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Supreme Court To Hear Maryland Tax Dispute

The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over how a state, such as Maryland, might tax the income its residents earn in another state.

This week the high court agreed to hear an appeal from officials in Maryland who want to overturn a lower court ruling which labeled the state's tax law unconstitutional.

Right now, Maryland law allows residents to deduct income tax paid to other states from their state tax. However, it does not apply that deduction when it comes to local so-called ``piggyback taxes'' which the state collects for county and city governments.

Last year, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled the tax violates the state constitution's Commerce Clause and discourages Maryland residents from earning money outside the state.

Maryland state Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler says the state has authority to tax all income of its residents.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Former White House Doctor Outlines Gray Areas In Candidates' Health

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rob Darling, a former White House physician, about how much voters have a right to know about the medical histories of presidential candidates.
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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

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