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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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    'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
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    Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

    The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
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    The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

    The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.
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    Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

    Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

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