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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Gov. O'Malley says a $100 million tax credit program to promote high-tech industry in Maryland will help provide badly needed start-up money for new businesses. The initiative would offer tax credits to insurance companies at a discounted rate in exchange for investing in the initiative.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland high schoolers would have to complete a course in financial literacy in order to graduate under a bill state lawmakers are considering. Supporters, including Comptroller Peter Franchot, says massive debt and bankruptcy plans offered as escape routes are crushing people in their late teens and early 20s.

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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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