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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) A Pennsylvania man convicted in the death of his girlfriend's infant daughter faces sentencing today in Hagerstown. A jury convicted 23-year-old Nicholas McKee in October of first-degree child abuse resulting in the January death of 5-week-old Bella Appel. Prosecutors said the child was shaken to death.

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) Montgomery County Police say a woman was raped at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. It happened about 11 a.m. yesterday. Authorities say the woman went into a women's rest room, where she was confronted by a man with a handgun.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) Frederick police have arrested two men they say robbed of third man of $9,000 worth of items. Eighteen-year-old Russell Smith of no fixed address, and 21-year-old Joshua McDonald of Frederick, were charged late Sunday with robbery, theft and assault.

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) Salisbury police say a suspect in a fatal shooting in September has been arrested in Connecticut. U.S. Marshals arrested 32-year-old Antonio Jones in Hartford, Conn. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of Devan Walls.

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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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