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Safe Streets outreach coordinator Dante Barksdale says right after a shooting, the injured almost always talk. "Some of them want revenge, right then and there," he says. "Some of them are afraid. They're thinking about their brother or their homeboy. 'Is my man all right? He was with me!' They're real vulnerable. They got questions." Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Baltimore Sees Hospitals As Key To Breaking A Cycle Of Violence
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Baltimore Struggles To Protect Children From Lead Paint
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Before Flint, Lead-Contaminated Water Plagued Schools Across U.S.
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Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?
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A recurring bone infection landed Robert Peace in the hospital five times after a 2004 car accident fractured a hip. He blames his readmissions on a lack of follow-up care. Doug Kapustin for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Officer William Porter's trial has ended in a mistrial. He is one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. His case is the first to come to court. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Baltimore Residents Wary As Freddie Gray Trials Slated To Begin
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"The Block is like living," outreach worker Nathan Fields says. "These relationships, you've got to keep them flourishing." Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help
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Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner, is eager to see hospitals in the city pitch in on public health. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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In Maryland, A Change In How Hospitals Are Paid Boosts Public Health
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