Martin O'Malley

Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce plans for a strong push for repeal of the death penalty in Maryland. (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun / January 9, 2013)

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TOP NEWS

O'Malley to push sweeping gun control, licensing plan: Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday broad details of a plan that would give Maryland among the nation's strictest gun laws. No one would be allowed to own a handgun without first passing a training course and providing fingerprints to a police database.

Private school teacher arrested in sexual abuse investigation: A Baltimore private school teacher was arrested last week and charged with child abuse after an investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit, police said Monday.

Governor to lead death penalty repeal bid: Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce Tuesday that he will make an all-out push for repeal of the death penalty in Maryland, renewing an effort that narrowly fell short four years ago.

Police say father shot son in Northeast Baltimore argument: A man has been arrested in the shooting of his 33-year-old son in Northeast Baltimore early Monday morning, after police said they determined that the son had given a false account of how he was wounded.

Obama digs in heels on debt ceiling: President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiations with Republicans over raising the U.S. borrowing limit, accusing his opponents of trying to extract a ransom for not ruining the economy in the latest fiscal fight.

SPORTS

RAVENS: Though the Patriots' pedigree suggests they are the last team you'd want to see this time of year, the Ravens are excited for a rematch in the AFC championship game. 

Mike Preston: Despite the lack of a big play in the running game early in the third quarter, the Ravens kept pounding and pounding away at the Denver Broncos' front seven. Finally, old school football might have returned to Baltimore.

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TRENDING

Report: Lance Armstrong tells Oprah he began doping before cancer diagnosis: Lance Armstrong took steps Monday to attempt to repair his shattered image, apologizing to employees at his Livestrong Foundation and then confessing to Oprah Winfrey that he cheated in his cycling career, according to USA Today Sports.

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