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BALTIMORE (AP) Investigators say a five-alarm fire in Baltimore's adult entertainment district was not accidental, but they haven't yet determined if it was arson. The Dec. 6 fire destroyed a building that was home to two strip bars and an adult bookstore and formed a cloud of black smoke over downtown.

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) A military jury is expected to vote soon on a punishment for an Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief. Military proceedings against Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin are expected to wrap up today at Fort Meade in Maryland.

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) Ocean City plans a public hearing in February to get public opinion on replacing the 2.25-mile-long boardwalk. The project could take two to three years to complete.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) State officials say the economy shows some signs of rebounding, but it's still sluggish. The state comptroller says he's concerned about the lingering effects of the recession.

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