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Unanimous OK Given To Life Sciences Expansion In Montgomery County

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By Matt Bush

After months of talk and wrangling, the massive expansion of Montgomery County's Life Sciences Center in Gaithersburg has been given final approval. The centerpiece of the area will be the expansion of Johns Hopkins University's local campus onto a nearby farm. The plan that will allow it was passed unanimously by county council.

Councilman Phil Andrews was one of the early opponents to the new plan, chiefly because he believed the expansion would lead to a traffic mess. He said he changed his vote because each step of construction will not start until traffic and mass transit benchmarks are met. The school says it's at least two years away from starting construction.

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When Caravaggio Plays Quevedo In Tennis, The Court Becomes A Sonnet

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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.

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