Baltimore, Maryland, a major American city, the 21st most populous in the nation, is located on an upper tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, roughly 40 miles from Washington, D.C., and 100 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is home to the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Ravens, and Baltimore Orioles. An industrial city, Baltimore played a critical role in the historical development of the United States. More recently, Baltimore has been beset by violence, stemming to a large degree from the drug trade that has plagued—if not defined—the ...

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