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Maryland Farmers Tackle Runoff

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Cows are among the livestock whose manure account for 17 percent of nitrogen and 26 percent of phosphorous in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Sabri Ben-Achour
Cows are among the livestock whose manure account for 17 percent of nitrogen and 26 percent of phosphorous in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

The pollution that causes water quality problems in the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries comes from a lot of places: air pollution, wastewater and urban stormwater, and agriculture. But farmers in Maryland are far outstripping their urban counterparts in changing the way they operate to reduce their impact.

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

"It's a little space, well-measured and precise, in which you have to keep the ball bouncing," says Álvaro Enrigue. His book, Sudden Death, pits the Italian painter against the Spanish poet.
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Birmingham Chefs Test Appetite For New Flavors With Supper Clubs

Pop-up dining experiences are cropping up across the country. While diners savor an exclusive meal, chefs get to try out recipes and gauge the local market for their food before opening a restaurant.
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Maryland Senate Overrides Hogan Veto, Granting Voting Rights To Released Felons

The Maryland Senate Tuesday morning voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's last remaining veto, granting voting rights to felons on parole. That means Democrats in the General Assembly have overridden all six of the Republican governor's vetoes from last year.
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Password Security Is So Bad, President Obama Weighs In

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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