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    Hagerstown Corporation Gets Homeland Security Contract

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    An aerospace technology company in Hagerstown, Maryland is getting a boost from the Department of Homeland Security.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation has received a contract for approximately $600 million to equip aircraft for the Department of Homeland Security.

    The aircraft will conduct customs and border protection, and roughly 100 people are expected to be hired for the work. Sierra Nevada's vice president, William Shaver, says the Hagerstown site, near Hagerstown Regional Airport, already has a little more than 500 employees. About half of the current Sierra Nevada employees are contractors.

    The new workers will include engineers, mechanics, metal workers and maintenance staff.

    Rebecca Sheir reports...

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    Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life. "I grew up in a household that's very argumentative ... in a very healthy way," he says.
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    Why Chobani Gave Employees A Financial Stake In Company's Future

    Workers at the yogurt-maker got a potential windfall when the company said it would give them shares that could be worth up to 10 percent of the firm. It reflects a rising trend in employee ownership.
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    The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

    Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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    Weighing The Good And The Bad Of Autonomous Killer Robots In Battle

    It sounds like science fiction, but it's a very real and contentious debate that is making its way through the U.N. Advocates of a ban want all military weapons to be under "meaningful human control."

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