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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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