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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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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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