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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) At least one Maryland lawmaker is holding up a bill to legalize gay marriage to gain support for her own legislation, including funding for Baltimore schools. The House Judiciary Committee delayed a critical vote on the bill today to legalize gay marriage after two supporters didn't show up for a morning meeting.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A key lawmaker is recommending that an outright ban on septic systems for major new subdivisions should be delayed for further study. The recommendation by Delegate Maggie McIntosh is that a task force study the issue and report by the end of the year.

DOVER, Del. (AP) The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services is bracing for budget cuts even as Governor Jack Markell's budget calls for an increase in funding. That's because much of the proposed increase is meant to make up for federal stimulus money that is running out.

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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

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