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    BALTIMORE (AP) Could crab shells and clay help clean oxygen-robbing algae blooms from the Chesapeake Bay? That's the idea of a group of students at the University of Maryland that will be studied with the help of an $880,000 federal grant.

    BALTIMORE (AP) The Maryland Zoo has become one of the top breeders of the endangered Panamanian golden frog. The small gold and black mottled frogs are known for signaling to each other by waving because the din of rushing water drowns out their chirps.

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    Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

    This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.
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    Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

    To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
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    Senator's Legislation Would Strip NFL Of Nonprofit Status

    The Redskins' refusal to change its name has prompted the legislation from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
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    The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

    Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

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