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Prince George's County Delegate Gets Second Indictment

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A grand jury in Maryland has indicted Prince George's County delegate Tiffany Alston with theft and misconduct in office, according to the Associated Press.

This is not the first indictment for the Democrat. She is already facing charges of using campaign funds to pay for wedding expenses and the salary of a law firm employee.

The new charges stem from allegations that Alston added a law firm employee to the state payroll to pay for work performed at the firm. The state prosecutor says the employee never worked in Annapolis and continued to perform her duties at the firm. The indictment alleges that the state paid her a total of $800 at a rate of $100 per day as a legislative clerk before she resigned in January.

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.


Some Machines Are Flipping Votes But That Doesn't Mean They're Rigged

As early voting starts, there are scattered reports of touchscreen voting machines "flipping" votes from one candidates to another. But old voting machines, not a "rigged" election is likely blame.

Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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