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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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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


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So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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