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'House of Cards' Producers Play Hardball With Maryland Over Incentives

Netflix political drama series "House of Cards'' is demanding millions of dollars more in tax credits from Maryland, or it will go elsewhere.
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Convicted Robocaller Sets Sight On Maryland Senate Seat

A political consultant who was convicted in a robocall conspiracy in the last Maryland governor's election has filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat.
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Environmental Groups Call For Rejection Of Cove Point Expansion

Dominion wants to push forward with a $3.8 billion expansion of the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas facility, and environmental activists in Baltimore took to the streets to put a stop to it.

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The Politics Hour - Feb. 21, 2014

Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette (D) and John McCarthy, Maryland States Attorney for Montgomery County, join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Maryland Activists Push For Law To Protect Transgender Residents

Transgender people in Maryland can be fired from their jobs and denied housing because of their gender identification and/or expression, but that may soon be set to change.

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University Of Maryland Hacked, 309,079 Social Security Numbers Stolen

A data breach at the University of Maryland has compromised the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of hundreds of thousands of students.

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Maryland Bill Closing Sexual Abuse Loophole Hits Snag

Maryland lawmakers are pushing a bill that would make it illegal for part-time teachers and coaches to have sex with underage students, but there's a loophole in the mix.

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Reason To Smile: Children's Dental Health Improves In Maryland

Tooth decay among Maryland children has shown a marked decline over the last decade.

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Eastern Shore School District Votes To Start Classes After Labor Day

On Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Worcester County Board of Education has voted to change the start of the next school year to after Labor Day — making it the only county in the state to do so in the last five years.

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Technology Bridges Gap Between Maryland's Farmers And Environmentalists

Farmers and environmentalists in Maryland have long been at odds over what to do with poultry manure, but a new bill in the state Senate has drawn support from both groups.

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