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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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Texas Bookseller Picks 3 Summer Reads

Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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