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Closing Arguments Continue In Currie Trial

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Joseph Evans, an attorney for Sen. Ulysses Currie, told jurors in federal court Thursday morning too many people knew about his activities for it to be a case of bribery, according to the Associated Press. He says Currie even told an ethics officer for the Maryland General Assembly about a consulting deal with Shoppers Food Warehouse. Evans says lobbyists for two competing grocery stores also knew of the agreement.

Evans says Currie shouldn't have voted on legislation that enabled Shoppers to transfer a liquor license between stores, but that it was not a bribe or federal crime.

Currie is charged with bribery, extortion, conspiracy and making false statements over $245,000 in payments he received over several years from Shoppers.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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