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BIG POOL, Md. (AP) Maryland State Police say one person is dead and six others have been taken to a hospital after a pickup truck crossed the median and hit a bus alongside Interstate 70 in Washington County. The truck crossed the median near the exit for Big Pool and hit a bus stopped with mechanical problems around 10 a.m.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland's health secretary says he opposes legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the state. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein told a panel of lawmakers Monday that there are several challenges to implementing the measure, including a separate office to oversee the system.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) The state of Delaware had its moment in the Oscar spotlight when Wilmington native Luke Matheny won for best short film with his graduate thesis film from New York University. The 35-year-old thanked his NYU teachers, his parents and "the great state of Delaware" in his acceptance speech.

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles right-hander Brad Bergesen is eager to put last season's struggles behind him. He tossed two solid innings Monday in a 6-4 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bergesen faced seven batters, allowed one hit and got two strikeouts.

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