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Lawsuit Over Gasoline-Tainted Groundwater Growing

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By Meymo Lyons

In Frederick County, Maryland, the number of people seeking compensation for gasoline-tainted groundwater is growing.

An amended complaint filed this month in Frederick County Circuit Court now lists 75 plaintiffs seeking $50 million each in compensatory and punitive damages for gasoline leaks from the Green Valley Citgo station in Monrovia. The original complaint filed in March had 60 plaintiffs.

State environmental regulators say signs of groundwater contamination from underground storage tanks were first detected in 2004. The agency alerted area residents in 2007.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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How New Jersey Tamed The Wild Blueberry For Global Production

In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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