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Maryland Delegate Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail For DWI Incidents

A troubled Republican lawmaker in Maryland will serve jail time after pleading guilty to two alcohol-related offenses.

Anne Arundel County Delegate Don Dwyer was sentenced to 60 days in jail for after pleading guilty this morning to driving while drunk in August.

In May, he pleaded guilty to boating while intoxicated. A judge sentenced him to 30 days in prison for each offense.

Dwyer will be able to serve the time on weekends.

Police pulled Dwyer over in August after an officer observed him driving erratically in Pasadena. The boating collision occurred in August 2012 and left seven people injured. Police reported Dwyer's blood-alcohol content to be more than twice the legal limit at the time of the boating crash.


Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.

Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.


After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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