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O'Malley Talks Education During State Of The State

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By Matt Bush

During his state of the state address, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley painted a rosy picture regarding education in the state.

Last month, Education Week magazine ranked public schools in Maryland number one in the nation for the second straight year. But the state's largest school system, Montgomery County's, faces a fine of more than $23 million for failing to adequately fund a school funding formula called 'maintenance of effort' last year.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says if the fine from the state board of education stands, it would have dire consequences for a county that faces a budget shortfall of more than $600 million.

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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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