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Brown Lands Surprise Endorsement From Same-Sex Marriage Group

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has touted a long list of endorsements in his quest to become the state's next governor, but his most recent one has come as a bit of a surprise.

Equality Maryland gave its endorsement to Brown, saying of the three Democratic candidates he would be the most effective for the group's issues and for state residents. Equality Maryland was most vocal in its support of same-sex marriage, which was passed by the General Assembly in 2012 and then upheld that fall in a voter referendum.

What's somewhat surprising is that Brown secured the group's endorsement over his two rivals — Attorney General Doug Gansler, who was the first statewide elected official to publicly support same-sex marriage in 2008, and Montgomery County delegate Heather Mizeur, who's seeking to become the first openly gay governor in U.S. history and was instrumental in getting the bill legalizing same-sex marriage through the House of Delegates, where it initially faced stiff opposition.


The Forgotten Actor Who Battled Hollywood's Whiteness In The 1950s

Remember P. Jay Sidney? Probably not, but Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker unearthed the story of this actor and advocate's push to diversify the TV world 50 years ago.

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

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