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Heated Race Could Mean More Ocean City Voters On Tuesday

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Historically, whenever the mayor of Ocean City runs uncontested for re-election, voter turnout is anemic at best, but tomorrow's election could be a bit different.

The battle for the three open council seats has gotten quite heated in the last few weeks, as one candidate was arrested for a DUI, while another had his residency questioned, and a sitting member of the council made an unprecedented written endorsement of a non-incumbent candidate and a public slam on the mayor and two of the other candidates running for re-election.

There are seven candidates, but analysts say it will be a four-way race between incumbents Joe Mitrecic, Lloyd Martin, Margaret Pillas and newcomer Brent Ashley.

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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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