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Posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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SOLDIER-TRANSPLANTED ARMS: Moved. Will be updated.

RAVENS RALLY: Moved. Will be updated.

SUPERSTORM AID: Moved. Will be updated.

SUPREME COURT-GPS TRACKING: Moved. Will be update.

INMATE DEATH: Moved. Will be updated.




The first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant in Baltimore. Brendan Marrocco, who is 26, and from Staten Island, N.Y., was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. He also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms in a novel approach aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs. The surgery is part of a research effort to use innovative medicine, including face and limb transplants, to help severely wounded military troops. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione.

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BALTIMORE — Baltimore will send the Ravens off to the Super Bowl with a rally next at the Inner Harbor. Head coach John Harbaugh and All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis are among those expected to join the rally. By Alex Dominguez.

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WASHINGTON — Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the densely populated Northeast, the Senate is nearing a vote on a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to help storm victims recover. By Andrew Miga.


WASHINGTON — A D.C. nightclub owner being retried on a drug conspiracy charge dramatically tore up a copy of his indictment at the beginning of his new trial. Antoine Jones, who is representing himself, told jurors Monday that the indictment is nothing but a formal charge before ripping it twice. By Frederic J. Frommer.


DOVER, Del. — A convicted killer serving life in prison for an infamous double murder in Sussex County has died. State prison officials said Monday that 75-year-old Kermit R. West of Laurel died Thursday night at Christiana Hospital in Newark. West, then 23, killed farmer Lorenzo Whaley, 72, and his wife, Mamie, 66, in 1961. By Randall Chase.


WASHINGTON — In the anxious weeks after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the idea of bringing more police into the nation's schools has picked up support. But for many parents and educators, there is a more immediate priority: protecting schoolhouse doors. By Donna St. George of The Washington Post.


DOVER, Del. — Wartime operations: essential. Base open house: not essential. Civilian manning, maintenance, training flight hours: to be determined. That's the Cliff's Notes version of the funding issues facing Dover Air Force Base commander Col. Rick Moore and his contemporaries across the Department of Defense. Federal spending is about to be slashed in an effort to reduce the deficit, and the Pentagon will bear half the burden. By William H. McMichael of The News Journal.


— CONFEDERATE SUBMARINE — Scientists say the submarine that was the first in history to sink an enemy warship was much closer than thought to a Union ship it sank in 1864.

— OLD POST OFFICE-TRUMP — District of Columbia officials are requiring Donald Trump's organization to pay millions in local property taxes to redevelop the Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel.

— DEATH PENALTY-MARYLAND — Relatives of five murder victims are joining a rally in Annapolis to repeal Maryland's death penalty.

— BOY-PARK-JURY AWARD — A Baltimore jury is awarding $500,000 to a teenager who was left miles from home without his shoes after he entered a police van as part of a drug investigation.

— DC BUDGET-SURPLUS — District of Columbia officials are weighing how to handle an expected $400 million budget surplus from the 2012 fiscal year.



NEW ORLEANS — No Tom Brady. No Ben Roethlisberger. No Mannings. No Aaron Rodgers. This Super Bowl has a pair of fresh-face quarterbacks ready to duel when Joe Flacco leads the Baltimore Ravens against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers. Developing from team news conferences at 4:30 p.m. (49ers) and 6:45 p.m. (Ravens). By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner.

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NEW ORLEANS — Soon after their arrival in New Orleans, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and several players are expected to get their first grilling from the media. They will dutifully fulfill their obligation, but their focus in the Big Easy will be to keep the distractions to a minimum as they prepare to make the team's first Super Bowl appearance in 12 years. By David Ginsburg.


NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans gets ready to host its 10th Super Bowl — matching Miami for staging the most NFL title games — and it's been a long time coming since the Superdome, businesses and hotels had to be repaired and rebuilt in the aftermath of Katrina. In fact, the owner of the Saints wanted to leave town, but the NFL promised the game would return if they stayed. At the same time, many fans coming here for the see the 49ers vs. Ravens are also taking side trips to see the scars from the deadly storm. Developing from 3 p.m. news conference with Super Bowl Host Committee. By Brett Martel. AP photos.


WASHINGTON — Riding a five-game home winning streak and buoyed by the return of John Wall, the Washington Wizards host the Sacramento Kings, who have lost four straight. By Joseph White. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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