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O’Malley: Gun bill ‘about public safety’

While hundreds of gun-rights advocates protested on Lawyers Mall outside the State House, Gov. Martin O’Malley pressed lawmakers Wednesday to pass legislation requiring the training and licensing of handgun owners and the banning of semi-automatic assault weapons.

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Fenwick Island considers smoking ban for beaches

FENWICK ISLAND, Del. — Environmental leaders in Fenwick Island are pushing for a smoking ban on the town’s beaches. Marry Ellen Langan, chairwoman of the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee, says cigarettes are the No. 1 polluter on beaches worldwide. She ...

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Md. proposes baby bumper pad ban next year

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s health department on Friday officially proposed the first statewide ban on the sale of crib bumper pads in cribs to begin next year. The proposed ban would start June 21, 2013. The department started investigating the risks ...

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Gay marriage ban backers look to U.S. Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down California’s ban on same-sex unions refused to reconsider the ruling. Now that the case has ...

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O’Malley signs chicken feed arsenic ban

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland next year will become the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the measure into law on Tuesday along with scores of other bills, including reforms to Maryland’s estate tax ...

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Vt. becomes first state to ban hydraulic fracturing

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s first ban on a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique that involves blasting chemical-laced water deep into the ground. The Democrat, surrounded at a Statehouse ceremony by ...

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