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STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials worked into the night to help clean up communities on the Eastern Shore that were hit by a tornado.

The National Weather Service say a tornado touched down 1:30 a.m. Monday near Stevensville in Queen Anne's County. Meteorologists say the tornado's wind speeds reached 125 miles per hour.

The storm downed trees, collapsed buildings and knocked out power to thousands in the Kent Island area. A hospital official says one injured man has been released.

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Has Wicomico County’s revenue tax cap run its course?

The Greater Salisbury Committee will be conducting a study to take a look at the measure’s impact 17 years after it was approved by voters.

The cap limits property tax revenue to a two percent increase or the Consumer Price Index whichever is less.

The Salisbury Daily Times notes that the CPI has not been above the 2 percent mark over the last half decade.

Mike Dunn, the committee’s CEO, told the paper the organization believed it was time to take a look at the cap.

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The head of Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has quietly resigned.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the 67-yearold Mike Barbieri handed in his resignation on July 6th.

One week later indictments were handed down against three former employees of the Delaware Psychiatric Center alleging neglect that resulted in the death of a patient.

Barbieri’s division operated the center.

Adding to the controversy was his time as CEO of Crossroads of Delaware which was an outpatient addiction treatment facility.

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A 7 year old Assateague pony has died after eating a large amount of dog food earlier this month.

A post-mortem investigation found the food had caused an internal blockage which created a rupture within the horse.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that dog food generally contains a recipe that is too rich for the animal and in large amounts can cause death.

Generally, the ponies consume large amounts of beach grasses and other vegetation with high fiber.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Some Maryland residents are raising concerns about plans to open medical marijuana dispensaries near their homes.

The Baltimore Sun reports that after John Seifert signed a lease to allow a medical marijuana dispensary to operate in his shuttered Baltimore County flower shop, a county councilman introduced legislation that could potentially block the dispensary from opening there.

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Israel has removed controversial metal detectors at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem, aiming to ease tension after days of protests.

But it remains to be seen whether Muslim worshippers will accept the security measures that Israel plans to implement in their place. The metal detectors were installed at the Muslim-administered site after several Israeli Arabs shot dead two Israeli police officers there.

Emporia, Kansas is home to rolling prairies, wheat fields, and the world's biggest frisbee golf tournament.

But the reason we went there: the National Teacher Hall of Fame, which gives the place it's most revered title, Teacher Town USA.

In 1989 the members of the Emporia local school board and Emporia State University asked, 'Why doesn't anyone honor teachers?'

To fill the void, they created the museum and hall of fame, where the top five teachers in the nation are honored every year. To be eligible, you must have taught for 20 years or more.

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It was just five days ago that John McCain, the longtime Arizona senator, two-time presidential candidate and perhaps America's most famous prisoner of war, was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer.

And yet, McCain is set to make a dramatic return to the U.S. Senate Tuesday for a key vote on health care.

"Look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow...," McCain tweeted Monday night.

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