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Defense portrays Brown, not Tshamba, as aggressor

In each of the first three days of the murder trial of Baltimore police officer Gahiji Tshamba, the prosecution called an eyewitness who testified it was the off-duty officer who aggressively escalated the confrontation with a former Marine behind a ...

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Reserved for Art Donovan

So, I was checking out the pandemonium next to TDR‘s offices Wednesday morning for Gov. William Donald Schaefer’s funeral service at Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Lots of police and lots of citizens lining up to be seated — well before ...

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Pentagon estimates operating F-35 fleet may cost $1 trillion

It may cost as much as $1 trillion to operate the military’s fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 aircraft for several decades, according to a preliminary Pentagon estimate sent to Congress. The figure is 9.3 percent more than the $915 ...

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Of wells and hot tubs at the Exxon trial

Two notes from observing testimony the last few days in Jacksonville residents’ mass-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. stemming from a 25,000-plus-gallon gas station leak in 2006. – One argument I do not remember hearing during the first trial regarding ...

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Man enters insanity plea in ax slaying of brother

CUMBERLAND — An Allegany County man has pleaded not criminally responsible to charges he killed his brother with an ax. Forty-two-year-old Mark Collins of Cumberland is charged with first-degree murder and assault. His 46-year-old brother William was found dead in ...

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Defense counsel’s duty to warn about … everything?

WASHINGTON — Last term’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky placed a constitutional duty upon defense attorneys to advise clients if a plea carries a risk of deportation. But now, state and federal courts are applying the ruling’s ...

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