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O'Malley Appoints Head Of Governor's Office for Children

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed a new head of the Governor's Office for Children. O'Malley says Anne Sheridan will lead the office tasked with promoting youth health and wellness and helping to end childhood hunger in Maryland.

Sheridan spent the last three years directing Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign in Maryland. She previously worked as a community relations director for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and served on Sen. John Kerry's campaign for president in 2004.

Sheridan received her bachelor's degree in economics and government from Simmons College in Boston. She is also a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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