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Top Maryland Headlines: House of Cards in MD, First Lady Inspires

What advice did the first lady give graduates at Bowie State University? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.

By Patch Staff

It was a big week for Maryland, with a visit by the first lady and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. Here's an array of headlines from the 48 Patch sites across Maryland:

Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again
In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important.

Two of the most contentious bills Maryland state lawmakers grappled with this session became law Thursday. The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, which provides for a hike in the state's gas tax, and the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, a restrictive gun control bill, proved divisive for legislators this session.

Maryland Governor Visits House of Cards in Harford County
Gov. Martin O'Malley touted job creation, tax credits related to the film industry.

Takoma Park Makes History with New Voting Age
If you are old enough to get a Maryland driver's license, you will be old enough to vote in the City of Takoma Park’s municipal election in November.

Three Companies Vie to Operate Prince George's Casino
Penn National Gaming, which operates Hollywood Casino in Perryville, is among them.

A 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend plotted the death of the girl's father, Howard County blogger Dennis Lane, as well as his significant other, according to charging documents in the case of Lane's slaying.

Technology Incubator Opens in Havre de Grace
The GroundFloor, located off Route 40, operates in partnership with bwtech@UMBC and a Federal Hill tech company.

Woman Shot by Police in Pikesville
Stephanie Kamlot, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in a parking lot, was confronted by police outside the woman's home in Pikesville, throwing a rock through the window and waving a replica of a handgun. Police shot her several times in the upper body.

Gaithersburg Students Won't Lose AP Exam Credit Due to Twitter Video
The company that administers Advanced Placement exams decided Monday that the improper video will not invalidate the exam for 274 students.

David Craig to Announce Governor's Bid From Front Lawn?
The Harford County Executive has a tour of events scheduled from June 3 to June 4.

Track Fire Leads to Evacuation of Silver Spring Metro Station
A fire underneath a Metro rail car sent billowing smoke over downtown Silver Spring and forced the evacuation of the Silver Spring Metro station at the peak of Tuesday evening’s rush hour.

The suspect, 59-year-old Ronnie Lee Rainey, was taken into custody after briefly barricading himself in his home.

Using red light and speed cameras, targeted stings and other methods, police departments and municipalities hope to prevent pedestrian-related accidents, after a number of fatalities.

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