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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.
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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.

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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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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