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Spacey To Lobby Maryland Legislators For 'House Of Cards' Tax Credits

Though based in Washington, D.C., "House of Cards" is largely filmed in Maryland.
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Though based in Washington, D.C., "House of Cards" is largely filmed in Maryland.

Annapolis is getting a high-profile visit tomorrow night. Well, kind of — it's a fictional elected official that will appear in the state capital.

Actor Kevin Spacey, who portrays Frank Underwood on the hit Netflix show "House of Cards," will appear at a reception at an Annapolis wine bar tomorrow night where he'll meet with members of the Maryland General Assembly, according to The Washington Post.

A bill before lawmakers in Annapolis would increase the tax credits film companies receive in Maryland. The producers of the show, which is mostly filmed in Hartford County, have threatened to leave the state if those credits aren't increased.

The state Senate has already approved the bill, but it's now before the House of Delegates, where some heavier lifting will be needed to get it passed — fitting since Frank Underwood started on "House of Cards" as the House Democratic Whip in Congress.

Delegates will have to act quickly, as there's just a little more than two weeks remaining in this year's legislative session.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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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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Donald Trump's Real Problem Is With White People

The Trump campaign is doing a lot of outreach to black and Latino communities, but he is underperforming most with the group he is supposed to appeal to most — whites.
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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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