Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
U.S. President Barack Obama celebrates after delivering his acceptance speech in Chicago. (Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images)

WEATHER: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 4 p.m., with a high near 39. Tonight is expected to bring snow, with a low around 34.

TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues.


Obama wins re-election, seeks to overcome challenges: Emboldened by a resounding election victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama immediately pledged to reach across America's political divide and seek deals on stubborn issues that dogged his first term.

Md. gambling expansion approved by voters: After the most expensive political campaign in Maryland's history, proponents of a plan to expand the reach and variety of casino gambling in Maryland scored a narrow victory.

Marylanders OK same-sex marriage law
: Marylanders made history Tuesday as they voted to make same-sex marriage legal — a question that had been defeated each of the 32 times it had been on the ballot in other states.

Students celebrate approval of Maryland Dream Act: The Dreamers — students brought to the United States illegally as children, who now want to pursue higher education here — won their battle for in-state tuition breaks at the state's public colleges and universities.


Former Mayor Sheila Dixon charged with probation violation: Former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon has been charged with a violation of her probation stemming from a plea deal in the corruption investigation that led to her resignation, according to court records.


ORIOLES: Executive vice president Dan Duquette will have a much better grip on things at this year's GM meetings, which open today in Indian Wells, Calif.

VARSITY: Baltimore prep basketball star Aquille Carr is on the move again, this time back to Maryland after briefly enrolling in Jacksonville, Fla.


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