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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.
Natasha Balac runs a two-day boot camp out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for people from all types of industries to learn the tools and algorithms to help them analyze data and spot patterns in their work.
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