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BALTIMORE (AP) The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development says HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will visit Baltimore Gas and Electric offices to discuss job creation. BGE received $200 million in federal stimulus funding earlier this week for its smart meter program.

HEREFORD, Md. (AP) White thread that didn't match a cross country runner's black undershorts disqualified his fourth-place finish and cost his high school the county title on Monday in Baltimore County. School officials say the new rule does not affect how the race is run, but it is in the rule book.

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