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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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Bill Cunningham, Beloved New York Times Fashion Photographer, Dies At 87

New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday at the age of 87. New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life and his nearly 40 years of work for the paper.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Supreme Court decisions are expected soon on issues that include access to abortion and limits on executive power: Analysis of major decisions at the end of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the court.

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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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