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BALTIMORE (AP) Officials say a proposed wind farm in western Maryland would help the state meet renewable energy goals but homeowners who live near the site say the impact on their safety hasn't been adequately considered. Synergics Wind Energy wants to build a 50-megawatt wind farm near Oakland in Garrett County.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A military judge has sentenced a former U.S. Naval Academy football player to two years in prison with a year suspended for stealing charge cards from fellow teammates out of their lockers. Christopher O. Rivers pleaded guilty today to larceny and forgery charges.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved the auction of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park despite the objection of the former owners. The judge gave the approval today to Magna Entertainment Corporation, which is the bankrupt owner of the Maryland tracks.

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

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