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the teens in some of the northern suburbs. we don't have any windchill. early to mostly sunny skies with a high near 51. -- partly to mostly skies. first was a good morning to sarah. >> good morning. enclosures in effect in the city. light street and pratt street, watch for those closures. consider baltimore street. that is a better bet. an accident on westbound pulaski highway. looking good on 95 north and southbound. so far so good on the rest of the major roadways. westbound 50, we are tracking some debris in the road. so far so good on the area bridges. not tracking anything significant at the tunnels. eight minutes on the inner loop
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from 795 over towards the j.f.x. 5 minutes on 95 down to the fort mchenry from the split. this is the southwest corner at wilkins avenue. so far running smoothly. light volume around the area at frederick road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have breaking news. police are clearing out occupy baltimore protesters. the men and women have been camped out for the past few months. kim dacey joins us live from the scene with what went down. good morning. >> we are here at the corner of pratt street and south street across from the inner harbor pavilions. police still on the scene. a heavy police presence. pratt street and part of light street are blocked off. police still occupied the square
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as they try to move things out. this is as close as we can again. it was around 3:15 this morning when police officers began blocking off those roads around mckeldin square. they walked in and surrounded the camp and began escorting people well. some were expecting to be forced out of mckeldin square at some point. overall, the removal was peaceful. >> there was a couple of problems that was happening. it happens everywhere. we were very peaceful. >> we have been warned of many things in the past. we'll work waiting to see what the mayor would do about this and how the police would act and react. >> we just received a statement
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from the mayor. it says the city of baltimore is committed to protecting .ndividuals' right to protest camping is prohibited. book and demonstrate within the currently established guidelines. we didn't have any official word from police on this situation. they said there will have more information later today. we're hoping to bring you that as we get it. >> police used grenades to break up protesters to block an entrance to a port in seattle. the protest was part of the larger effort to destroy port traffic. many were wiping their faces and retreating from the area. >> police released a sketch is
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hoping to find a suspect in eight robbing and stabbing in charles villiers. this is a sketch of one of the two people. he tried to rob the people and then stabbed him. call police if you recognize him. >> no bail for richard pettaway. he is accused of armed robbery at a goodwill stores. police said he is a serious threat. he denies knowledge of the robbery. towson university goes on lockdown. the suspect entered the bank and demanded money. police say he fled to the liberal arts building where he was later found sitting on a bench. the suspect never displayed a weapon. >> no word on what led to a
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pursuit in north baltimore. police followed the vehicle as it sped along without headlights. investigators say one person was taken into custody. the state is being too aggressive when it comes to speed camera citations. a law was approved use speed cameras. but now a senator thinks maryland is stretching the intent of the rules to ticket drivers even when workers are not on site. >> it it is about safety come let's make it about safety. >> i think it is unfair to ticket us. >> just to make money for the state. >> work zones present dangerous situations for workers and pedestrians. this is the safeguard workers
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and to protect passengers traveling through the work zones. reducing lane widths. leaving little margin for error. >> house republicans are expected to approve a bill that would continue a payroll tax cut. the legislation it has drawn objections. kate amara joins us live. >> republicans say the bill will help create jobs. democrats argue it is too stingy. >> when it comes to jobs, the american people cannot wait. we'll take action. >> house republicans putting the finishing touches on a bill to extend the payroll tax holiday before it runs out by the end of the year. >> it includes important measures to help the private sector create more jobs. >> the legislation does not sit
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well with some democrats. they oppose linking lower apparel tax rates to an oil pipeline project. >> if this is as close to a shovel ready project as you'll see. >> the president has threatened a veto. >> now is the time to do what is right for the american people. >> democratic leaders say -- >> tell your members of congress -- do not be a brgrinch. do the right thing for you and the economy. speed >> your bare predicts the bill will pass -speaker- john boehner says the bill will pass. >> 27 degrees on tv hill. what the supreme court plans to take up the issue of arizona's immigration law.
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>> police say three band members beat a band member
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>> welcome back. 5:10. 35 degrees downtown. about 10 degrees colder in the suburbs. away from the city, the temperatures about as cold as it were yesterday morning. 23 and parkton. 24 degrees at the airport. mostly sunny skies is fully expect. it will be warmer than yesterday. a high near 51. we'll come back and check if forecast going into the weekend. >> 3 florida a&m band members are arrested in the beating of a band member. police say one of the three band
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members struck the victim with her fist and with a metal ruler to initiate your into something called the red dog order. the woman had blood clots in the legs. this came about three weeks before 4:00 a.m. drum major was killed during another hazing incident. the supreme court will take up arizonas immigration law. say it is necessary because immigration laws on the books are not being enforced. the obama administration sued. the court has added the high- profile immigration law to its docket. >> a skeleton santa claus on across has --on a cross has
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touched off a debate in virginia. residents took exception. it was put back up on friday night. this time the head was taken off as well. local residents are torn whether it was a good idea and the first place. >> 27 degrees on tv hill. post office concerns are still looming. local offices handling the news. >> we have some closures in effect in the city. we'
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. will start in the city. we have some closures in effect because of police activity at light street and pratt street. all lanes are closed at that intersection. we will keep you posted on that closure. an exit being cleared westbound at pulaski highway in the abington region of harford county. everything is running smoothly if you want to take philadelphia road as your alternate. a nice start on 97 north and southbound. westbound 50, watch for debris in the road. 11 minutes in the west side outer loop. 10 minutes to travel south on 95 from the beltway down subic 32 -- dowon to 32.
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that ramp into town is looking pretty good on 395. this is the harrisburg expressway at warrant road. we're problem free from the maryland line down to the road.y -- at warrant roren that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> the three anda 10 buses are diverting at howard and pratt streets. terrell and mattress subway on schedule. -- light rail and metro subway on schedule. now back to tony pann. >> a nice area of high pressure in control on the east coast. it will be warmer than yesterday. i think we'll sneak into the low 50's. we're watching a system out in
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the plains states and you can see the showers heading east around st. louis and the parts of missouri. that first batch of rain will fall apart but that system wilkins was a chance for some rain. right now the skies are clear -- that system will give us a chance for some rain. right now, 24 at the airport. 19 and frederick. bundle up when you step outside. mostly sunny is our forecast. we will climb into the low 50's. sunrise at 7:17. partly cloudy skies tonight. chilly but not as a cold with temperatures around 30. that high pressure moves off the coast tomorrow. it will be warmer over the next couple of days. that rain will get closer to us. the best chance for rain will be
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on thursday. increasing clouds tomorrow. 54 on thursday. 30% chance for some rain. a few clouds on friday. into the weekend, a chance for a mix of rain and snow. we will keep an eye on that. temperatures in the 40's. >> thank you. some schools all looking to throw out a law banning junk food and vending machines. students are not patronizing those machines anymore. there are trying to find a balance to get healthy kids and a healthy profit. george lois will report from seattle on that debate. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think schools should relax their ban on junk food sales in order to raise revenue for student activities? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook
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page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. a minnesota woman is a thankful following a kind act that fits the season of giving. we have more. >> it is the type of story that evade the news all too often. for this woman, it is the rarity of such an occurrence that makes her all the more speechless. >> its a, by surprise. totally by surprise. >> while standing in the checkout line, she was approached by two women asking if you would like a coupon for purchases. >> and i said, yes it would, thank you. she began to cry. informed and better husband just passed away. >> i just lost my husband on monday.
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he turned around and give me a big hug and said, i'm sorry for your loss. >> the story does not end there. other active kindness had taken place. >> the cashier at next to me tell me that somebody had paid for stuff. >> that is what took her breath away. >> for him to give me a hug, was wonderful. but to have my things pay for, that was more. >> they hope to spread the word. >> i wanted to thank you so very much and wish him a merry christmas and god bless. >> she hopes the generosity it spreads to others this holiday
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season. >> on believe there's more good, kind people than there are not. >> making a difference one at random act of kindness at a time. >> very nice. she was purchasing 8 shadowbox for a flag -- a shadowbox for a flag. >> future cuts to the u.s. postal service continues to loom over union workers. the closure of the frederick distribution center has caused a major backup of baltimore's main office. >> mail delay to the point where there are loads of mail sitting in our yard that have been for eight, 10 days, sun and destined for homes on black friday sales never got to where it was supposed to go on time.
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>> if there were any issues with any of our customers, we have worked with them. >> the distribution center closed back in november. >> thank you. champagne sales are bubbling up. the lockheed satellite program is over budget. verizon may have its eyes on acquiring netflix. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. >> verizon could be looking to buy netflix. verizon is serious about a bid to acqre the movie provider. verizon hinted the want to move beyond their vios tv business and move towards streaming video. we did end lower. moody's and fitch said the european summit did little to fix the crisis. we do get the latest retail
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numbers for november. futures are a little higher. sears will keep their stores open until midnight in many cities through december 23. some discrepancy over lockheed martin's early warning satellite system. there is an overrun and a yearlong launch delay. the overrun is part of the missile defense and is closer to $52 million. the champagne industry is on track to hit a record amount of bottles shipped back in 2007. the industry took a big hit during the recession. tons of grapes were left rotting in the field during harvest. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you, jane. we will see you at 6:15 for your next report. >> 5:23.
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27 degrees on tv hill. we follow breaking news overnight. how city authorities handily clear out of occupy baltimore. >> at holiday special event featuring a raven and an or featuring a raven and an or [ female announcer ] during the holidays, there's a lot to get done. and safeway select appetizers help you rise to every occasion.
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>> ray rice and brian roberts teamed up for an event at port discovery. >> to be part of an event like this because you see the smile on these young kids faces and to hang out with me and brian roberts, and it is a cool event. >> governor o'malley and santa claus also paid a visit.
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>> the annual toy drive has made possible for families to have toys for the families for christmas. this year, more help is needed because of the economy. you could drop toys off at the donation box at any baltimore county library. 27 degrees on tv hill. an inmate found dead inside a baltimore prison. >> police movement on the occupied protest in mckeldin square. i am kim dacey with the latest. >> it is quiet and cold again this morning. we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast. >> we have some closures in the city because of that police
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> falling breaking news this
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morning. police clearing out occupy baltimore demonstrators from mckeldin square. we love more coming up in just a bit. good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. another chilly morning. >> we will make it up to perhaps 51. it is not warm but warmer. 24 at the airport. temperatures may be in the teens if you're watching us in the northern suburbs. we should make it up to 51 degrees. we'll come back and show you the seven forecast. >> we could use those extra few minutes yesterday. >> 51 will be better than 46. >> right now the roads are
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looking good. we have some closures along light street and pratt street because of police activity. we will update you on that. if you want to take pratt street, take baltimore instead and howard as an alternative. westbound pulaski highway, the accident has been cleared and everything running smoothly out of harford county. if you're heading to the airport, not trusting any delays on those major roads. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. southbound traffic is problem free at the moment. a delay-free ride at the key bridge. everything flowing smoothly to and from the key bridge at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> breaking news. swat teams swarmed the occupy
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camp in downtown baltimore. >> city officials say they have had enough. kim dacey is live at the scene. >> we are right across from the inner harbor pavilions at south street and pratt streets. it looks like all of the tents are down in mckeldin square. you can see police activity in mckeldin square as the work to clean up the rest of that. all the tents appeared to be down and all the protesters alpert around 3:15 this morning was one police officers began blocking off the roads around mckeldin square. they surrounded the occupy camp and began escorting people well. some were expected to be forced out of mckeldin point at some
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point. overall, they say this removal was peaceful. >> there was a couple problems that was happening, but where, it does not happen. you know, it happens everywhere. but, you know, we were very peaceful. >> we have been warned of many things in the past and it is what it is. we're all kind of waiting to see what the mayor would do about this and how the police would actually act and react. >> the protesters are not sure where they are going to go. the mayor released a statement about the situation st. the city of baltimore is committed to protecting people's rights to protest. our parks should not be treated as permanent camp grounds. individuals are free to peaceably assemble within the currently established guidelines. my ministration will assist it
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those experiencing homelessness. police have not given us any word as to why it today was chosen or if there are any arrests made. we expect to hear from them later today. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> an inmate is found strangled inside a cumberland prison. his death has been ruled a homicide. he was serving a 40-year sentence on the rape charge. no charges have been filed. eight raw sewage spill in frederick -- a raw sewage spill in frederick. officials say the drinking water has not been impacted. the cause of the outage is under investigation. >> crews arrived to fight the blaze around 6:30 monday night
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in the 2400 block of bluefield circle in joppa. it took 75 firefighters to contain the fire. it was difficult for the crews to get the fire under control, but nobody was hurt. >> today jerry sandusky will confront six accusers. we have a preview of today's preliminary hearing. >> jerry sandusky faces more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse. this morning prosecutors are expected to begin the hearings with the strongest witness. the man identified as victim sandusky forced himco to have sex. some of other victims are also expected to testify at as the
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government tries to build its case. >> it will preview the trial and see how they hold up under cross examination, which will in some way preview how likely the prosecution is to make a favorable plea bargain in this case. >> sandusky has remained under house arrest, preparing for his defense. his lawyer said his client is innocent. >> it seems all these young men are following a similar pattern. >> there could be questions surrounding the credibility of mike mcqueary. said he witnessed sandusky abusing a boy in 2002. nbc news has confirmed a report that another grand jury witness and a family friend testified when the talk to mcqueary that heard sexght, he
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sounds in the shower. the court and the media are not releasing the names of the accusers. can speak up publicly or keep their identities private. shall francis reporting -- michele france is reporting. the study of routine psa screenings for prostate cancer. >> one study reveals about a woman's health. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think schools should relax their ban on junk food sales in order to raise revenue for student activities? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> if you plan to travel in the city, we will do some alternates to get around a closure at light
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>> welcome back. 35 degrees downtown. much colder outside the city. you may have to scrape some frost off of your windshield. up north, temperatures have dropped into the teens around the pennsylvania line. 19 degrees in york, pennsylvania. 24 at the airport. 33 in annapolis. mostly -- but that backup. mostly sunny is our forecast with a high temperature around 51 degrees. we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast going into the weekend.
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>> eight large studies suggest routine psa screening for prostate cancer does not necessarily lead to invasive biopsies. >> 55,000 men over 11 years were studied. experts thought the test may do more harm than good and lead to unnecessary procedures. study found little evidence that doctors are overly aggressive. appears doctors have been conservative -- appears doctors have been conservative. working moms may be healthier than stay home moat home moms. >> mothers who worked part time were just as involved in the child's school as stay at home
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moms. its study. -- short study. >> pete gilbert look at the best players from the ravens test game. gam-colts >> we're getting a sneak peek of the holiday light show. >> moreau closures in the city this morning as officials worked to clear out protesters from to clear out protesters from mckeldin square
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. . we are tracking some closures along pratt street and light street. if you are going to take pratt street, take baltimore street as your alternate. much better bet with delays forming in that area. eastbound 70, 62 miles per hour
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and a smooth start on the harrisburg expressway down to the beltway. and 95, 55 miles per hour down towards the beltway. problem free at the tunnels. so far so good at the area bridges. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. southbound traffic and we are problem free at the moment with light volume as we approached the 6:00 a.m. ohour. the east side running smoothly to and from the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> good morning. light rail and metro subway on schedule. a diversion around howard and pratt street. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we're off to a quiet but cold start on this tuesday morning.
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first let's say good morning to ava marie. she's down at the inner harbor and will talk about the holiday light show. >> you have seen it before. we're getting a taste of it now. it is incredible. we're outside the power plant next to the aquarium. this is a sneak peek. you guys are running this through the holiday season. what brought this idea to the inner harbor? >> along with the waterfront partnership and the greater baltimore committee, we wanted to do a series of holiday programming that provides free family-friendly entertainment for baltimore families and for visitors. >> that is a big deal. this is a free event for the community and forr tourists. >> runs every night, sunday
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through saturday. shows are at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. we have added 8:09 p.m. show on friday and saturday. incorporates fireworks into the show as well. this is a must-see. >> 8 light show and fireworks. we were talking about the technical aspects of this. we'll be talking about this later. you have a special for new year's eve. >> we do, we do. rose run every hour from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on new year's eve and each show will incorporate fireworks as well. it is cool and incorporated into the actual show with a music crescendo and fireworks golf and it is quite a spectacle. >> we will be previewing this
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all day long. we want to check the weather. we have dry conditions. we're going to be talking about rain in the seven-day forecast. we will go back to tony. this is magical. this is a great event for baltimore. >> stan wants you to tell them they ripped off the display from his house. >> i would like to see that. >> he was on the roof all day yesterday. thank you. weather-wise, it is crisp and cold. high pressure is in control. we're watching a storm moving in from the west. that will run into the high pressure and fall apart. we will wind up with dry weather today and most of tomorrow. that should catch up to us on
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thursday. temperatures have had a chance to drop off again. 19 in frederick. 26 in jarrettsville. in the city, it is much warmer. the 35 downtown and 33 in annapolis. a mixture of sun and clouds. mostly sunny. a touch warmer than the estimate with high temperatures into the low 50's. sunrise at 7:17. chilly but not quite as cold as in a spin with temperatures dropping back to ride into the 20's. wind will turn to the south tomorrow. it will be touched warmer. low to mid 50's over the next couple of days. the best chance for rain will be wednesday night and on thursday. then things turned more winter like as we head into the weekend. 54 on thursday.
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the average high temperature is 46. a chance for a few rain showers once a night or thursday. that may linger into friday morning. a chance for some light rain or snow on late friday. we'll keep an eye on that system. >> i went with the charlie brown the theme of this year. one little strand. keep it simple. >> i saw that laser show. it is awesome. check it out. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> time to get to one of your answers to our watercooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think schools should relax their ban on junk food sales in order to raise revenue for student activities? >> keep sending us those responses.
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we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> good morning. the ravens win over the colts lacked special moments status. they got their 10th win of the year. they face a greater challenge this week at san diego. here's a look at our sideline soundtrack. of the backfield. three and out for the colts. play fake. joe flacco. touchdown, torrey smith!
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>> that is what you want to do. >> joe flacco to throw. coming near side. he barrels his way to the 26- yard line. 18 yards for ray rice. joe flacco out of the gun. 15, 10, and taken down on the nine-yard line. ray rice goes from the left edge and the darts in for the touchdown. >> keep those crabcakes warmed up. >> foreplay action -- off of action.cti the ball comes loose. >> it is short-lived.
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it doesn't last forever. >> he takes the snap. goes to his left. incomplete. the hay is in the barn. y is in thee in th barn." >> fun to watch. >> the d-day for sending out holiday packages has been extended. >> we take a look at the disorder and the common misconception of what causes it. >> imagine this diamond ring on your finger. how you could own the extraordinary piece. >> the hay is in the barn.
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we will check the seven-day forecast. >> tracking some closures in the city because of police activity appeared will check the major roads for delays. that is coming up.
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>> the occupy baltimore camp has been disassembled by police. i am kim dacey on the scene. >> the jube ready to extend a tax cut. can this bill survived democratic objections/ >> a beautiful home goes up in a >> a beautiful home goes up in a spectacular fire

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