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3 hrs ago | Daily Record

Candidate attacks; political website celebrates

Maryland Reporter, an Internet publication covering state politics, is taking a victory lap thanks to a Republican congressional candidate's call on Twitter for conservatives to boycott the site.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Record

Maryland extends pay hike for Medicaid physicians

Maryland officials are spending tens of millions of dollars to extend a federal pay hike for physicians who serve Medicaid patients, but it's unclear whether the incentive has been effective at increasing those patients' access to care.

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9 hrs ago | Worcester County Times

Defense bill requires study on Somerset wind farm

Defense bill requires study on Somerset wind farm Further delay could jeopardize $200M investment on Shore, jobs, taxes, O'Malley says Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/08/01/wind-somerset-pax-river/13473865/ A proposal to build a wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore within 56 miles ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, US Politics, US Senate, Barbara Mikulski, Maryland, US Navy, US Military, Patuxent River, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

12 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Maryland tax-free shopping week planned

Elesha Cottman, 14, does some back-to school shopping with her mother, Deborah Thomas, on right, at Plato's Closet in the Loch Raven Plaza shopping center.

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13 hrs ago | CBS Local

Md. Health Department Working With CDC To Spot, Respond To Imported Ebola

With more than 700 people dead from the Ebola virus in West Africa, fears are running rampant of the virus spreading globally.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Maryland, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Washington Post

Democrat accuses Larry Hogan of profiting from Change Maryland purchase

A senior Democratic lawmaker Thursday accused Maryland Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan of profiting at the public's expense from his campaign's purchase of nearly $80,000 in assets from a watchdog group that Hogan ran before launching his bid .

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Worcester County Times

Public transportation sees increase along Easterna

Public transportation sees increase along Eastern Shore More Eastern Shore residents used the Shore Transit Division public transportation in 2014 Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/07/31/transit-numbers/13431139/ Upticks in the economic landscape and expansion of medical assistance ... (more)

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WBAL-TV Baltimore

Gubernatorial candidates differ over sheltering border children

Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown supports temporarily sheltering some of the children in Maryland while Republican Larry Hogan believes that's a mistake.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Maryland

NJ.com

Maryland governor should investigate his investigators after New Jersey cop's acquittal: Mulshine

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is fond of traveling around telling people in other states how to run things.

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Related Topix: Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Life, Self Defense, Opinion

U.S. Air Quality

Canadian Smoke over Canada and Eastern US; Smoke Over Baltimore and High AOD over Canada

Our observations indicate the presence of particles aloft at heights between 2-6 km.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Victim of ax attack reads letter before her assailant hears sentence

A surviving victim of a brutal ax attack had plenty to say to her assailant just before he was sentenced Wednesday.

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Washington Examiner

Md. board seeks criminal checks for doc licensees

The Maryland Board of Physicians said Wednesday that it is seeking statutory authority to conduct criminal background checks on medical license applicants despite one member's concern that health care professionals are being singled out.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Prison, Law, Maryland

The Washington Post

O'Malley talks to the entrepreneurs at 1776 about innovative approaches in his state

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley sat in a gray armchair at 1776 - a start-up incubator a few blocks from the White House that has become a must-stop for politicians - and described his state as an entrepreneurial utopia in the making.

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Newswise

Maryland State Health Secretary to Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joshua M. Sharfstein, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , will join the full-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the new Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Food and Drug Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

Maryland Health Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein will step down in January when Gov. Martin O'Malley leaves office to become an associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABC2 Maryland

Veterans Crisis Command Center moves locations

The paper shuffle has a pain level of its own for veterans coming to the American Legion Post in Arbutus, who are hoping for better healthcare.

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Reuters

Maryland man leaves hospital after bout with flesh-eating bacteria

A Maryland man who nearly lost a leg and his life to a flesh-eating bacterial infection he contracted in Chesapeake Bay, has been released from hospital, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Ballot Access News

Former West Virginia County Commissioner Hopes to be Elected to...

Brenda Hutchinson has qualified for the ballot as an independent candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates in district 58. See this story in the Cumberland Times-News, which is a Maryland newspaper that covers the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care

With Central Maryland's veterans waiting months to schedule an initial visit with a primary care doctor, the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System is hoping to tap into whatever reserve capacity is available in the area's extensive network of private clinics, according to a formal solicitation.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Life, Veteran Affairs, Arbutus, MD, Baltimore, MD

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Authors give new perspective on War of 1812

The War of 1812 leaps off the pages of the book "In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake."

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