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Maryland Casinos Brought In $72 Million In June

Maryland officials say the state's four casinos brought in more than $72 million in revenue last month.

Maryland Live! Casino in Anne Arundel County led the group with more than $56 million from slot machines and table games. That's an approximately 10 percent increase from June 2013.

Hollywood Casino Perryville generated just over $7 million from slots and table games, about a 10 percent decline compared to last June.

Casino at Ocean Downs brought in more than $4.8 million from slot machines, a slight decrease from June 2013.

And Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated about $3.7 million from slot machines and table games, an increase of more than 50 percent from this time last year.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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