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MD Senate Delays Confirmation Vote For Transportation Secretary Nominee

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By Rebecca Blatt

Maryland's State Senate has delayed a vote to confirm Gov. Martin O'Malley's nominee for transportation secretary. Senator Anthony Muse, of Prince George's County, asked Friday to separate Beverly Swaim-Staley's name from other officials up for confirmation. Swaim-Staley has been serving as acting head of the state's transportation department since O'Malley appointed her in September.

Muse says he does not have "personal concerns" about Swaim-Staley, but he says he wants to know the department is being run efficiently with "fairness to all its workers." He declined to elaborate.

As acting secretary, Swaim-Staley oversees the department's 9,000 employees and $3.8 billion budget.

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

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