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Wildland Protection Extended To 22,000 Acres In Maryland House Bill

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill extend wildland protection to nearly 22,000 more acres of state-owned land.

The total Wildland acreage in the state would be extended to 46,000 with this legislation.

The bill passed by a 99-36 vote in the House on Tuesday, but it is not the same as a bill regarding the same land that the Senate passed earlier this month, meaning either branch will have pass the other's version of the new designations or reach a compromise for it to go into law.  

In the House, opponents argued that the wildland protections handcuff park projects on those lands, but supporters argued that keeping the lands wild give a glimpse of what those parts of the state looked like before any development occurred.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
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Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
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Obama Gets One More Vote Closer To 'Yes' On Iran Deal

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval.
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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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