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Lawmaker Proposes Dress Code In Ocean City

A lawmaker has proposed a bill to enforce a dress code on Ocean City's boardwalk.
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A lawmaker has proposed a bill to enforce a dress code on Ocean City's boardwalk.

If you sit on any of the wooden benches along the Ocean City Boardwalk long enough, there's a pretty good chance you'll see something that offends or disturbs you. That's especially true this month, as thousands of recent high school graduates have flocked to the coast for their annual senior week festivities.

But it isn't teenage shenanigans irking Ocean City Councilman Brent Ashley. Instead, he bothered by sagging pants -- the style (or lack thereof) where kids wear their pants far below their actual waistlines.

Ashley is asking his colleagues on the council to seriously consider this ordinance because he feels families with children should not be subjected to seeing someone's backside, and his proposal would mirror a law recently passed in Wildwood, N.J. prohibiting pants from being worn lower than 3 inches from the waistline. The New Jersey law carries a $25 fine.

The Ocean City Council says it will discuss Ashley's proposal in a few weeks.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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