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Maryland Lawmakers Tackle Big Environmental Questions

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Things are heating up at the Maryland Statehouse, as lawmakers are debating everything from wind power to banning arsenic in the state's poultry industry.
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Things are heating up at the Maryland Statehouse, as lawmakers are debating everything from wind power to banning arsenic in the state's poultry industry.

Saving the environment is always a hot political topic. Right now in Annapolis, Maryland lawmakers are debating everything from wind power to banning arsenic in the state's poultry industry. Environment Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour gives us a look at some of the big issues that will be decided as the session winds down, and explains how these issues will affect residents and businesses in the Old Line State.

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Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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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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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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