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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The former Navy chief of legislative affairs at the Pentagon is getting a new and challenging assignment today: Vice Adm. Michael Miller is taking over as the 61st superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, relieving the current academy head Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler.

ARNOLD, Md. (AP) A broken sewer line in a city north of Annapolis spilled nearly 15,000 gallons of untreated sewage this past weekend. County spokesman Matt Diehl says the break in Arnold lasted took hours to fix on Sunday and the cause of the rupture is under investigation.

BALTIMORE (AP) Hundreds of mourners turned out for a vigil Monday night for the 70-year-old Baltimore church helper killed late last week by gunfire the eight homicide victim in a week of bloodshed in the city. Many wept at the death of Milton Hill, a volunteer caretaker at The Ark Church on East North Avenue.

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