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MoCo Buses Could Soon Carry Traffic Cameras

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In Maryland, a bill is being introduced Tuesday in the Montgomery County council that could place cameras on school buses -- not pointed at students, but on the vehicles attempting to pass them.

Earlier this year, the Maryland general assembly okayed a bill that would allow the county to install the cameras should council members decide to they want to.  The cameras would be designed to catch drivers that pass school buses when they're stopped, similar to the devices that now catch speeders or those who run red lights. 

A state study showed that for a variety of reasons, less than a third of drivers in Montgomery County that passed stopped school buses were actually fined. Those caught by the cameras would face a maximum fine of $250. If a bus driver can personally identify the driver, as opposed to the camera just spotting a license plate, the driver would face a misdeameanor charge and a fine of up to $1,000. 

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In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

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