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Ocean City's Beach Replenishment Project Earns High Praise

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Ocean City's beach replenishment project earned high praise as the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee discussed Hurricane Sandy's impact on the East Coast.

The super storm caused tens of billions of dollars in damages on the East Coast, but in Ocean City, the damage was relatively minimal, and just a little over a half a million dollars.

Much of the damage that Sandy and many other storms could have caused over the years didn't happened because of the levee-like sand dune system created during beach replenishment.

But a bit farther south in Somerset County, the storm's damage is approaching $40 million, with towns like Crisfield now dealing with hundreds of homeless residents after flooding, and mold rendered their houses unlivable.

Both Harris and Cardin are urging the federal government to get involved now and provide assistance to homeowners in Crisfield and throughout Somerset County.

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What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

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Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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4 Things To Watch At The First Presidential Debate

Which Donald Trump will show up? That's one of several unknowns that will determine the outcome of tonight's debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

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