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Maryland And Facebook Launch Program Against Cyberbullying

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing a new initiative against cyberbullying in a partnership with Facebook.

Facebook outlined the pilot project, which is being described as the first of its kind in the country and gives educators a direct connection to report or address any online bullying they may see or hear about, at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education fall conference.

The project is designed to streamline reporting of cyberbullying that may not be resolved through Facebook's normal reporting process. Each school system will identify a point person for direct communications with the social media giant. If an issue is not resolved within 24 hours, educators will be able to directly contact their school system's designated point person to accelerate the report through the Educator Escalation Channel.

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Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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The Future Of D.C. Taxis: Ernest Chrappah Discusses Competition And Change

Chrappah’s vision is to transition the commission into a nimble, innovating agency. He discussed those goals and the related challenges with WAMU 88.5's Martin Di Caro.

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