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Waterkeeper Alliance Accuses Maryland Poultry Farms Of Pollution

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The Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization aimed at protecting water from polluters, claims that Hudson Farm in Maryland is polluting a nearby river, and that the farm should be held liable.

The alliance also says Perdue Farms, which contracts with Hudson Farm, should also be held accountable for the damage.

A federal judge is hearing the case now. Purdue says the outcome has huge implications, and that if it loses, all poultry farms on the Eastern Shore will be liable for Clean Water Act violations.

Closing arguments are set for the end of the month.

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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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