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Montgomery County Council Delves Deeper In Gaithersburg West Master Plan

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Redesigning the intersection of Sam Eig Highway and Great Seneca Highway is Montgomery County's top priority under the Gaithersburg West Master Plan.
Redesigning the intersection of Sam Eig Highway and Great Seneca Highway is Montgomery County's top priority under the Gaithersburg West Master Plan.

Like beauty, progress is often in the eye of the beholder. Today in Maryland, the Montgomery County council will again meet to consider changes to the Gaithersburg West master plan, including altering some intersections.

Doing so would allow expansion of a campus of Johns Hopkins University to accommodate a tripling of the number of people employed locally in life sciences but opponents fear it will also create a traffic nightmare.

As part of our continuing series on the plan, Matt Bush speaks with some of the people who developed it...

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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