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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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