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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) A Maryland woman convicted of killing her two adopted daughters and storing their bodies in a freezer in her home is scheduled to be sentenced today. Montgomery County prosecutors are asking for life in prison without the possibility of parole for 44-year-old Renee Bowman.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore police say two officers who were shot during a weekend traffic stop are in serious but stable condition after being hospitalized. Authorities say one of the officers was shot in the face and the other in the arm yesterday by a suspect who died from his wounds after police returned fire.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Maryland's freshman Democratic Congressman Frank Kratovil says concerns over cost led him to ultimately oppose health care reform legislation in the U.S. House. The House of Representatives voted 219-212 for the bill last night. It extends health care to tens of millions of Americans who lack it.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Spring revelers around Maryland shed their socks to celebrate the first day of spring. Some went so far as to burn them on Saturday. In keeping with a 30-year tradition, sailors at the Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis burned their socks by the water.

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