The attack on a Maryland newspaper has rattled a historic community. But some say life is already returning to normal

Before the horrific shooting in which five people were killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper, Annapolis was known as a quaint and genteel city. More than 350 years old, built in red brick, it is the type of place where sailing and lacrosse are as big as baseball and football, and where antique shops and B&Bs are major economic engines.

The Maryland state legislature still meets in an 18th-century building, just down the hall from where George Washington resigned from the Continental army. Prior to the attack on the Capital Gazette on Thursday, the most notable act of violence to occur in the city may have been a battle in 1655 that is generally known as the last skirmish of the English civil war.

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