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BALTIMORE (AP) One of the developers who gave Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon holiday gift cards she's accused of stealing has testified against her at her trial. Patrick Turner testified Monday that the cards were intended for city children, not the mayor's personal use.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Montgomery County police have identified the man who died after falling off a ladder while trimming a tree branch. Thirty-five-year-old Hector Say Cupil of Germantown died Saturday in Bethesda. Police say Cupil fell about 30 feet to the ground and the chain saw he was using caused an injury to his upper body.

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