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Bill That Delays Wind Farm Gets Preliminary Approval In Maryland Senate

The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill stalling a wind-farm project off the coast of the state's Eastern Shore. It's already passed the House of Delegates.

At issue is whether the wind farm would affect radar at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay. Supporters of the bill want more time to study it, while opponents say the important questions have already been answered. They view the bill as an attempt to kill the wind-farm project. But Democrat Mac Middleton of southern Maryland says that's wrong.

"I don't know why it's felt that this legislation kills their project. All it does is delays it for 13 months. That's all it does. And it can move forward after 13 months," Middleton says.

Earlier this week, protestors drove tractors decorated with paper windmills around the statehouse as they asked the Senate to stop the bill. That effort now appears now to have been in vain.

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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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