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Maryland Near Top Of Education Rankings, But Do Grades Mask Poverty Gap?

Education Week put our their annual "Quality Counts" report this week, grading states on their efforts to improve public education. But researchers caution that rising tides do not raise all boats.

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Hogan, With Popularity In His Favor, Prepares For Year Two As Governor

The Republican is widely popular despite Maryland's overwhelmingly Democratic electorate. He'll announce his 2016 agenda Thursday afternoon in Annapolis.

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More Rides, Shorter Trips: Agency Offers 3 Plans To Improve Northeast Corridor

Efforts to improve the Northeast rail infrastructure used by Amtrak and other passenger lines will take many years and billions of dollars, but the federal government is now weighing its options.

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Renewing The Push To Oust Maryland's Pro-Confederate State Song

"Maryland, My Maryland" — the state song of Maryland since 1939 — is once again the subject of an effort to replace symbols of the Confederacy.

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Beyond Green: Sustainability And The "Living Building" Challenge (Rebroadcast)

Kojo learns about our region's very first "Living Building" in Prince George's County, and finds out how the District's own plans for supergreen affordable homes and sustainable buildings could impact residents and the environment.

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'Drive Sober,' Caution Maryland Police, Citing Holiday Spike In Drunken Driving

The holiday season is among the worst one for drunken driving, and recent incidents — including the death of a Maryland officer — have put renewed emphasis on enforcement.

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To Find Yelp's Top Dishes In The Maryland 'Burbs, It Helps To Leave The Beaten Path

Gas station tacos, a Filipino find and more can be found in a new Top 15 list that identifies some of the best food available in suburban Maryland.

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Analysis Of The Last Democratic Presidential Debate Of The Year

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley stake out their positions on critical issues facing the nation. Analysis of the last Democratic presidential debate of the year.

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Bay Bridge In Good Shape, But Traffic Will Only Get Worse, Report Finds

The two existing spans of the Bay Bridge should be fine for another 50 years, according to a new report from the Maryland Transportation Authority. But the number of cars crossing the bridge to the beach continues to grow.
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Officer's Mistrial In Freddie Gray's Death Is A Letdown For Both Sides

The mistrial leaves prosecutors, defense attorneys and a populace anxious to find closure back at square one. Lawyers are scheduled to meet in the judge's chambers Thursday to discuss dates for a possible retrial.

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