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State Song Aside, Maryland Has Quietly Shed Some Vestiges Of The Confederacy

A bill to change the state song of Maryland, with its references to the tyrant Abraham Lincoln and "northern scum" faces an uphill battle, but recent years have seen some lower-profile references to the Confederacy and slavery broken.

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To Head Off Avian Flu, Maryland Bans Chickens At County Fairs

Maryland agricultural officials are banning poultry exhibitions at fairs starting next month, part of an attempt to stop avian flu from coming to the state.
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The Chesapeake Bay Is Getting Cleaner, But Advocates Say Not Quickly Enough

The federal administrators and elected leaders overseeing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay say there are signs that the watershed is getting cleaner. But environmental advocates say the restoration process is falling dangerously behind schedule.
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Marylanders, Divided During The Civil War, Grapple With Symbols Of Confederacy

Maryland officially stayed in the Union during the Civil War, but soldiers fought on both sides of the conflict. Today the state still has many symbols with Confederate ties.

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Micro-Segregation: Creating Cohesion In Gentrified Communities

Kojo explores "micro-segregation" and other challenges that come when once-homogenous neighborhoods become racially and economically mixed.

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How Maryland Officials Hope To Cut D.C. To Baltimore Commute To Just 15 Minutes

Taking a plane-free trip from D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes — or D.C. to New York in an hour — could soon become a reality.

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Train-Safety Deadline Leaves VRE, MARC Considering Shutdowns

Dec. 31 is the federal deadline for passenger railroads to have a system in place called Positive Train Control, and the two commuter rail services say they need more time.

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Frederick County Debates Whether To Say 'Hasta Luego' To English-Only Policy

English has been the county's official language since 2012, meaning that official documents are not translated into other languages. Opponents say it's really an anti-immigration statement, and they argued that point at a hearing Tuesday night.
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Confederate Memorial In Rockville Will Be Moved — But Where?

Residents spilled out of a Rockville City Council meeting Monday to show their support for the removal of a memorial to Montgomery County's Confederate soldiers.

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MARC Train Collides With Maintenance Vehicle In Silver Spring

No injuries have been reported from the Monday afternoon crash that involved a commuter train and a maintenance vehicle.

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