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Boat Builders Keep Traditions Alive in Tiny Maryland Town

The tiny town of Oxford, Md. is a pretty sleepy community. But for people who love boats and spending time on the water, it's a very important place.
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Captain Rachel Dean: High School Teacher by Weekday, Waterman by Weekend

Captain Rachel Dean has been working on the water for years — but don't call her a "waterwoman." The southern Maryland native says she and her fellow female watermen — while a minority — are every bit as hard-working as the boys.
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Environmentalists, Anti-Tax Activists Battle Over Stormwater Fees To Help the Bay

Environmental activists and EPA administrators agree that there are few things more important to the health of the Chesapeake than paying more attention to stormwater runoff flowing into the bay. But should people pay for that runoff?
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Local Crab-Picking Industry Struggles Amid Low Harvests, Global Competition

As Congress contemplates immigration reform, the future of the seasonal crab-picking workforce is up in the air.
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Remembering the Heyday of a Chesapeake Bay Amusement Park

Back in the day, Tolchester Beach was more or less the Coney Island of the Chesapeake Bay. Now, the tiny Tolchester Beach Revisited Museum tries to keep the park's memory alive.
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The Politics Hour - May 16, 2014

David Catania, a member of the D.C. Council and an independent candidate for mayor, joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.

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O'Malley Signs Transgender Rights Bill, Opponents Still Vow To Call Referendum

Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a measure aimed at stopping discrimination against people who are transgender.
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Prince George's County Finds New Crime-Fighting Tool: Statistics

Police in Prince George's County haven't only been deploying more police to fight crime, but they have been deploying them more strategically. The results have been what officials say is historic drops in crime.
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Clinton Lends Support To Gubernatorial Campaign Of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

Former President Bill Clinton endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at a campaign event on Tuesday night, saying his would be a continuation of the administration of Gov. Martin O'Malley, which has says has been a success.

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Man Arrested After Ramming Truck Into Baltimore TV Station

A man claiming to be God rammed a truck through the front of a Baltimore-area television station Tuesday, leaving a gaping hole as reporters and other staff fled the building.