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Maryland Casinos Bring In $13.6 Million

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The lottery says the two facilities have brought in a total of about $77.1 million for the fiscal year. Hollywood Casino Perryville generated about $10 million in April, for a total of about $64.2 million for the fiscal year. The Casino at Ocean Downs near Ocean City generated about $3.5 million in April, for a total of about $12.9 million for the fiscal year.

The casinos get about one-third of the gross revenues, while 48.5 percent is set aside for the state's education trust fund.

Horse racing purses get about 7 percent, while 5.5 percent goes to local impact grants and 2.5 percent goes to a horse racing track renewal.

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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