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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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Newly Released Documents Detail Traumas Of China's Cultural Revolution

Historian Frank Dik├Âtter says newly opened archives offer fresh details about the chaos China experienced in the 1960s, when Chairman Mao urged students to take to the streets.
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U.S. To Ship Peanuts To Feed Haitian Kids; Aid Groups Say 'This Is Wrong'

On paper, the USDA's plan to send surplus peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished Haitian schoolchildren sounds heroic. But aid groups say it could devastate Haiti's peanut farmers.
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U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."
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'I'm Sorry,' Says Man Who Claimed To Be Bitcoin's Creator

"I know now that I am not strong enough for this," says Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, 45, in a mysterious new blog posting.

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