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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A state commission on transportation funding is recommending Maryland raise $800 million more annually for infrastructure. The panel says about $600 million should be raised in new revenue and that could be leveraged for another $200 million in bond sales.

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson has been indicted on corruption charges. The eight-count indictment handed up Monday describes a wide-ranging pay-for-play scheme under which Johnson is accused of enriching himself for favors to developers and a liquor store owner.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland football will launch its first season under coach Randy Edsall with a night game at home against Miami on Labor Day. The Sept. 5 matchup against the Hurricanes is the first of four straight home games for the Terrapins, who will also face Notre Dame at FedEx Field on Nov. 12.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

This post was updated at 5:43 p.m.

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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America's First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Last week, the D.C. Council voted to designate e-cigarettes and "similar vapor products containing nicotine" as tobacco products. That means that their sales tax will jump from the regular 5.75% sales tax to the 70% tax that's tacked onto sales of products like cigarettes and cigars. We explore what this means for the evolving public health debate surrounding e-cigarettes.

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