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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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