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DAYBREAK DAILY: Maryland readies for Primary Day

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ABC7 WEATHER: Partly cloudy, warmer and more humid. Highs between 85 and 89. http://wj.la/1dwudvt

‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports – The D.C. Council is poised to approve a $10.6 billion budget on Tuesday, but not before considering an amendment that would eliminate the so-called "yoga tax"; an 11-year-old D.C. child is missing; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m. M-F. http://wj.la/T4TCb8

MARYLAND PRIMARY: Maryland voters are going to the polls to choose candidates for governor, attorney general and various state and local offices after a heated primary race.

Voting precincts open at 7 a.m. in Maryland and will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In the Democratic primary for governor, voters will choose between Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Douglas Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur.

Brown rallied with supporters Monday night at his campaign headquarters in Largo, urging them to keep working until the end. Gansler was knocking on doors Monday night and then attended a lacrosse game with his youngest son.

There are four candidates in the Republican gubernatorial primary. They are Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ronald George, Anne Arundel County businessman Larry Hogan and Charles County businessman Charles Lollar. http://wj.la/1m9zuvv

IRAQ LATEST: Secretary of State John Kerry continues to try to get Iraqi leaders to overhaul the Shiite-led government in an effort to deflate a raging Sunni insurgency.

Kerry is back in Iraq for a second day today, hoping that support from the autonomous Kurdish region will force Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to cede more power to Sunni and Kurdish minorities and avoid a civil war. http://wj.la/1m9KN6N

IRS PROBE: The head of the IRS says he's seen no evidence that anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the agency's targeting of political groups.

But Republicans in Congress aren't buying Monday's testimony from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

Today lawmakers will hear from a White House official who once worked for the IRS. http://apne.ws/V8AhYt

POLITICO PLAYBOOK: “Democracy Alliance officials did not dispute the authenticity of the document, but declined to comment on it. It makes public for the first time details of the complete organizational flow-chart of the big-money left, including up-to-date budget figures and forecasts, program goals and performance assessments for the 21 core DA groups, including the Center for American Progress, Media Matters, America Votes and the Obama-linked Organizing for Action. It also includes a ‘Progressive Infrastructure Map,’ with 172 other groups to which the DA recommends that its rich liberal members — including billionaire financier George Soros and Houston trial lawyers Amber and Steve Mostyn — donate. … http://politi.co/V5tizx

NIGERIAN ABDUCTIONS: Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria.

Security forces deny the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have been widely criticized for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped April 15.

There's no way to safely and independently confirm today's report from Kummabza, 95 miles from the capital of Borno state and headquarters of a military state of emergency that has failed to curtail near-daily attacks by Boko Haram fighters.

The member of a local anti-Boko Haram group says the latest abductions happened Saturday in an attack in which four villagers were killed.

Boko Haram has been demanding the release of detained members in exchange for its hostages. http://bit.ly/V8ADye

AARON HERNANDEZ: Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to appear in a Boston court today for a hearing in the 2012 drive-by slayings of two men.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing the men prosecutors say accidentally bumped into him in a nightclub.

Prosecutors say Hernandez drove around looking for the men and allegedly opened fire on them after pulling alongside their car at a traffic light.

He also faces charges in another killing. http://apne.ws/1pxi5Rh

SPORTS, BRIEFLY: The Washington Nationals beat the Brewers 3-0; Virginia lost 9-8 to Vanderbilt in the NCAA College Baseball World Series. http://wj.la/1rps9gt

TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: The Department of Defense confirmed on Monday three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while fighting in Afghanistan. Among those listed was David Stewart, a marine from Stafford, Virginia. http://wj.la/1j923Jt

NEWSTALK: Host Bruce DePuyt will sit down with D.C. Police Cief Cathy Lanier for their monthly one-on-one.

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