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Zimmerman apologizes for shooting; gets $150K bail

SANFORD, Fla. — Telling Trayvon Martin’s parents and a national TV audience “I am sorry for the loss of your son,” neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman took the witness stand in an extraordinary move Friday during his bail hearing, making ...

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Federal appeals court hears pregnancy counseling center free-speech claims

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it’s unconstitutional for two Maryland communities to require anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers to post signs stating that they do not provide medical services. Lawyers for the city of ...

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Hearing set for Prince George’s casino legislation

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland House panel has scheduled a hearing for later this week on a bill that would allow a high-end casino in Prince George’s County. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker has backed a plan that would put ...

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Death penalty opponents argue for repeal

ANNAPOLIS — The recent life sentences for three “death eligible” defendants convicted of gruesome murders indicate that Marylanders no longer desire to keep the death penalty, veteran Public Defender Katy C. O’Donnell said Wednesday in support of legislation to repeal ...

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Answer to ethics question helped to guide CSA judges in Exxon Mobil opinion

Maybe we could’ve seen coming the confusion over the Court of Special Appeals’ in banc hearing of Exxon Mobil’s appeal of Jacksonville residents’ $150 million jury verdict. After all, the judges themselves were concerned about who could hear the case. ...

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Advocates for both sides pack gay marriage hearing

ANNAPOLIS — Activists on either side of the gay marriage debate filled a House of Delegates committee hearing Friday, arguing about civil rights and religious liberties. With debate expected to stretch into the evening, hundreds settled in for the hearing ...

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker ousted from fracking hearing

WASHINGTON — The director of the Oscar-nominated environmentalist documentary “Gasland” was arrested Wednesday for filming a hearing on fracking, a natural gas extraction technique, led by U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., of the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee. Filmmaker Josh ...

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