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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Three Maryland men have been charged with selling crabs without a license. Authorities say Stephen Mark Mullikin of Cambridge, Wesley Matthew Finneyfrock, of St. Michaels, and William Christopher Bradley, also of St. Michaels, face multiple counts of selling crabs without a license and illegal possession of female crabs.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) HBO will film a pilot episode in Maryland for a series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Governor Martin O'Malley made the announcement yesterday. Filming for the show titled "VEEP" starts in late February in Baltimore.

DOVER, Del. (AP) Democratic Sen. Michael Katz has returned to the Delaware General Assembly after suffering injuries in a ski lift accident in Maine. Katz says he and his two school-age daughters were hurt in the December 28th accident at Sugarloaf. A cable derailed at the resort, sending skiers plummeting 25 to 30 feet.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) When it comes to providing big plays and leadership, the Baltimore Ravens depend upon two guys named Ray: Ray Lewis and Ray Rice. Lewis does his part for the defense, and Rice provides those qualities for the offense. They face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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