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State takes big step toward more pain care

Hospital representatives and patient advocacy groups are celebrating what they say is the first step in making high-quality palliative care programs — which create specialized treatment plans for patients with serious illnesses — accessible to all Marylanders.

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Court holds Episcopal Church owns Fairfax Co. property

RICHMOND, Va. — The Episcopal Church is the rightful owner of a historic church formerly occupied by a congregation that abandoned the denomination over the consecration of an openly gay bishop and other differences, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. ...

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House passes pro-business cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON — Pro-business legislation aimed at helping companies fend off sophisticated foreign hackers sailed through the House on Thursday despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves Americans ...

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Challenges expected on gun-control laws

Sen. Brian E. Frosh, who has all but officially announced his candidacy for Maryland attorney general next year, could find himself — if elected — defending in court the constitutionality of the state’s coming gun-control laws. These will impose licensing and fingerprinting requirements on handgun purchasers, ban semi-automatic assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines.

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Editorial: Thumbs up and down for 2013 session

In what many observers consider one of the more productive sessions of Maryland’s legislature, there are some clear winners. Gov. Martin O’Malley batted 1.000 on his legislation. Gun-control supporters and anti-death penalty activists were among the other victors. Here is The Daily Record’s take on some of the landmark legislation passed this year:

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