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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Tomorrow, Barbara Mikulski will become the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Seante. She was first sworn in as a senator in 1987 when there only was one other female senator at the time. She notes the Senate now has 17 female members.

TOWSON, Md. (AP) Maryland State Police say a truck driver was killed when his tractor trailer ran off the Baltimore beltway in Towson. State Police say the early morning accident closed several lanes of the beltway for hours while troopers investigated. The cause has not been determined and the identity of the driver was being withheld until his family can be notified.

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 4 in Newark. Police say 20-year-old Jason Potter of Newark died after he lost control of his car and struck a tree in the center grass median.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens won three more games than last season, went seven-and-one at home and finished in a tie for the second-best record in the AFC. That netted nothing more than another wild-card berth, which means Baltimore again faces the prospect of winning three straight road games to qualify for the Super Bowl.

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