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BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore police officer is facing a maximum penalty of life without parole after being indicted yesterday on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of an unarmed man outside a nightclub. Officer Gahiji Tshamba is accused of shooting Tyrone Brown 12 times on June 5.

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) A family friend says a teenager from Maryland injured in the terrorist bombings in Uganda was being taken to a trauma center in Johannesburg, South Africa, for more tests. The friend says Emily Kerstetter of Ellicott City was at a restaurant in Kampala when the blasts occurred.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. Martin O'Malley says he respects the Obama administration's decision to sue Arizona over its immigration law but says job creation should be the focus of the next four months leading up to elections. The Obama administration sued Arizona last week over its immigration law.

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