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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Republicans say Governor Martin O'Malley's administration is moving too quickly to implement federal health care reform being reviewed by the courts. Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says Republicans have "chosen to put politics" ahead of people's health.

BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland Natural Resources police say they've found more illegal rockfish nets in the Chesapeake Bay. Natural Resources Police say officers recovered another 1,500 yards of illegal fishing net containing 300 pounds of striped bass last night near Kent Island.

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This post was updated at 5:20 p.m., Feb. 17, 2011.

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