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Maryland Rates Poorly On Power Plant Pollution

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Maryland ranked fifth-worst in the nation for pollution from coal and oil fired power plants, in a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

But officials at Maryland's Department of the Environment say the study used information from 2009, before the state's Healthy Air Act regulating power plant pollution went into effect. And they say that much of the state's air pollution -- up to 70 percent -- comes from out-of-state power plants.

They say Maryland is working with other states to curb that pollution.

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'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.
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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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