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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Montgomery County residents lined up overnight in a queue that stretched several blocks hoping to get swine flu vaccinations. County officials were prepared to distribute roughly 1,200 doses of the H1N1 vaccine, but that was not nearly enough to meet demand.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A state commission has approved a license for 1,500 slot machines at a Cecil County venue. The commission made the unanimous vote today to award a license to Penn Cecil, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming.

BALTIMORE (AP) Prosecutors in Baltimore say a man and woman have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a colleague, who is now paralyzed from the attack. Twenty-year-old Darryl Newsome and 24-year-old Keya Gardner were sentenced yesterday. The two were convicted in May.

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