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The city's police are fighting illegal guns rather than drugs. Will it cut down on violence?

Here's Al Jazeera's harrowing report on Baltimore. The foreign news organization has dedicated more time and attention to the ailing American city than all its cable news competitors combined. A reminder that TV news is capable of so much more than it typically offers.

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