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Slots Revenue Revives Horse Racing in Maryland

In 2008, Maryland voters legalized slot machine gambling and channeled some of the proceeds to revive Maryland's storied but sagging horse racing industry. As a result, tens of millions of dollars a year now flow into racing purses and other incentives to breed and race horses in the state. But some still question whether state money should be spent on horse racing. As Triple Crown contender California Chrome-- who has Maryland roots--prepares for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, Kojo examines the economics of Maryland horse racing.

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Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.
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Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.
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For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.
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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine, called Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2).

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