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Undocumented Immigrants In Maryland Can Start Getting Driver's Licenses

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Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally will be able to obtain a Maryland driver's license or identification card under a new law taking effect today.

Under the law, undocumented immigrants will be able to obtain a limited driver's license. That means they can use the license to drive legally, but not to enter federal buildings or board airplanes.

To apply for the second-tier license, drivers will need to show some form of identification, such as a birth certificate or passport. They will also have to pass written and road exams, and provide two years of state income tax filings.

The D.C. Council passed a similar law last year, which is scheduled to go into effect in May.

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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