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Maryland Toll Bridges To Receive Security Upgrades

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge
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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Maryland Transportation Authority says the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore and the Nice Bridge between Carroll County, Md. and King George County, Va., are among those getting new cameras, lighting and sensors to detect stopped vehicles. Work on the year-and-a-half-long project is expected to begin soon.

MDOT authorities say the contract for the technology-based project went to SAIC, a Virginia company. It's part of a plan to protect the state's infrastructure.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 23

You can liven up your step with some funky, reggae music or dance like you’re the only person riding the Metro.

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Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
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McDonnell Legal Defense Fund Has Raised $150,000 This Year

The legal defense fund for Bob and Maureen McDonnell has raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter this year, including several thousand from former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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