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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) Gov. O'Malley is proposing closure of a state center for the intellectually disabled in Cumberland. The July shutdown of the Joseph D. Brandenburg Center is among nearly $1 billion in cost-saving measures the administration outlined today.

BALTIMORE (AP) The brother of a man accused of attacking a teenager while on patrol with an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group is now facing identical charges. Baltimore prosecutors say 20-year-old Avi Werdesheim has been charged in a criminal information with three misdemeanors: second-degree assault, false imprisonment and possession of a deadly weapon.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Even though Delaware's Pat Devlin draws comparisons to another Blue Hen standout, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Devlin says the comparisons end at their shared alma mater. Devlin headlines a group of quarterbacks who will in the 86th East-West Shrine game tomorrow in Orlando, Florida.

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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