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Environmental Groups Assail Cut To Bay Cleanup Plan

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What's known as the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan, is an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration to control the amount of pollution that enters the Chesapeake Bay. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has introduced a measure to end all funding for the program.

A host of more than 40 environmental groups, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the National Wildlife Fund, are assailing the congressman's proposal, saying it endangers clean water and would set back Bay cleanup efforts by years.

The TMDL plan is the most forceful step taken in 25 years of failed efforts to clean up the Bay, but it's earned the ire of the Farm Bureau and developers who say the program is costly and an over reach of EPA power.

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Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
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Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President

The 63-year-old Libertarian presidential nominee has run 17 marathons and four Ironman Triathlons. He doesn't drink or smoke cigarettes, though his doctor doesn't address his past marijuana use.
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The People's Guide To Navigating Racial Awkwardness

What are the best strategies for responding to uncomfortable racial comments? We asked, you delivered. Here are some of our favorite ideas.

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