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Maryland natives Caroline Queen and Ashley Nee are longtime friends... and among the nation's top kayakers. At the 2012 Olympic trials (April 12-14), they're going head-to-head for a chance to compete for the gold in London.
For 50 years, the United States Senate Youth Program has brought an elite group of high school students to tour the buildings and meet the power brokers of Washington, D.C... and has launched the careers of some well-known alumni.
House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
The president Wednesday steered the conversation back to the economy. His administration has been criticized in recent weeks over the flawed rollout of the HealthCare.Gov portal. Obama's remarks on inequality follow similar comments last week by Pope Francis.
If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should take. But, someday, even physically separating your laptop from a network may not be enough to protect it from cyber evil-doers.
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