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Prince George's County Legislator Proposes Bill Requiring Posting Of Salt Content

The McDonalds at the intersection of University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue is one of the busiest in the region, and whether you stand in line or drive through you'll know exactly how many calories are in your meal—because it's posted.

But now Prince George's County Council member Eric Olson wants consumers to know how much sodium is in that meal, and he's proposing a bill that would require restaurants with five or more locations in the county to display calorie and salt counts. The bill would affect an estimated 300 establishments of the county's 3,000 restaurants.

A disproportionate number of Prince George's County residents suffer from obesity, hyper-tension and heart disease, and eating too much salt can contribute to all those conditions.


Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.
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Behind America's Seasonal Crush On Pumpkin

This year, a national shortage of the orange squash threatens to derail America's favorite seasonal obsession.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Race, Justice And Finding A Voice In Local D.C.

Few writers and public intellectuals command an audience like one currently following Ta-Nehisi Coates. But long before Coates' thoughts shaped nationwide conversations about race, justice and the black experience in America, he found his voice as a young writer in local D.C. and in the city where he grew up, Baltimore.


Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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