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Parts of Maryland could see some winter weather today, as Thanksgiving travel gets underway. Gubernatorial hopeful Doug Gansler proposes offering eyeglasses to disadvantaged students. Baltimore City Council President “Jack” Young grills Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. And more.

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MD Congressman Steny Hoyer reacts to this weekend’s agreement between Iran and the US, which would see Iran’s nuclear program put on hold for the next six months. Plus: news from the MD GOP’s fall convention, Hogan plans to enter governor’s race, the proposed CSX terminal in Baltimore, and more.

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We look at Baltimore’s new crime fighting strategy. Updates on the 2014 governor’s race. A report on efforts to reduce health care costs in Anne Arundel County. Plus: the minimum wage, new indictments in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case, a proposed change to gun laws, and more.

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts agrees with the ACLU that more oversight is needed of so-called “stop and frisk” searches. Plus: Thanksgiving travel projections, casino projections, ICC use, paper ballots, MD’s ban on handheld cell phone use while driving, and more.

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Baltimore County teachers file grievance over Common Core requirements. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Vice President Joe Biden renew calls for a CSX transfer terminal. Plus: “stop and frisk,” housing in Baltimore County, the minimum wage, the PG casino, and more.

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An Amtrak train derailment on Monday night has led to significant delays for Penn Line MARC trains. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur wants Maryland to legalize and tax marijuana, and use the funds to expand pre-K education. Plus: news from the Baltimore City Council, and more.

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The Baltimore City Council is set to vote on bills addressing panhandling and the new “taxi tax.” Senator Ben Cardin is set to endorse Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial campaign. Plus: speed cameras, Baltimore homicides, Rawlings-Blake’s trip to Panama, Philippines relief, indoor tanning, and more.*

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Maryland lawmakers react to President Obama’s “fix” to the Affordable Care Act. Our series on mental healthcare concludes. Brown’s gubernatorial bid picks up support from two former Attorneys General. A look at the 2014 AG race. The latest on the Harbor Point development. And more.

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Just 1284 Marylanders signed up for health insurance using the state’s online exchange in October. Montgomery County Exec Leggett backs upping the minimum wage in his county. Plus, backlash over Baltimore’s taxi tax, Annapolis Alderman Arnett faces recall effort, “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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