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Maryland Gambling Legislation Expected Next Week

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A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O'Malley says a draft of legislation to expand gambling in Maryland will not be available this week. Raquel Guillory says it is unclear when the proposal will be available for lawmakers to review, but that the O'Malley administration is aiming to make the draft available sometime next week.

The governor told reporters after meeting with Baltimore city lawmakers he hoped to have a draft available on Friday. O'Malley wants to hold a special session of the General Assembly this summer to allow table games as well as a casino in Prince George's county.   

The proposal would require voter approval in November, which means lawmakers have until August 20 to pass legislation.

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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How to Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says the traffic in the U.S. is the worst it has been in years. Yet, some urban transportation experts say there's reason to be optimistic. They point to revitalized city centers, emerging technology and the investment in alternative methods of transportation. A conversation about how we get around today, and might get around tomorrow.

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