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BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore's top prosecutor is calling for an outside agency to investigate rape complaints that some allege were summarily dismissed by police detectives. The city council president says he also supports holding an outside audit of cases highlighted by The Baltimore Sun.

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) A judge has sentenced a Glen Burnie man to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting a man outside a bar. Ricco Clifton Gough was convicted in May of second-degree murder and weapons violations in the 2009 shooting of Nathaniel Benjamin Wallace outside Dietrich's Tavern in Glen Burnie.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has thrown her high-wattage endorsement behind Republican Brian Murphy and not former Gov. Robert Ehrlich in the GOP governor's race. Palin announced the endorsement on Facebook, saying Murphy is a "commonsense conservative."

OLNEY, Md. (AP) Montgomery County police have arrested a man they say is responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti at a synagogue. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Ian Jacob Baron on Wednesday and charged him with malicious destruction of property and defacing religious property.

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Environmentalists Turn To Campaign Finance Reform To Advance Cause

Frustrated by the lobbying power of oil and gas companies, environmenalists are joining the call for campaign finance reform in Washington.

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FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

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