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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.

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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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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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