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Maryland House Grapples With Education Cuts

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Reversing the cuts would restore funding for school systems around the state after an angry backlash from teachers, students and parents.

O'Malley's budget proposal included a $94 million reduction in expected funding for kindergarten through 12th grade. The plan would shift $58.5 million back to schools by raising some fees and trimming elsewhere in the $14 billion general fund budget.

The committee will decide Froday whether to accept the governor's reductions, which would also include an $8 million cut to the University System of Maryland. House subcommittees have also recommended a $10 million rate reduction for managed care organizations under Medicaid and a $9 million cut in funds for the operating costs of the state's courts.

The committee may also consider cutting hundreds of vacant positions in state government.

MD Governor's Budget Proposal, FY2012
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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
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Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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