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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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O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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