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Freezing Temperatures And Wet Roads Will Make For Treacherous Commute

If you plan to return to the roads in Maryland this morning, state highway officials have some advice for you.

State highway crews continued working through the night to clear the roads, but wet surfaces combined with overnight temperatures that dropped into the single digits in some areas means many highways are likely covered with patches of ice.

If you're venturing out before the sun comes up, if you think you've got a clear road but it's wet, then really treat it as if it is icy and slow down because you never know when there might be black ice," says Valerie Edgar of the Maryland State Highway Administration.

"Just a thin layer of moisture can turn into black ice even if there's salt on the road. It can happen, I've seen it happen and if you're going to fast and lose control, there's really no recourse on ice," she adds.

Edgar also suggests you delay your commute until after the sun comes up to give temperatures a chance to rise and time for the ice to melt.

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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.
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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.

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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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