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BALTIMORE (AP) The parents of a 14-year-old Baltimore girl who died of swine flu are urging other parents to vaccinate their children. Destinee Parker died in late September. She had no underlying medical conditions that her parents or doctors are aware of.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon says she's "excited" about the prospect of putting theft charges behind her. Dixon goes on trial next week. he Democratic mayor is accused of stealing gift cards donated for needy families. She has denied all wrongdoing and says "a lot of truth will come out" during court proceedings.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Board of Public Works has approved about $24 million in stadium-related projects, including a new scoreboard at M+T Bank Stadium. The new scoreboard will cost about $4 million to replace the one that has been in place since the stadium opened in 1998.

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