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Maryland Man Gets Probation For Illegal Bay Dumping

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David Ector of Calvert County has been sentenced to probation for illegally discharging fill material into the Chesapeake Bay. Ector must remove the fill material from the Bay as a condition of his sentence, which was imposed Wednesday in federal court in Greenbelt.

Prosecutors say the 55-year-old Ector owned a cliff-front property in Calvert County and, in May 2010, was responsible for dumping large rocks over the cliff face and into the Bay without a permit.

Prosecutors say the dumping interfered with the habitat of an endangered species.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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