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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) Maryland state police say highway workers found a body in a cardboard box on the side of Interstate 70. State police spokeswoman Elena Russo says the sight of a large box in a remote location aroused suspicion. She says the workers had to look inside the box to discover the body.

ADELPHI, Md. (AP) Federal health experts say an experimental drug from Maryland-based Human Genome Sciences appears effective for treating lupus. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of experts voted 10-5 that the drug Benlysta substantially relieves pain and flare-ups caused by lupus.

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Nothing is straightforward about Donovan McNabb these days. It turns out the $40 million he is supposed to be guaranteed in his new contract could end up a mere $3.5 million.

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