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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Maryland Senate committee has made sharp cuts to stem cell research and a fund to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The Senate budget committee voted to cut stem cell research funds by half, to $6.2 million, and also halve bay cleanup to $10 million.

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) Baltimore County fire officials say a tanker truck hauling 2,600 gallons of diesel fuel has overturned, spilling its cargo and snarling Route 40 traffic. No injuries have been reported and hazmat crews are working to prevent the diesel from reaching nearby streams.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland's House has approved legislation intended to keep gang activity out of the state's schools. The measure would require educators and law enforcement to report the arrests of students for offenses that could be gang-related. It now goes to the Senate.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland Senators may amend a bill that originally proposed bringing new card games to one racetrack. Now the chamber says it may go a step further and expand card games to five additional locations but debate on the issue will continue Friday.

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