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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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    Credibility Concerns Overshadow Release Of Gay Talese's New Book

    NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Paul Farhi of the Washington Post about Gay Talese's new book, The Voyeur's Hotel. The credibility of the book, which follows a self-proclaimed sex researcher who bought a hotel to spy on his guests through ventilator windows, has been called into question after Farhi uncovered problems with Talese's story.
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    Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

    Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
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    White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

    The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.
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    Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash Raises Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car using the "autopilot" feature. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Alex Davies of Wired about the crash and what it means for self-driving car technology.

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