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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Comptroller Peter Franchot says the Maryland beverage industry has agreed to stop selling alcoholic energy drinks. He says his office asked the industry to voluntarily stop selling the drinks.

BALTIMORE (AP) Community activist and city government employee Tessa Hill-Aston has been elected president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP. Hill-Aston was elected yesterday to replace Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, who led the civil rights organization for nearly six years. She'll be the first woman to lead the branch in nearly 30 years.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have yet to find an effective cornerback duo, and the secondary's collective inability to stop the pass has become a primary concern for a defense in danger of losing its reputation as one of the best in the NFL. The Ravens play Carolina on Sunday.

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