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BALTIMORE (AP) The U.S. Naval Academy has settled a complaint brought by an English professor who claimed he was wrongly denied a pay raise for publicly criticizing the academy's admissions policies. Bruce Fleming previously filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel on First Amendment grounds.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) An aide to Gov. Martin O'Malley says legislation will seek to continue allowing slot machine proceeds to be redirected to help pay operating costs at the state's financially troubled horse racing tracks. Joseph Bryce says the measure would extend for several years the plan that raised $3.6 million late last year to allow a full calendar of 146 racing days in the state.

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No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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