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"Morning Edition" host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about Friday's nurses' strike at Washington Hospital Center and the bill to legalize gay marriage in Maryland.

UPDATE: The Maryland House Committee passed the gay marriage bill. It now moves to the full House of Delegates.

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