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    BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore police say a man became distraught as a doctor briefed on his mother's condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital and shot the doctor. The man later shot and killed himself and his mother in her hospital room.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland revenue estimates have been revised upward by $88.6 million for fiscal year 2011. The Board of Revenue Estimates today revised the state's general fund revenue estimate to $13.1 billion for fiscal year 2011.

    WASHINGTON (AP) Delaware's GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell is scheduled to speak at the conservative Family Research Council's fifth annual Values Voter Summit in Washington. The chairman of the group's political action committee, Tony Perkins, says O'Donnell will speak at the event tomorrow afternoon.

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The main reason Maryland is undefeated after two games is the same reason the Terrapins lost three of four last September. Defense. The Terps should get a much better indication of the defense's progress Saturday against Number 21 West Virginia on the road.

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