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Suicide bomber kills 150

A suicide bomber drove a load of watermelons and vegetables to the center of a village marketplace in northern Iraq yesterday and then detonated his truck, killing as many as 150 people in what appeared to be the deadliest attack yet in a year of unremitting violence. pg 15a

Britain identifies 2 suspects

Investigators have identified two "principal protagonists" in the botched attacks in London and Glasgow and are trying to establish how other detained suspects fit in, a British security official said yesterday. pg 16a


Shutdown looms in Pa.

Pennsylvania legislators returned to the state Capitol yesterday with less than two days to agree on a state budget before a partial government shutdown that would furlough thousands of workers and curtail some services. pg 3a

Live Earth concerts span globe

Country music's Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performed in Washington's Live Earth concert, organized by former Vice President Al Gore to raise awareness about global warming. Shows extended from Australia, Japan, China, South Africa, and England to Brazil, the U.S. and Antarctica. pg 3a


Longtime state worker fired

Nelson Reichart, a state assistant secretary for real estate, is fired the day after he was quoted in The Sun suggesting that the government did not follow normal procedures in purchasing an Eastern Shore tract. pg 1b

Annapolis sinkhole grows

A sinkhole at a Glenwood high-rise for seniors is 18 feet wide and still growing, but with an estimated cost of $1.9 million to plug it, officials say repairs aren't likely soon. pg 1b


CEO pay under new scrutiny

Public companies must follow new rules aimed at shedding light on the executive pay that some shareholders and activists say has grown unchecked for years. They also point out that rank-and-file workers haven't seen proportional benefits. pg 1a


Williams wins Wimbledon title

Venus Williams defeats Marion Bartoli, 6-4, 6-1, to win her fourth women's singles championship at Wimbledon. pg 1d


Street photographer returns

Martha Cooper, who spent years chronicling graffiti and break dancers in New York City, has returned to Baltimore to document life in her hometown. Until recently, she said, Baltimore "didn't enter my consciousness as a place I'd want to photograph." pg 1e


Gardens of note

Out of 180 entries, ranging from rambling estates to tiny flowerbeds, Sun staff and horticulturists select their favorite plantings. pg 1n

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