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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Maryland and California say they have suspended youthful offender prison diversion programs featured on the television show, "Beyond Scared Straight," after the federal government warned they could lose funding. The Justice Department says research indicates scared-straight programs don't deter teenagers from offending; in fact, they were more likely to offend in the future.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Maryland law that counts prison inmates as residents of where they last lived is going to delay when lawmakers will see updated census numbers for the purpose of redrawing legislative districts. Officials say the new numbers will be available before the end of Maryland's legislative session in April.

CLAYTON, Del. (AP) Delaware State Police say a man sought for forcing his ex-girlfriend into a car and driving off with her has surrendered. Forty-year-old Joseph Callahan of Dover surrendered yesterday and was charged with robbery, burglary and other offenses.

BALTIMORE (AP) Justin Duchscherer has signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. With the addition of the right-hander, the Orioles have a full 40-man roster. He is 33-and-25 with a 3.13 ERA over eight seasons.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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