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Hundreds Congregate to Support Offshore Wind Technology in Maryland

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More than 300 Marylanders packed into the Westin Hotel to support the push for putting an offshore wind farm off the coast of Ocean City.

As dozens of people marched towards the Capitol building in Annapolis, you could almost feel supporters of offshore wind energy riding the recent wave of momentum toward making renewable energy a reality in the Old Line State.

Many activists believe 2011 could be the year legislators here will pass a law instructing power companies to enter into long term purchasing agreements with offshore wind developers thus securing thousands of green collar jobs in Maryland.

Doing so would put Maryland at the front of the line alongside Delaware and Massachusetts in the country's race to go green.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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