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O’Malley: Gun bill ‘about public safety’

While hundreds of gun-rights advocates protested on Lawyers Mall outside the State House, Gov. Martin O’Malley pressed lawmakers Wednesday to pass legislation requiring the training and licensing of handgun owners and the banning of semi-automatic assault weapons.

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Ministers call for a repeal of the death penalty

ANNAPOLIS — A coalition of Maryland religious leaders is calling lawmakers to end the practice of capital punishment in the state. Ministers representing diverse faiths, including Catholics, Lutherans, Presbyterians and Muslims, convened in Annapolis on Wednesday to urge lawmakers to ...

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House panel takes up dog-law compromise

The Baltimore man whose 10-year-old son’s mauling by a pit bull prompted Maryland’s top court to hold owners of that breed strictly liable assailed legislation Wednesday that would enable all dog owners to evade liability if they did not suspect their pet was dangerous.

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