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Maryland Gay Rights Group 'Will Continue To Fight'

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Equality Maryland says they don't expect another vote on the bill this year. Morgan Meneses-Sheets, the group's executive director, says while they're disappointed by the decision, they consider it a victory that the bill got through the state Senate and the House Judiciary Committee this time around.

"This means that a strategic move has allowed us to live to fight another day and we will continue to fight," she says.

Advocates for the bill say didn't have the 71 votes needed to pass the legislation. Several ministers from churches in Prince George's County were among religious leaders lobbying against the measure. They say they were taking a stand on behalf of family.

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From Broadway To TV, An Actress' Death Takes Us Down Cultural Rabbit Hole

Beth Howland died in December at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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