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Dozen of members of Maryland Indian tribes, some in native dress, stood behind Gov. Martin O?Malley on Tuesday as he signed into law a bill designating the Friday after Thanksgiving as American Indian Heritage Day, a newstate holiday.The holiday won?t cost the state a thing, said Mervin Savoy, chairwoman of the Piscataway-Conoy tribe in southern Maryland. That Friday is already a holiday for...

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