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BALTIMORE (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency plans to hold public meetings in the six Chesapeake Bay watershed states to discuss upcoming pollution limits. The hearings will be held in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and New York in November and December.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Prosecutors in Hagerstown are seeking two consecutive life terms for a man who set a house fire that killed his girlfriend's two adolescent daughters. Thirty-eight-year-old Clarence Meyers faces sentencing this afternoon.

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