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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police say they have created a new website aimed at recruiting a more diverse mix of applicants for new troopers.

Police said in a news release that the website highlights the state police mission, culture and career opportunities available to trooper-trainees.

It provides a behind-the-scenes narrative of the steps to becoming a trooper, training, career opportunities, benefits and the life of a trooper.

The mobile-friendly site will soon include video vignettes featuring state police personnel and their stories.

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If you visit the old Maryland tax website it will be looking a bit different.

The Maryland Comptroller’s office announced that it has been redesigned to make it more user friendly especially for mobile devices such as laps tops and tablets.

This range from the latest technological advances and new compliance features to integrated social media to help navigate the site more easily.

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WBOC is reporting that their website and Twitter page this morning by an individual or group calling itself the "CyberCaliphate". Pro-Islamic State propaganda was posted on the sites. WBOC has been able to eliminate the material from its website but still has not gained control of its Twitter page. The television station has reached out to Twitter as well as contacting law enforcement authorities. The television station also reports that shortly after WBOC was hacked the Albuquerque Journal's Twitter account was also hacked.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's revamped health exchange website has opened early for people to enroll in insurance plans.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein announced on Twitter that the website was open for individuals to enroll on Tuesday, a day early.

Andrew Ratner, a spokesman for the exchange, says it seems to be working well so far. Ratner says 5,324 people have applied and 1,915 applications have been completed since early Tuesday afternoon.

Ratner says the state decided to open the website early after other aspects of a gradual rollout worked well.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials say about 9,000 people have browsed for health insurance plans so far on the state's newly designed health care exchange website.

Carolyn Quattrocki, the exchange director, said Monday the website is working smoothly, and officials are pleased with the number of people who have started shopping. It opened on Saturday, ahead of Sunday's scheduled opening.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Maryland congressman says subpoenas have been sent in an investigation into Maryland's badly flawed health exchange website.

Rep. Andy Harris said in a statement on Tuesday that an audit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has developed into "a full-blown investigation."

Chris Meekins, a spokesman for the Maryland Republican, says Harris' office received the information during an update late last month on how the audit was proceeding.