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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says a white fungus linked to a fatal bat disease apparently has been found for the first time in Maryland. The agency says it has sent carcasses and fungus samples from a cave near Cumberland to a lab for confirmation. Meanwhile, it's asking Maryland cave enthusiasts to help limit the spread of the disease.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley has met with the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to discuss legislation the governor is backing to strengthen laws against sex offenders. O'Malley says he believes substantial progress is being made on moving the legislation out of the committee.

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Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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