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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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A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.

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