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Maryland Lawmakers Propose Bill To Help Wounded Warriors

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Two local members of congress are using the power of the legislature to create a so-called "Hotels for Heros" program to help military families. The bill, sponsored by Maryland Senator. Ben Cardin and Representative. Dutch Ruppersberger would expand a program which already enables travelers to donate frequent-flier miles to military families.The expansion would extend the program to hotel stays.

The idea is to give families of wounded servicemen a place to stay when they visit during recovery.

The Fisher House Foundation -- which administers the program -- says it has provided 25,000 airplane tickets to injured service members and their families, with a total value of nearly $40 million.

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Reflecting On Football And Addiction As 'Friday Night Lights' Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, Buzz Bissinger wrote about the big-time stakes of small-town high-school football in Friday Night Lights. Now he talks about the impact the book had on the players and himself.
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Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee

Foraging bumblebees can pick up nearly half their weight in pollen before heading home to the hive, research shows. All that weight tucked into hollows on their hind legs can complicate flying.
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President Obama Unveils New Power Plant Rules In 'Clean Power Plan'

Key elements of the Clean Power Plan include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.
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Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia

A kid-sized robot that's built around a PVC bucket and sports a friendly face, the hitchBOT couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece.

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