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    BALTIMORE (AP) Environment Maryland says a new report will document how global warming could lead to more extreme weather events. The group releases the new report today in Baltimore's Fells Point waterfront neighborhood, which was flooded by Hurricane Isabel in 2003.

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) Maryland officials say law enforcement and commercial pilots face more danger from blinding lasers from the ground. Maryland State police and Baltimore city and county police officials are gathering at Martin State Airport today to discuss actions they'll take to identify and prosecute people who target pilots with laser pointers.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) An 18-year-old convicted of assaulting a deputy sheriff who asked him to stop texting in a courtroom has been sentenced to a month in jail. Demonte Jones of Baltimore was sentenced yesterday.

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) The Army has a new test track in Maryland to help satisfy the need for speed and safety in war-fighting vehicles. The ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon at Aberdeen Proving Ground north of Baltimore marks the opening of the Pentagon's first contiguous, flat track for sustained high-speed vehicle testing.

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    Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

    If you think downhill ski racing is dangerous, then you've never seen the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, in which competitors hurl their bodies down a steep hill, chasing a wheel of cheese.
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    Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes

    Palm oil growers are setting their sights on Africa as they amp up production. More than half of the land that's been set aside for plantations in Africa overlaps with ape habitats, researchers say.
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    Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

    Virginia's Tim Kaine and other Democrats are trying to overturn the ruling with legislation they say will protect female workers.
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    Friday Feline Fun: A Ranking Of The Most Famous Internet Cats

    Forget the Forbes Celebrity 100. This is the Friskies 50 — the new definitive guide of the most influential cats on the Internet. The list is based on a measure of the cats' social media reach.

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