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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A state senator who was absent for a vote on whether to allow full marriage rights to same-sex couples will not be allowed to record her vote against it. Senator Joanne Benson asked for her vote against the bill to be counted during the Senate's session today.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) Prosecutors say a Frederick peeping Tom tripped himself up by using a stolen camera phone to take pictures of his victims -- and inadvertently of himself. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Onley the Third was convicted under a plea bargain yesterday of 11 charges involving seven female victims.

DOVER, Del. (AP) Delaware State Police have charged a Dover man with stealing storm grates and selling them as scrap metal. Twenty-eight-year-old Bruce A. Logan was charged on more than a dozen counts, including burglary and theft.

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Nolan Reimold and Felix Pie expected to spend spring training in a competition to become the starting left fielder for the Baltimore Orioles. Instead, they're locked in a duel to earn a spot on the 25-man roster.

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2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

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A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.
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The Politics Hour - September 30, 2016

D.C.'s statehood activists rally while the Council opens debate on a state constitution. An appeals court reviews Virginia's voter ID law. And Prince George's County contends with a spate of incidents involving sexual abuse of school kids.

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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

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