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BALTIMORE (AP) The U.S. Naval Academy has settled a complaint brought by an English professor who claimed he was wrongly denied a pay raise for publicly criticizing the academy's admissions policies. Bruce Fleming previously filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel on First Amendment grounds.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) An aide to Gov. Martin O'Malley says legislation will seek to continue allowing slot machine proceeds to be redirected to help pay operating costs at the state's financially troubled horse racing tracks. Joseph Bryce says the measure would extend for several years the plan that raised $3.6 million late last year to allow a full calendar of 146 racing days in the state.

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