downforce Racing LLC has not begun marketing the event or selling tickets.

: About 100 U.S. Secret Service agents will take part in a two-day ethics training this week to be overseen by professors at the Johns Hopkins University -- a response to the widening prostitution scandal that began in Colombia, agency and university officials said Monday.

: Eleven city schools have introduced salad bars -- part of a larger trend in Baltimore and statewide to provide students with more healthful meals. On Tuesday, the city will announce the installation of the salad bars in 10 more schools.

: Drug-addiction specialists who say methadone is one of the most effective ways to treat opiate dependency are hoping a new study led by a University of Maryland School of Medicine assistant professor debunks concerns that the clinics breed crime and drag down neighborhoods.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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