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BALTIMORE (AP) The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development says HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will visit Baltimore Gas and Electric offices to discuss job creation. BGE received $200 million in federal stimulus funding earlier this week for its smart meter program.

HEREFORD, Md. (AP) White thread that didn't match a cross country runner's black undershorts disqualified his fourth-place finish and cost his high school the county title on Monday in Baltimore County. School officials say the new rule does not affect how the race is run, but it is in the rule book.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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