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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) The Montgomery County Council has endorsed a plan to add reversible high-occupancy toll lanes on parts of Interstate 270. Solo commuters would have to pay to use the lanes endorsed in an informal vote yesterday, but carpools, vans and buses could travel on them for free.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Maryland senator has asked the Pentagon for information on how many troops in war zones have been prescribed antidepressants while they were deployed. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin sent a letter yesterday to Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressing concern about how antidepressant drugs are being administered troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) The Howard County Board of Health has voted to ban people under age 18 from using indoor tanning devices. The unanimous vote taken yesterday takes effect tomorrow.

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