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O’Malley lobbies for more rail funding

Gov. Martin O’Malley is hoping Florida’s loss may be Maryland’s gain. The Sunshine State governor, Rick Scott, announced this week Florida would return $2.4 billion in federal rail funding from the economic stimulus package. On Friday, O’Malley assured Transportation Secretary ...

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Astronaut’s choice: Fly to space or stay with wife

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Will he fly or not? There are hints that astronaut Mark Kelly will blast into space in April, as commander of Endeavour’s final voyage. That would mean leaving his wounded wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to continue ...

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Florida judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge declared the Obama administration’s health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that sued to block it, saying that people can’t be required to buy health insurance. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson agreed ...

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New Disney cruise ship aims to please everybody

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The christening ceremony, complete with elaborate musical number, fireworks and a 16-foot champagne bottle, was typical in-your-face Disney. The best attributes of the company’s newest cruise ship, though, aren’t quite so over-the-top. Oh, the 4,000-passenger Disney ...

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Steven Posner dies in Florida boat crash

Steven Posner, the Baltimore-born former corporate raider who joined his father in staging hostile takeovers in the U.S. during the 1980s, has died. He was 67. Posner died on Monday in a boat collision on Biscayne Bay in Florida, according ...

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