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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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Md. Native Alan Gross Speaks After Release From Cuban Prison

Maryland native Alan Gross has landed at Andrews Air Force base after he was released from a Cuban prison.

12/17/2014

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Obama Addresses Ray Rice Incident

President Obama has addressed the Ray Rice domestic violence incident in an interview he did with ESPN radio.

12/12/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: The five recipients of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry from left to right top row: actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting, singer Al Green, from left to right bottom row: ballerina Patricia McBride and comedienne Lily Tomlin at the U.S. Department of State on December 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Kennedy Center Honors Five Extraordinary Artists

Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin Are the Honorees for the 37th Anniversary of This Acclaimed Annual Special

12/08/2014

Larry Hogan wins Maryland's governor's race.

Hogan Meets President, VP And Others At White House Friday

Maryland’s governor-elect Larry Hogan travels to Washington and meets with the President and top leaders at the White House on Friday.

12/05/2014

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Bob Haynie: Orioles Celebrate A Glorious Weekend

Another celebration was taking place at Camden Yards as the Orioles won three of four games from the New York Yankees to reduce their magic number for clinching the AL East to three.

09/15/2014

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Star-Spangled Spectacular Hosts President Obama For A Tour Of Fort McHenry

More than 1 million people are expected in Baltimore this weekend to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.

09/12/2014

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Obama Outlines Plan To Defeat Islamic State

President Barack H. Obama announced Wednesday evening that the U.S. will lead a broad coalition going after ISIS, a group the CIA director calls “evil incarnate.”

09/10/2014

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37th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.

09/04/2014

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Obamas To Spend Rare Weekend At Camp David Retreat

-President Barack Obama is foregoing his usual round of weekend golf at a Washington suburban military base.

07/18/2014

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U.S. Immigrants Say ‘Pledge Of Allegiance’ For 1st Time As Americans

For the first time this Independence Day, one group of naturalized citizens said the “Pledge of Allegiance” as Americans.

07/04/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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