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Death Penalty Repeal Clears Maryland House

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There is still some disagreement about the likelihood of a death penalty repeal going up for referendum.
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There is still some disagreement about the likelihood of a death penalty repeal going up for referendum.

The House of Delegates approved the measure Friday, sending it to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will sign it. The repeal had already passed the Senate, where Montgomery County Democrat Jamie Raskin was the floor leader for the bill.

"It's an extraordinary moment in the history of our state," says Raskin. "And in the moral progress and social progress of our people."

But the issue isn't quite final yet, because supporters of the death penalty are still mulling whether to push for a voter referendum next year on the measure. But the Republican delegate whose website helped get same-sex marriage and the DREAM Act before voters last year, says right now he's unsure whether he wants to do the same for the death penalty.


Actor John Krasinski Takes Stock Of His 'Lottery-Ticket Life'

Krasinski says he's thankful for his big break "every single day." Three years after the wrap of The Office, he continues to branch out — he's now directing and co-starring in the film The Hollars.

Bread Grains: The Last Frontier In The Locavore Movement

Modern bakeries rely on industrial mills for their flour. But a small and growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.


Instagramming In Black And White? Could Be You're Depressed

Researchers analyzed people's photo galleries on Instagram, then asked about their mental health. People who favored darker, grayer photos and filters were more likely to be depressed.

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