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Google might have to search for a lawyer

Welcome to Monday, the 34th anniversary of Orioles great Brooks Robinson‘s Hall of Fame induction. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Privacy-rights group seeks federal investigation of Google. — California Supreme Court ruling preserves environmental challenges ...

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Japan OKs $2M to study high-speed rail in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. says his country has authorized $2 million to support a feasibility study on building a high-speed train between Baltimore and Washington. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae made the announcement Wednesday after signing a memorandum of ...

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US mayors to meet in Baltimore next month

Mayors from around the country will gather in Baltimore next month for the annual meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors. The economy, job creation, transportation, high-speed rail, homeland security, immigration and energy efficiency top this year’s agenda at ...

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Mikulski, Cardin announce $22M for bridge over Susquehanna

WASHINGTON — Maryland will receive $22 million in federal funding for studies needed to begin replacing a bridge over the Susquehanna River, state officials announced Monday. The money is part of about $2 billion in high-speed rail funding that has ...

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Maryland applies twice for high-speed rail funding

ANNAPOLIS — The state of Maryland has submitted two applications for federal high-speed rail funding. Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday that the state has formally sent two applications for funding under the Federal Railroad Administration’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program. ...

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Maryland and Delaware senators seek rejected Florida high-speed rail funds

WASHINGTON  — Senators from Maryland and Delaware are asking the federal transportation secretary to redirect high-speed rail funding rejected by Florida’s governor to projects in the Northeast corridor. Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced Monday that they sent ...

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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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Amtrak urges high-speed rail

PHILADELPHIA — Amtrak unveiled a $117 billion, 30-year vision Tuesday for a high-speed rail line on the East Coast that would drastically reduce travel times along the congested corridor using trains traveling up to 220 miles per hour. The proposal, ...

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