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Maryland Dream Act Discussed In Public Hearing

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The so-called Maryland Dream Act would allow students without legal resident status to pay in-state or in-county tuition as long as they graduate from a Maryland high school they've attended for at least two years.

The measure is sponsored by Sen. Victor Ramirez (D), who hopes to have Maryland join 11 other states which currently allow undocumented students to pay the reduced cost.

Opponents argue the bill gives preferential treatment to undocumented students at a time when taxpayers in Maryland can least afford it.

Wednesday's public hearing before the Senate Education Affairs Committee allows both sides to make their case for the issue. Testimony is expected to last into the evening.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
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Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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