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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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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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