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Mayoral critic jailed, barred from City Hall: A frequent critic of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration was arrested and jailed Wednesday morning when she tried to enter City Hall to attend a public meeting. Officers told the activist she had been banned from the building, though top police officials said they were investigating whether such a ban was legal.
Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The move is expected to take years to implement fully.
RAVENS: The story of the Ravens' remarkable rebound to get to the Super Bowl will be told many times before Feb. 3. The team's postseason run can be traced back to four decisions made over the past six weeks.
ORIOLES: The talk about the Orioles' interest in Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel is again gaining steam. But the Orioles won't trade away a significant piece unless they're sold that 30-year-old Kubel will make them dramatically better in 2013. And they're not convinced.
Midnight Sun: It's being reported that superstar pop singer Beyonce lip-synced her moving rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's inauguration. But really, who cares?