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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Jury deliberations have started in the case of a Maryland woman accused of killing two of her adopted children and storing their bodies in a freezer. Renee Bowman is on trial in Montgomery County, where the children are believed to have died.

BALTIMORE (AP) A former astronaut is taking up duties as deputy director at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. John Grunsfeld will be in charge of strategic planning for the orbiting Hubble telescope and an even more powerful telescope to be launched in 2014.

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