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Baltimore Company Gets Renewable Energy Contract With State Department

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Constellation says it will supply the State Department with electricity from a wind power project planned in Pennsylvania and a $50 million solar energy project it plans to build in New Jersey. The solar panels will be built by a federal prison service that provides job skill training to inmates and market-priced goods for the federal government.

The utility says it will deliver at estimated 120,000 megawatts a year to the State Department -- and other federal facilities -- including part of the White House campus.

President Obama has set a goal of reducing the federal government's direct greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2020.

Constellation says the new contract will hep the State Department do its part to reach that target.

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'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

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Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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