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Prince George's County Begins Redevelopment Efforts

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Crews in Prince George's County are preparing to demolish 26 vacant apartment buildings in the Coral Hills area today for redevelopment.

The razing is part of County Executive Rushern Baker's Transforming Neighborhood Initiative, an effort that aims to revitalize six neighborhoods in the county that face significant economic, health, public safety and educational challenges.

"The property will be redeveloped in accordance with the county executive's order," says Linda Turner, who is with the executive's office.

Since the site began undergoing demolition in preparation for construction, it has become a public safety hazard. The area is surrounded by chain-link fencing, however, that hasn't deterred people from loitering and creating havoc around the area.

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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Germany's Beer Purity Law Is 500 Years Old. Is It Past Its Sell-By Date?

For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
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The Politics Hour - April 29, 2016

Kojo reviews Maryland's primary results and what they mean for the region and November's elections. The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of Virginia's former governor. And a major funder of youth programs in the District is bankrupt.

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U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.

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