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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland lawmakers find themselves facing a daunting $2 billion deficit as the 2010 legislative session opens later this week. The state's budget crunch will play a prominent role in the 90-day session.

BALTIMORE (AP) State officials will be outlining plans on how to strengthen the cyber security industry in Maryland. Gov. O'Malley is scheduled to release a report today that's being touted as the state's first comprehensive inventory of the cyber security sector in Maryland.

BALTIMORE (AP) The Archdiocese of Baltimore says it has removed a priest from church duties following allegations of sexual misconduct. The archdiocese says the abuse allegedly occurred in the mid- to late-1980s while 62-year-old Father John Wielebski was serving at St. Dominic Church in Baltimore and the Monsignor Clare J. O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks. The priest denies the allegations.

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