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Published Dec. 11, 2007; Last updated: Dec. 5, 2008

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Special report produced by Maryland Newsline's Kelly Martini, David Byers, Raechal Leone and Rachel Mauro, with reporting by Carrie Dindino and calendar updates by Rachel Mauro. Reported from Washington by Capital News Service's Bobby Carmichael, Anju Khar, Dan Lamothe, Rob Tricchinelli, Danielle Ulman and Michael Walsh. Edited by Adrianne Flynn (CNS print stories) and Chris Harvey (Web stories, video, art and interactives).

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