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Maryland Gets New Juvenile Services Leader

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Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced Sam Abed will head Maryland's troubled Department of Juvenile Services.

Previously, Abed was the chief deputy director for the Department of Juvenile Justice in Virginia. Abed worked at the Virginia Department for nearly five years.

He takes over a department that has seen it's share of problems for many years, culminating in the murder of an educator at the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince Georges County last year. A 13-year-old inmate at the facility was charged with the murder.

Two seperate reports done after the incident say a lax culture of security and safety contributed to the killing.

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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