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Maryland Casinos Brought In $72 Million In June

Maryland officials say the state's four casinos brought in more than $72 million in revenue last month.

Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County led the group with more than $56 million from slot machines and table games. That's an approximately 10 percent increase from June 2013.

Hollywood Casino Perryville generated just over $7 million from slots and table games, about a 10 percent decline compared to last June.

Casino at Ocean Downs brought in more than $4.8 million from slot machines, a slight decrease from June 2013.

And Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated about $3.7 million from slot machines and table games, an increase of more than 50 percent from this time last year.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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