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Assateague State Park Ranked High For Clean Water

Assateague State Park has some mighty clean water.
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Assateague State Park has some mighty clean water.

An annual report has given Maryland's Assateague State Park's beach a "superstar'" rating for water quality.

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports Assateague was among 35 popular beaches across the country that reached the group's standard for meeting federal safe-swimming guidelines in at least 98 percent of water samples since 2009.

The survey ranked Maryland fourth out of 30 states for clean beach water in 2013.

Delaware ranked first with the state's Dewey Beach among the "superstar'" beaches in the U.S. Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County also was mentioned in the list of beaches with high ranking.

NPR

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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