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News briefs – Legal edition

Date set for Forster hearingThe Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hold hearings on Oct. 27 into the firing of Nancy Forster and other developments at the Office of the Public Defender, Sen. Brian Frosh, the committee chairman, said. The witness ...

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Delaware tries again for single-game bets

A federal appeals panel abused its discretion and ignored Supreme Court precedent in restricting Delaware's new sports betting lottery to multi-game wagers on NFL football, attorneys for the state argued in a court filing Monday.

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Md. Lottery ads concern racing commission

Concerns raised by state horse racing officials Tuesday took on a new flavor as some worried events inside the state lines will hurt attendance this fall at Laurel Park.

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News briefs – Business edition

Blind in touchThe National Federation of the Blind, of Baltimore, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of blind people, and telecommunications giant Motorola Inc., announced an agreement to promote technologies that improve the accessibility of cell phones to blind consumers. ...

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Exxon verdict stands in Jacksonville leak case

A Baltimore County judge has upheld nearly all of a $150 million award to 89 Jacksonville homeowners who sued ExxonMobil Corp. in the aftermath of a 2006 gas station leak.

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Obama nominates Va. justice Keenan for 4th Circuit

President Obama has nominated Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Keenan for appointment to one of five vacancies on the 15-member 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Sensors keep cars on the move on the way to the beach

A University of Maryland engineering professor's real-time, online traffic monitoring system of Route 50 from the Bay Bridge to Ocean City can help authorities during hurricane evacuations — and vacationers on the road.

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