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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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Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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Mixed Grades For Virginia's Ethics Overhual

The last-minute compromise was designed to pass in the General Assembly, but it wasn't built to please everybody.

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Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.

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