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Three Anonymous Mega Millions Winners Announced In Maryland

Three public school employees are sharing a portion of the record $656 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, according to the Associated Press. 

The winners, each of whom will receive $35 million after taxes, wish to remain anonymous, Maryland lottery officials said during a press conference today. The two women and one man bought 60 tickets as a pool, purchasing them at a Baltimore County convenience store.

One is a special education teacher, one is an elementary school teacher and the third is a school administrator, according to AP. They have dreams of backpacking in Europe and paying for one child's college education, according to AP.

All three plan to buy homes, according to NBC Washington. They all plan to remain working in the Maryland Public School system.

The local winning ticket received national attention after the March 31 drawing when a Maryland woman claimed to have the winning ticket but later said she lost it. 

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Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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