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A bodysnatching parasite is spreading through crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay, and so far, the crab species at risk are of little economic consequence. But biologists say this invasive parasite has cousins that could wreak havoc with the Bay's fisheries.
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Big Outdoor Parking Lots Look Like Something Else To Montgomery County

The steadily urbanizing Maryland county's surface parking lots might be convenient for motorists, but many of them also happen to be on prime real estate.

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As Part Of Multibillion-Dollar Package For Roads, Hogan Says 'Yes' To Purple Line

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a major shift in state transportation spending to prioritize the maintenance and expansion of roads and bridges over investment in mass transit projects.
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After Supreme Court Ruling, What's Next For Medicaid Expansion In Virginia?

Virginia is one of the states that opted not to use federal money under the Affordable Care Act to expand its Medicaid coverage for low-income families.
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Peru In The Spotlight During This Year's Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is underway on the National Mall through July 5, and this year's event features the South American nation of Peru.
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Virginia Republicans Choose A Presidential Primary Instead Of A Convention

Rather than holding a convention to allocate the state's delegates in the Republican presidential nominating process, the GOP will stick with its usual process: a primary election.

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Hogan: 'I Am Feeling Healthy And Strong'

After his first treatment for an advanced stage of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan shared his feelings on Facebook.

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Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State Introduced Again In U.S. Senate

Fancy living in a state called New Columbia? A bill that would make the District the 51st state has been introduced once again the U.S. Senate, though with Republicans in control, the odds of passage are slim.

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In Dwindling Chinatown, Families Fight Developer Over Fate Of Building

For the residents fighting to stay in their subsidized building in the heart of D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood, it’s not just the District’s dwindling stock of affordable housing that’s at stake — but the future of the city’s Chinese-American population.
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Captured Convict David Sweat In Critical Condition

Sweat and his accomplice, Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped June 6 from a prison in New York. Matt was shot and killed Friday. Sweat was captured Sunday.
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When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

English nursery rhymes don't translate well to ASL, a visual language. One team is merging high tech with cognitive research to improve language learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.
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Drink Beck's? Anheuser-Busch May Owe You A Refund

Several of the world's largest brewers are being sued for suggesting their beers are imports. Anheuser-Busch settled a class action suit that will require it to pay out millions of dollars.
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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.
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European Leaders Warn Greeks On 'No' Vote In Referendum

They say a rejection of bailout terms would mean leaving the eurozone. The Greek government has urged its citizens to vote "no." The country is one day away from failing to make an IMF loan payment.
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In Viennese Media Center, Iranian Journalists Dance Delicately Around Pitfalls

Western reporters are working alongside Iranian media during numerous rounds of nuclear talks — the latest of which are taking place this week. What does their work tells us about Iran's culture?
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After Slaughter Of Tourists, Tunisia Cracks Down On Islamists

Tunisian authorities ordered some mosques closed and banned some fringe Islamist political parties. Some Tunisians support the moves, while others fear the government is overreacting.
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Kuwait Says Saudi Responsible For Mosque Suicide Bombing

Officials say that the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.