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Inside Baltimore's Washington Monument: Tiny Books, Prized Declarations

The chairman of the restoration committee for the monument talks about what historians found inside long-lost time capsules from 1815 and 1915.

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Work Group Of Legislators To Tackle Maryland Police Accountability

Maryland's legislature doesn't mean again until next January, but in the wake of the investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray in police custody, legislators will look into police accountability issues.

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Taxi Regulations, E-Hail App Targeted By Montgomery County Council

With the state of Maryland taking responsibility for regulating ride-hailing, officials in Montgomery County are turning their transportation aspirations to reforming regulations for traditional taxicabs.

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Two-Year Moratorium On Fracking Takes Effect In Maryland

A two-year moratorium on the practice known as fracking has taken effect in Maryland, allowing opponents time they say is needed to further make the case that it harms the environment and shouldn't be allowed at all.
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HBO Series 'Veep' Could Ditch Maryland For Hollywood

For the past few years, HBO series "Veep" has filmed in Maryland in part because of generous tax breaks. But now the show may be heading to California.
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'The Barge' Seeks To Keep Invasive Species From Hitching A Ride Overseas

Researchers are working on a barge docked in Baltimore to find ways to get rid of invasive species that arrive on international cargo ships.

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Call It The Hogan Line: Maryland Seeks Study Of Baltimore-To-D.C. Maglev

While the governor is checking out Japan's superfast trains, the Maryland Department of Transportation has applied for a federal grant to study a maglev line.

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Maryland Candidates Continue To Line Up For Cascade Of Openings

An open Senate seat begets two open House seats in the D.C. suburbs, and there is no shortage of Democrats ready to campaign in 2016.

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Maryland Laws On Fertility Coverage For Lesbians, Transgender Birth Certificates Take Effect

Lesbian couples wishing to conceive a child can no longer be denied coverage by health insurers. And a barrier to changing one's gender on a Maryland birth certificate has been lifted.

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Scientology-Related Drug Center Blocked By Frederick County Council

The Trout Run resort will not become a Narconon facility. The lone dissenter on the council said the involvement of Scientology "clouded" his colleagues' judgment on the matter.

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