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O'Malley's Offshore Wind Bill Stalls In Finance Committee

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The Maryland Senate Finance Committee is not advancing the governor's marquee agenda items.

Chairman Thomas Mac Middletown says the committee ran out of time to resolve a number of issues raised about the governor's offshore wind energy bill before the legislative session closes next week.

The bill would have required utility companies to enter into long-term power purchasing agreements with offshore wind developers. That would have opened the door for a proposed wind farm 12 miles off the coast of Ocean City. It was expected to generate enough electricity to power almost 80 percent of the Eastern Shore.

But, uncertainty about overhead costs and the costs that could be passed down to consumers, proved enough to stall the bill.

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Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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