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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A proposal Gov. Martin O'Malley is pushing to require septic systems for new developments would severely limit how state farmers sell their land. The bill would give farmers one chance to split their land into plots.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The governor is supporting a bill that would close a campaign finance loophole. Gov. Martin O'Malley expressed his support today to close a loophole that would count limited liability corporations and individual owners as one contributor, if they are closely related to the same person or people.

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) Delaware prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a Maryland man convicted of murdering a Georgetown police officer. Derrick Powell of Cumberland, Maryland, was convicted last week in the shooting death of Chad Spicer.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have designated Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata as their franchise player. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome says the move, announced today, locks up Ngata for the 2011 season while the team keeps working out terms on a lengthy contract.

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This post was updated at 5:30 p.m.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Whet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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