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Maryland Startup Gobbles Greenhouse Gases With Algae

A local start-up is aiming to curb greenhouse gas emissions by capturing them and turning them into algae, which they can then turn around and sell for a tidy profit.

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Baltimore's Loring Cornish Turns The Detritus Of Everyday Life Into Art

One man's trash is another man's art.

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Cardin's 'Interesting Week' Crests With Success On Iran Bill

The Maryland senator found himself in the position of bringing the president, Senate Republicans and his Democratic colleagues to the table.

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New Maryland Ride-Hailing Regulations Address Background Checks, Insurance

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are unregulated no more — at least in Maryland, where lawmakers closed the loop on some persistent questions about the way these services operate.

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Body Cameras Get Temporary Approval In Maryland For This Year

Deadly encounters between police and the communities they serve have put a renewed focus on the use of body cameras on police. Lawmakers in Maryland have given a temporary reprieve on the state's wiretapping laws while a commission comes up with clearer rules.

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D.C. Area's Safety Net For Immigrant Children Is Stretched Thin, Report Says

Thousands of children who fled Central American violence have been relocated to the D.C. area, and this wave of immigration is seriously testing the resources of organizations that help such kids navigate life in the United States.

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In Maryland General Assembly, Budget Fights Continue To The End

A school funding formula was the main item in dispute as Democrats maneuvered on the state budget before the legislature adjourned Monday night.

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Maryland Democrats, Hogan Dig In Heels On Final Day For Budget

Maryland's Republican governor and the state's Democratic leadership are at odds over money being taken out of the state's pension fund with just hours left until the midnight deadline.

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Sentencing-By-Jury Legislation Is Put On Hold In Maryland

Juries in Maryland still have a say in handing out one sentence: life without parole. Should that power belong only to the judge? Or does it make sense to maintain the status quo? The state Senate has decided that it isn't ready to take a stance on the issue.

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Pressure Intensifies On Achievement Gap For Latino Students In Montgomery County

Advocates for Latino students say the Maryland school system must do more to fix a "cycle of social exclusion," and whoever replaces Joshua Starr as superintendent must make the issue a priority.

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