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OLDTOWN, Md. (AP) Allegany County police have charged an Oldtown man with raping two 13-year-olds. Fifty-three-year-old Edward May was arrested last week. He is being held on $150,000 bond.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A group of Maryland senators is pushing $827 million in tax hikes to restore funding for state roads, education and health care. Six Senate Democrats proposed an alternative to Gov. O'Malley's budget plan today, saying the money from the new taxes would help restore critical programs slashed to close a $1.4 billion gap.

DOVER, Del. (AP) The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a 2007 law that allowed victims of child sexual abuse to file lawsuits that otherwise would have been barred by the passage of time. In an opinion issued today, the court said the law does not violate the due process rights of a religious order that has been sued by several alleged victims of priest sex abuse.

NEW YORK (AP) Horse racing's Triple Crown will be broadcast on NBC through 2015. The network will announce the deal later today, marking the first time since 2005 the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes will be broadcast by the same network.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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