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Maryland Explores Public-Private Partnerships

Maryland's legislature is considering a bill that would encourage state agencies to seek private partners on big government projects, including building and maintaining public facilities like roads, bridges, and schools. Supporters claim the bill will provide funding for projects the state can't afford. Critics worry it will lead to corruption in the awarding of contracts. We explore the potential implications of the expansion of public-private partnerships in Maryland.


Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

Gethard tells stories of hitting rock bottom in his new one-man off-Broadway show, which is billed as a comedy about "suicide, depression, alcoholism and all the other funniest parts of life."

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. They teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.

White House Releases Affordable Care Act Insurance Rates

The White House released information Monday about rates and offerings for the 2017 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment.

20 Years Later, Humans Still No Match For Computers On The Chessboard

IBM's Deep Blue beat chess great Garry Kasparov in 1997. Humans and computers play the game differently, but have computers taught humans much about the game?

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