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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A state panel has put new Maryland death penalty protocols submitted by Gov. O'Malley on hold for further review. A hearing has not yet been scheduled before the panel, and it's unclear whether one will take place this year.

EASTON, Md. (AP) Easton police have charged a man with burning, shaking and breaking the arm of his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter. Authorities arrested 39-year-old Earl Luther Wilt Jr. of Easton on Thursday and charged with assault and child abuse.

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