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‘American Taliban’ slated for prison release this week

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Welcome to Monday, the 41st anniversary of Affirmed’s victory in the Preakness Stakes. Here are some news items to get your week started: — The “American Taliban” is scheduled to be released from prison this week. — A California man ...

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Developer returns first Preakness ‘owner’s trophy’ to Baltimore

Edward St. John

A prominent developer has brought the original Preakness Stakes “owner’s trophy” back to Baltimore. Edward St. John, chairman of the board of St. John Properties, purchased the trophy from Doyle Auctions in New York, and the auctioneer announced the sale price ...

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Off-track betting coming to Horseshoe Casino

Owners of the Horseshoe Casino have been given approval to add off-track-betting to the facility, and they’re having a soft launch Saturday. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Horse racing enthusiasts will soon be able to place bets on races from around the country under an agreement between the Maryland Jockey Club and the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. Preparations are underway to have a soft-open as early as Saturday for what will be only the second traditional off-track betting facility currently in Maryland and the only one at one of the state's five casinos. If successful, the Maryland Jockey Club plans to open additional sites across the state.

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Baltimore to pay $250K to man who shot video of Preakness arrest

The city’s Board of Estimates is set to approve a $250,000 settlement with an Owings Mills man who alleged police seized his cellphone and deleted video he took of his friend being arrested during the 2010 Preakness Stakes.

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