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WEATHER

early fog and then sunny skies with a high temperature around 50 degrees. It is expected to be mostly clear with a low temperature around 36 degrees tonight.

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

: A 63-year-old woman and a 41-year-old woman believed to be her daughter died Monday night in a fire in an Essex rowhouse, Baltimore County firefighters said.

: Joaquinia Marie LaJeuness, 28, has been indicted on charges of child abuse and related counts stemming from what Howard County police allege was abuse of Elijah Izale LaJeuness that took place five months before his death.

: Baltimore officials plan to ask the General Assembly to pass legislation to align the city's municipal elections with the federal cycle, the city's chief lobbyist said Monday.

: Baltimore police canvassed the East Baltimore neighborhood where the elderly woman was fatally stabbed and set on fire, hoping to generate tips in a case that has officials and residents outraged. Police said Monday that they have no suspects in the case.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

: Hundreds of Piscataways gathered beneath the State House dome in Annapolis Monday as Gov. Martin O'Malley issued executive orders formally recognizing the Native American tribe as a distinct people. It is the first time Maryland has given formal recognition to a tribe.

: Craig Benedict Baxam, 24, was charged by federal authorities Monday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

: State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein spent the last year chipping away at his anonymity and his campaign promises, quietly overhauling operations and implementing new initiatives. Still, his first year was marked by growing pains.

: Baltimore officials are conducting a swift and informal search for a new team to manage the city's Grand Prix race -- and are declining to explain how or by what criteria they are making decisions.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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