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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation marking June 28 as "Freedom of the Press Day" in honor of the five employees of the Capital Gazette killed in a newsroom shooting two years ago.

A man with a well-documented history of harassing the Annapolis paper's journalists pleaded guilty in October to all counts against him in the 2018 rampage. Hogan said in a statement that Maryland recognizes the "vital role that the freedom of the press has in our democracy."

Killed were John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen and Rebecca Smith.



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