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Md. Legislature Will Tackle Redistricting In October

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Maryland's legislature normally meets in Annapolis for a 90-day session beginning each January, but lawmakers need a special session this year to redraw Congressional districts based on the results of the last census.

It's possible that lawmakers would consider additional legislation during the special session as well, AP reports.

Some members have discussed introducing bills to raise money for the state's depleted Transportation Trust Fund. But it's unclear how much support there would be to take on such challenging revenue issues.

A spokesman for the governor says O'Malley is still considering that possibility.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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