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Md., Calif. suspend ‘scared straight’ programs

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland and California say they have suspended youthful offender prison diversion programs featured on the television show, “Beyond Scared Straight,” after the federal government warned they could lose funding. A prison agency spokesman in South Carolina, which was ...

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Lawyer says WikiLeaks suspect isn’t dual citizen

HAGERSTOWN — The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks says his client does not hold dual U.S.-British citizenship. The statement Wednesday by attorney David Coombs deflates an effort by Amnesty International to get ...

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Process for Guantanamo detainee reviews in the works

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials are drafting an executive order that would set up a review process for detainees held indefinitely at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House said Wednesday. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told ...

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Former Md. police officer gets 5 years on child porn charge

A former Anne Arundel County police lieutenant has been sentenced to five years in prison on a child pornography charge. Forty-seven-year-old James Cifala pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography after he was caught “sexting” with a teenage girl. Federal prosecutors ...

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