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Maryland ACLU Questions Petitions Seeking Overturn Of DREAM Act In State

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The state chapter of the ACLU is questioning the legality of online petitions opponents are using to get the law before voters via a referendum next year.

The group says the website MDPetitions.com enables a user who knows someone's name, zip code and birthdate to submit a signature on that person's behalf without their knowledge. The elections board says it is consulting with Attorney General Doug Gansler's office. The board has already validated more than 41,000 of the 56,000 signatures opponents of the new law must submit by June 30 to get it on the ballot next year.

If opponents reach this month's deadline, the implementation of the law will also be delayed, which is another of their goals.

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'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.
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Chipotle's Food-Safety Woes? Don't Expect Sympathy From Rest Of Industry

Chipotle has scorned some mainstream farming practices, like GMOs and antibiotics. Now the fast-casual chain is taking hits over food safety, and past targets of its attacks are taking revenge.
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In Trump's German Ancestral Village, The Locals Are Not Impressed

"Ich bin ein Kallstadter," Donald Trump likes to say. But many of the villagers are more proud of other famous American descendants with links to Kallstadt: the Heinz family, of ketchup fame.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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