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Gonzales acknowledges errors

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales acknowledged that "mistakes were made" in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys last year, but he rejected new calls for his resignation from Democrats incensed by fresh evidence the administration inaccurately informed Congress about its role in the issue. pg 1a

General rebuked over remarks

Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed mild regret for calling homosexual acts "immoral," but he stopped short of an apology as gay-rights groups and a powerful Republican senator rebuked the general for the comments he made to the Chicago Tribune. pg 3a


Trying to close tax loophole

Legislative leaders and Gov. Martin O'Malley want to eliminate a loophole that has allowed many developers to avoid paying transfer and recordation taxes on real estate transactions. pg 1a

City schools' budget proposal

Classes would get smaller at some elementary schools, and middle schools would be reconfigured to create a more personalized environment under a $1.2 billion budget proposal unveiled last night by the interim city schools CEO. pg 1b


O's, Roberts agree to extension

After about seven weeks of discussions, the Orioles agreed in principle to a two-year contract extension with second baseman Brian Roberts that likely will keep him in Baltimore through the 2009 season. The deal will total $14.3 million. pg 1d



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Housing market results mixed

The real estate market in February was a mixed bag in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The average time to sell a home stretched past three months, but prices were back up in some areas. pg 1e

2 brokers allowed back at work

Two Ferris Baker Watts traders have been allowed to return to work as investigations continue into the brokerage's trading on behalf of an Ohio man accused of operating a Ponzi scheme. pg 1e


Immigration changes vowed

In Mexico, President Bush promised that he would do his best to get a deeply divided U.S. Congress to change American immigration policies that are hated south of the border. pg 10a


Viacom sues Google, YouTube

Media conglomerate Viacom sued Google and its popular video-sharing site YouTube yesterday for what it claims is copyright infringement. pg 1a

Continuing a circus tradition

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus co-producer Nicole Feld, a Washington native, is the third generation of the Feld family to act as steward of the "Greatest Show on Earth." pg 1c

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