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Maryland State Workers Rally Over Health Care, Pensions

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Gwen Filipiak, a teacher at Lewisdale Elementary School in Hyattsville, is concerned about plans to move pension responsibilities from the state to each school district.

"So we might pay into the pension for 25 years, and have some kind of upheaval in the ocunty and lose everything we've put into it," she says.

The union says workers have already taken furloughs and even pay cuts, but Gov. Martin O'Malley says Maryland is facing $35 billion in unfunded pension and health care liabilities and these changes are necessary.

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.


New York City To Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

New York City has implemented a new rule requiring chain restaurants to put sodium warnings on their menus. Menu items that contain lots of salt will be marked with an icon of a salt shaker.
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Chicago Police Chief Firing And Efforts To Boost Public Trust Of Police Nationwide

Chicago's mayor fires the city's police chief amid protests over the response to the police killing of a black teenager. An update on efforts to boost public trust in police forces across the country.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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