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Maryland In-State Tuition Bill For Illegal Immigrants In Jeopardy

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The bill stands in a conference committee because of changes the House made to it after it received approval by the Senate. Monday, the Senate initially gave preliminary approval to the House version -- by a single vote.

Then to prevent a final vote, Sen. David Brinkley (R) started filibustering by reading a book.

Supporters didn't have enough votes to stop the filibuster, which threatened to halt action on all other bills that had yet be voted on with just hours before the Senate was scheduled to adjourn for the year.

While supporters argued the conference committee was unlikely to finish Monday night, Senate President Mike Miller (D) said it was Democrats that are holding the bill up.

"There are people in certain subdivisions of the state that, based upon the House amendments, no longer feel comfortable with the bill," Miller says.

The Senate adjourns at midnight.

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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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David Cameron's Former Advisor Wants To Revamp The U.S. Conservative Movement

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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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