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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) Last year, Gov. O'Malley told the Maryland Association of Counties annual winter conference that there would be "lots of cuts all around" to address a $1.9 billion budget deficit. O'Malley must submit the state's annual budget later this month and finds himself in a similar predicament this year as the state faces a deficit of about $2 billion.

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) A former Bethesda honors student is set to be sentenced today for possessing bomb-making chemicals. Twenty-year-old Collin McKenzie-Gude pleaded guilty in September.

BALTIMORE (AP) A tearful Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is promising a smooth transition as she leaves office following a plea agreement. In her first public remarks since agreeing to resign, she said yesterday she is sad because she has a great staff, not because of the decision she made.

BALTIMORE (AP) A federal judge has sentenced a Maryland man to 30 years in prison for killing his 8-year old stepson while the family was stationed in Japan. Twenty-eight-year-old Roberto DeLeon of Glen Burnie was convicted in October of murder in the 2007 slaying of Jordan Peterson.

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