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On the Coast: Pressing Your Luck

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Worcester County, Md., has a new casino just a few miles from the beach. If you pull a slot and win, obviously, you get the money...but where do your dollars go if you don't hit the jackpot? In our weekly segment "On the Coast," coastal reporter Bryan Russo talks with Rebecca Sheir about who might actually be getting lucky from Maryland's second casino.

[Music: "Sea of Love" by Tom Waits from Brawlers]

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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