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Garagiola To Seek Nomination In Maryland

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The race in Maryland's newly drawn 6th Congressional District will begin to heat up this week. On Tuesday, Democratic State Sen. Rob Garagiola is expected to announce he will seek his party's nomination for the seat. He'll be looking to knock off incumbent Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, who's held the 6th District seat since 1993.

The district saw the biggest changes under the new redistricting map that was passed by the General Assembly earlier this month. It now includes a large portion of Montgomery County, where there are no elected Republicans at any level.

One resident of the district has already sued, saying the new map dilutes agricultural-related voting concerns. But Gov. Martin O'Malley says the new district reflects the increasing population along the Interstate 270-corridor. Former Montgomery County Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg has said she will also seek the Democratic nomination, while four other Republicans will challenge Bartlett.

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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