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Limited Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents In Md. And D.C.

As the national immigration debate stalls in Congress, Maryland and the District of Columbia are joining a handful of states that are issuing driver's licenses to undocumented residents. The specially-marked licenses can be used to drive but not as a federal ID. We explore what the new laws mean for our region and for the national battle over immigration.

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Maryland and D.C. are moving ahead on proposals to issue a special type of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. We find out what proof residents will need to show in order to apply for an ID, and how opponents to the measure are reacting.

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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