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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland's Senate president says change is needed to save the state from steeply rising pension costs. Thomas V. Mike Miller is making a push for a bill to split teacher pension costs with local governments.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) A fourth-grader from Frederick will appear in the First Lady's new public-service announcement promoting a national fitness campaign. The one minute spot shows Michelle Obama watching a tennis match between nine-year-old Alexa Orlando and another girl at The Tennis Center in College Park.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) Authorities say there were no injuries after a tractor trailer container fell off a tractor trailer onto Route 13 when it hit an overpass in New Castle. The container lay across all three northbound lanes of the road.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference is honoring a Maryland forward as its women's basketball rookie of the year. Forward Alyssa Thomas headlined the league's all-freshman team.

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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

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The State Of The Race

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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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