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By Meymo Lyons

The defense has rested in the theft trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon.

Prosecutors allege Dixon used gift cards intended for the needy for her personal shopping sprees. The defense took only Tuesday afternoon and part of Wednesday morning to present its case.

Earlier Tuesday, visiting Judge Dennis Sweeney agreed with the defense that the evidence was insufficient to proceed with two charges related to gift cards provided by the mayor's former boyfriend, developer Ronald Lipscomb. He dismissed two of the seven charges the mayor faced.

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