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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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Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

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International Military Action In Syria

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Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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