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How some colleges are offering free textbooks

Shift comes as rising textbook costs deter students from buying course materials

College student Caitlin Ryen works two jobs to support herself and pay tuition at South Florida Community College. When a new semester rolls around, that usually means choosing which textbooks to buy, or not buying any at all, she says.

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Meb Keflezighi is American, and so am I

"I am black. I am Ethiopian. I am American," author writes

I was born in Ethiopia, raised in Oklahoma and Colorado, and ended up in Brooklyn, New York.

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29th Fallen Heroes Day honors police, firefighters killed in line of duty

On Friday, May 2, 2014, hundreds of law enforcement officers and firefighters, dignitaries and members of the community, family, and friends will gather at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens for the 29th Annual Fallen Heroes Day, a day set-aside to honor and remember those who died in the line of duty.

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Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful person of 2014

The actress was a fashion star during the awards season

Lupita Nyong'o is having quite the ride.

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Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center opens Women’s Health Clinic

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, DC - VA Leadership and representatives were joined by city and state officials, veteran service organizations and community partners in cutting the ceremonial ribbon of the newly constructed Women’s Health Clinic.

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Bringing life back into your yard and garden

Spring season is a time of regeneration and renewal as you prepare to bring life back to your lawn and garden. Taking the proper steps after seasonal changes or severe weather conditions can prove to be the difference between creating a breathtaking landscape or an outdoor space with unsightly mishaps. By following a few simple steps, you can take pride in your backyard year after year.

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Four tips for starting your own home-based business

Dreaming of launching a business from your home? You’ll join an ever-growing number of entrepreneurs, according to a broad new report based on 6,000 surveys.

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AACC student art show demonstrates students’ range

See the wealth of creative artistic potential at Anne Arundel Community College's Annual Student Art Show until April 24, 2014 at the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery on the Arnold campus.

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Behold the magic at AACC’s Spring Science Night

Static electricity not only makes balloons stick to clothes, but it also can create sparks! See this scientific “trick” and more amazing scientific wonders when Anne Arundel Community College science faculty members stage Spring Science Night 2014 on Wednesday, April 23, 20014 in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

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BGE reminds you to call Miss Utility at 811 before you dig

April is National Safe Digging Month

April is National Safe Digging Month and BGE reminds all customers and contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. Nationwide, every eight minutes someone damages an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811.

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Maryland annual dementia conference highlights caregivers

WBAL Sports Director Gerry Sandusky is keynote speaker

Approximately 400 people are expected to gather for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s Annual Dementia Conference: Making Connections, Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel located at 903 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.

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Four players in running as voting for Orioles and AT&T Fans’ Choice Bobblehead returns in 2014

After an overwhelming fan response the past two seasons, the Orioles have announced the return of the AT&T Fans’ Choice Bobblehead promotion for 2014.

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Women’s Challenge hosts ‘Pasta with a Purpose’ fundraiser

Lorraine Bailey-Carter has no doubt about the accuracy of author Diane Mariechild’s description of the life of a female, in which she says a woman is the full circle and within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

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Clearing the regulatory waters

After a decade of uncertainty over Clean Water Act jurisdiction following Supreme Court challenges in 2001 and 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers announced a forthcoming administrative rule to close enforcement loopholes, restoring protections to 20 million acres of wetlands, more than half the nation’s streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans.

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Government as innovator? You bet!

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.

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Disproportionate definitions of ‘disproportionate’

In a speech this past February, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “Americans need to reconsider the punishment that convicted felons lose their right to vote.”

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Targeted for cages not classrooms, Part III

Separate and unequal school punishment

Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”

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Why is a routine eye exam important?

Ethnic minorities are often at increased risk for eye disease. To help curb vision loss among at-risk communities, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding Americans about race-related risk factors for eye disease during National Minority Health Month in April.

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Celebrate National Park Week April 19-27

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, announced that the nation’s 401 national parks will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27, 2014 with a free admission weekend and special events nationwide.

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American Idol Ruben Studdard performs with Soulful Symphony

The Hippodrome Foundation, Inc (HFI) is proud to announce the world premiere performance of acclaimed composer and conductor Darin Atwater’s latest original work, So Many Stars - a Concerto for Soulful Symphony on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00pm at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center of the Hippodrome Theatre.


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