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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Senate budget leaders are considering cutting two race tracks out of a bill crafted by the governor to subsidize horse racing in Maryland. Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Chairman Ed Kasemeyer says he was looking at removing Rosecroft Raceway and Ocean Downs from the bill.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The House is expected to take a final vote on a bill today that would allow in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants in Maryland. The House rejected 12 amendments submitted by Republicans yesterday in a debate that lasted more than two hours.

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) Authorities in Maryland say they've arrested a man in connection with a pipe bomb that exploded outside a Potomac house last month. Farzin Sadeghi was arrested yesterday.

GLENN DALE, Md. (AP) Prince George's County Police say officers shot and killed a man who went toward police with an ax outside an in-home day care. Authorities say the incident happened yesterday afternoon when they were called to the day care in Glenn Dale.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore police are planning to search a wooded area for clues in the disappearance of a North Carolina teenager. Phylicia Barnes of Monroe, N.C., was reported missing Dec. 28, just weeks before her 17th birthday. She had been visiting three older half-siblings in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE (AP) Actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who played a Baltimore drug gang assassin in HBO's The Wire series, has been released on bond with electronic monitoring as she fights charges of conspiring to sell heroin. Pearson is one of 64 people charged last month in "Operation Usual Suspects," a state-federal prosecution of an alleged east Baltimore drug gang.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Baltimore senators want to hold $17.5 million planned for a youth prison until city leaders say how they will pay $12 million in settlements in lead paint lawsuits. An amendment to the state's capital budget would withhold the money for the city until it lays out a plan to pay victims of lead poisoning.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The House of Delegates is supporting the governor's plan to invest millions of dollars in high-tech ventures. The House reduced the governor's original call for the state to dole out $142 million in tax credits to $100 million and also trimmed back the Department of Business and Economic Development's role in investing that money.

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