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    NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) Natural Resources Police have recovered the body of a Rising Sun man who was thrown from a boat when it hit a buoy in the Elk River last week. Officials found the body of 49-year-old Deforrest Wayne Timlin yesterday evening about 500 yards north of the accident site.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. O'Malley has sworn in Maryland's first African-American woman appellate judge. Judge Michele Hotten is now a member of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state's intermediate appellate court.

    BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland utility regulators will question Pepco executives on recent storm outages that have left many customers without power for days. Pepco executives are scheduled to appear this morning before the Maryland Public Service Commission in Baltimore.

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) A biotechnology services company says it's expanding its Frederick repository for cancer research specimens. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. of Waltham, Mass., plans to add more than 22,000 square feet to the Frederick site.

    BALTIMORE (AP) An advocacy group says it is pleased the interests of consumers will be protected under Baltimore Gas + Electric's revised smart meter program. BGE says it will go ahead with the program, which state regulators conditionally approved last week.

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    Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse Didi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
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    Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

    The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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    Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
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    Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

    Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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