Staggered launch could help Md. 'kick the tires' of its new health exchange website

Staggered launch could help Md. 'kick the tires' of its new health exchange website 

A day after Maryland committed to a gradual launch of its health exchange, state officials are still working out some key details — including where the opening day sign-up will be held —...

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Orioles nearly double normal TV audience for Tuesday's game

Orioles nearly double normal TV audience for Tuesday's game

The TV audience for Tuesday night's division-clinching victory was almost twice as large as normal for an Orioles game on MASN this season, according to figures provided by the channel.

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Teen charged after deadly Catonsville raid pleads guilty to handgun charge

Teen charged after deadly Catonsville raid pleads guilty to handgun charge

A teenager who fled from tactical officers during a Catonsville raid last year in which an officer and another man died, pleaded guilty to a handgun charge Wednesday.

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Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases 

As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space...

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Two cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to Econo Lodge in Ocean City

Two people who stayed at an Econo Lodge in northern Ocean City this summer have tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and low levels of...

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<span style="color: #DD5200; font-weight: bold;">LIVE COVERAGE: </span>DOT officer struck by vehicle

LIVE COVERAGE: DOT officer struck by vehicle

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Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask Bernstein to reconsider case

Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask Bernstein to reconsider case 

Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of slitting the throat of a shar-pei in June took the rare step Wednesday of writing an outside-the-court letter directly to Baltimore State's Attorney...

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Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners

Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners 

A law professor who is teaching Maryland's public defenders to better serve their poor clients amid "crushing" caseloads is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.

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Howard Co. student dies after fall at Massachusetts school

Howard Co. student dies after fall at Massachusetts school

A Howard County resident and student at a Massachusetts college died this week after falling off a garage in Worcester, Mass., according to Worcester police.

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Joe Flacco, Eugene Monroe, Timmy Jernigan not practicing

Joe Flacco, Eugene Monroe, Timmy Jernigan not practicing 

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn't practice today due to a cold that's not regarded as serious, according to a source.

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Baltimore County man accused of plotting to kill judge faces more charges

Baltimore County man accused of plotting to kill judge faces more charges 

The founder of a Baltimore County-based company that provided insurance to nightclubs and bars who authorities previously charged with misleading regulators now faces additional charges, federal...

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Two arrested in Catonsville double shooting that left one dead

Two arrested in Catonsville double shooting that left one dead

Baltimore County police have arrested two Baltimore men in connection with a double shooting in Catonsville on Monday that left one man dead and another wounded.

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Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster

Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster 

The Orioles didn't initially expect to add one of their top position player prospects, first baseman Christian Walker, to their expanded roster this month.

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Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel

Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel

One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth...

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Board approves changing Baltimore Arena's name to Royal Farms Arena

Board approves changing Baltimore Arena's name to Royal Farms Arena 

Baltimore's spending panel voted unanimously Wednesday to change the Baltimore Arena's name to the Royal Farms Arena in exchange for about $1.2 million over five years.

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Woman injured in armed robbery at The Garden Inn

Woman injured in armed robbery at The Garden Inn

A 20-year-old woman was attacked and robbed inside her room at The Garden Inn on Route 198 Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County police.

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NFL, NFLPA adopt human-growth hormone testing, reinstate Welker, two others

NFL, NFLPA adopt human-growth hormone testing, reinstate Welker, two others 

Human-growth hormone testing has been approved by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, the two parties announced in a joint statement Wednesday.

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I-95 resurfacing near ICC interchange to begin

I-95 resurfacing near ICC interchange to begin

Resurfacing on southbound I-95 near the Intercounty Connector is scheduled to begin Wednesday night, according to State Highway Administration officials.

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MARC train service restored for afternoon commute

MARC train service restored for afternoon commute

Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

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Man shot in the ankle Tuesday in Baltimore

Man shot in the ankle Tuesday in Baltimore

A man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound on Tuesday evening, according to Baltimore Police.

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NFL says Roger Goodell never intended to hear Ray Rice appeal

NFL says Roger Goodell never intended to hear Ray Rice appeal 

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Hogan calls for criminal probe of Brown campaign

Hogan calls for criminal probe of Brown campaign

The gubernatorial campaign of Republican Larry Hogan is demanding a criminal investigation of its charges that Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown's campaign illegally coordinated its activities with...

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New Jersey Gov. Christie comes to Maryland for Hogan

New Jersey Gov. Christie comes to Maryland for Hogan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan got a helping hand Wednesday from one of his party's best-known figures as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Maryland to raise money for the GOP.

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Fall-like weather continues Wednesday with 70s, dry air

Fall-like weather continues Wednesday with 70s, dry air

Beautiful early fall weather is forecast to continue Wednesday, with temperatures in the lower to mid-70s, dry air and mostly sunny skies.

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City to weigh immigrant-friendly policies

City to weigh immigrant-friendly policies 

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to unveil dozens of recommendations Wednesday intended to lure immigrant families to Baltimore and retain them.

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NFLPA files an appeal on behalf of Ray Rice challenging indefinite suspension

NFLPA files an appeal on behalf of Ray Rice challenging indefinite suspension 

The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of former Ravens running back Ray Rice on Tuesday night, demanding that the increased discipline of an indefinite suspension levied last week by...

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Maryland might drop option of lifetime casino ban

Maryland might drop option of lifetime casino ban 

Problem gamblers would no longer be able to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life under a change being considered to a state program designed to protect hundreds of gamblers from themselves.

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Frederick Douglass portrait installed at Government House

Frederick Douglass portrait installed at Government House 

Frederick Douglass, the Maryland-born slave turned abolitionist leader, has become the first African-American to have his portrait hung in the governor's official residence in Annapolis.

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Baltimore County judge orders defendant to wear 'stun cuff' during trial

Baltimore County judge orders defendant to wear 'stun cuff' during trial

A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in 2013 was unable to attend his own trial in Baltimore County Tuesday after he refused to wear a stun cuff.

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Annapolis police make arrest in rec center shooting

Annapolis police make arrest in rec center shooting

An Annapolis man has been charged with shooting another man outside an Annapolis recreation center Monday night.

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Cover Girl 'Game Face' ad becomes part of NFL scandal

Cover Girl 'Game Face' ad becomes part of NFL scandal

Cover Girl has landed in the unflattering spotlight of the NFL domestic abuse scandal as activists pressuring sponsors to boycott the league circulate a doctored ad of a female football fan with a...

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Elderly Columbia woman dies after single-car crash

Elderly Columbia woman dies after single-car crash

An elderly woman who drove her car into an embankment on Saturday has died, Howard County police said Tuesday.

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O'Malley en route to London to tout CitiStat

O'Malley en route to London to tout CitiStat

Gov. Martin O'Malley is heading to London this week to tout the CitiStat program he developed as Baltimore's mayor.

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MTA announces series of 'open houses' on Red Line

MTA announces series of 'open houses' on Red Line

The Maryland Transit Administration on Thursday will host the first of five "open houses" to answer questions and provide information on the proposed Red Line light rail project in Baltimore.

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Pesticides linger in MD, US streams

Pesticides linger in MD, US streams

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Project would decrease rail traffic in Canton

Project would decrease rail traffic in Canton 

A nearly $4 million public-private project will relocate some operations of the Canton Railroad Co. away from the neighborhood's east end, significantly reducing train traffic and noise in the...

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Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout

Maryland health exchange to have staggered rollout 

The state announced Tuesday that it will stagger enrollment into insurance plans through its health exchange over several days in November as it tries to prevent a repeat of last year's debacle when...

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Lawyer David Cornwell discusses 'due process' issues for Ray Rice following indefinite suspension

Lawyer David Cornwell discusses 'due process' issues for Ray Rice following indefinite suspension 

A contentious dispute between former Ravens star running back Ray Rice and the NFL has removed him from the football field through an indefinite suspension. Now, this high-profile situation stemming...

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Police rule out report of suspicious device in Parkville

Police rule out report of suspicious device in Parkville 

Police shut down several streets in Parkville Tuesday afternoon to investigate a report of a hazardous device in a home that was unfounded.

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Police searching for suspect connected to Catonsville arson

Police searching for suspect connected to Catonsville arson

Police are searching for a suspect connected to a second-degree arson that occurred Sunday in the 5400 block of Old Frederick Road in Catonsville, said Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Julia...

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MLB to review Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman's pitch at Caleb Joseph's head

MLB to review Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman's pitch at Caleb Joseph's head 

Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman’s pitch near the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph will be reviewed today by Major League Baseball for possible discipline.

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Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released

Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released 

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull...

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Guarded optimism about Ravens safety Will Hill's status under pending revised drug policy

Guarded optimism about Ravens safety Will Hill's status under pending revised drug policy 

There's guarded optimism that Ravens veteran free safety Will Hill could potentially have his six-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy reduced, according to sources.

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Foul play not suspected in death of homeless man in Middle River

Foul play not suspected in death of homeless man in Middle River

Baltimore County police say they do not suspect foul play in the case of a homeless man found dead in Middle River on Saturday.

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Maryland faces worse climate-driven flooding, report warns

Maryland faces worse climate-driven flooding, report warns

Baltimore and Annapolis are likely to suffer serious coastal flooding...

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Clearing skies, highs around 80 forecast Tuesday

Clearing skies, highs around 80 forecast Tuesday

Gradually clearing skies, plunging humidity, blustery winds and temperatures in the 70s are forecast Tuesday.

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Governor candidates are on separate tracks

Governor candidates are on separate tracks 

Anthony G. Brown brightens as he talks about building large transportation projects — including two light rail lines worth a combined $5 billion. To the Democratic nominee for governor, they are...

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Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

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With 5-2 victory over Toronto Blue Jays, Orioles on cusp of AL East title

With 5-2 victory over Toronto Blue Jays, Orioles on cusp of AL East title 

All the postseason math — all the talk of magic numbers and scoreboard watching — is now a thing of the past. Just one win now separates the Orioles and their first American League East...

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City to vote on 'Royal Farms Arena'

City to vote on 'Royal Farms Arena' 

The Baltimore Arena will be getting a face-lift quickly, with the city expected to select Royal Farms on Wednesday as the venue's new title sponsor.

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