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44 senators write Cuban president about Md. man

WASHINGTON — Forty-four senators have written to Cuba’s president to call for the release of a Maryland man imprisoned in Cuba for almost three years. The one-page letter released Tuesday is signed by 34 Democrats, nine Republicans and independent Joseph ...

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Constellation exec buys Michael Phelps’ townhome

A Constellation Energy executive bought Michael Phelps’ Baltimore townhome for nearly $450,000 less than the Olympic swimmer paid for the property. Maryland property records show Joseph Nigro bought the property in the city’s Fells Point waterfront neighborhood for $1.25 million ...

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Texas inmate prepares for 3rd trip to death house

LIVINGSTON, Texas — What Cleve Foster remembers most about his recent brushes with death is the steel door, the last one condemned Texas inmates typically walk through before their execution. “You can’t take your eyes off that door,” he says. ...

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Realities of Real Estate: The Federal Reserve System

Today, there are many factors that affect the health of our real estate markets. The generally poor state of the economy and persistently high unemployment have depressed home ownership rates to the lowest levels in 15 years.

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Advocates, AG’s office to meet on mortgages

A group of advocates plans to meet with representatives of the Office of the Maryland Attorney General on Friday to request more data in order to monitor the $1 billion awarded to Maryland under the $25 billion national mortgage settlement in the wake of the housing meltdown.

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Future uncertain for fracking

With the regulatory future of hydraulic fracturing very much in doubt in Maryland, energy companies are backing away from hundreds of ground leases covering more than 120,000 acres in Garrett and Allegany counties that would have allowed them to drill into the Marcellus Shale, a mile-deep storehouse of natural gas.

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Feds raid five Cecil liquor stores

As part of a years-long investigation into suspected liquor smuggling between Cecil County and New York retailers, federal investigators have raided five shops where people are suspected of illegally acting as middlemen for hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of alcoholic beverages since 2009.

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