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Maryland Senate To Pick Up Gay Marriage Debate

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Maryland's Senate president, Mike Miller, says the Senate will begin debating the bill on Wednesday. Miller says the debate could last all day, and he says he has asked lawmakers to act "gentlemanlike" and "ladylike" as they consider the measure.

Miller says there could be a full vote on the bill next Tuesday. It was approved by a Senate committee last week and has the stated support of 24 senators, which is the minimum needed for passage.

If approved, Maryland would become the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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