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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) The owner of a boardwalk hotel where a carbon monoxide leak sickened several people over the summer has pleaded guilty to failure to provide carbon monoxide detectors. Salvatore Rinaldi, owner of the Americana Hotel, pleaded guilty to the 10 counts today in District Court.

WESTOVER, Md. (AP) A Somerset County task force is expected to recommend that the county create diversity policies and an equal employment opportunity oversight committee. Kirkland Hall, the president of the county's branch of the NAACP, says the committee's report will be released November 12th during a town hall meeting hosted by the Somerset NAACP and the ACLU of Maryland.

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WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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