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Spacey To Lobby Maryland Legislators For 'House Of Cards' Tax Credits

Though based in Washington, D.C., "House of Cards" is largely filmed in Maryland.
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Though based in Washington, D.C., "House of Cards" is largely filmed in Maryland.

Annapolis is getting a high-profile visit tomorrow night. Well, kind of — it's a fictional elected official that will appear in the state capital.

Actor Kevin Spacey, who portrays Frank Underwood on the hit Netflix show "House of Cards," will appear at a reception at an Annapolis wine bar tomorrow night where he'll meet with members of the Maryland General Assembly, according to The Washington Post.

A bill before lawmakers in Annapolis would increase the tax credits film companies receive in Maryland. The producers of the show, which is mostly filmed in Hartford County, have threatened to leave the state if those credits aren't increased.

The state Senate has already approved the bill, but it's now before the House of Delegates, where some heavier lifting will be needed to get it passed — fitting since Frank Underwood started on "House of Cards" as the House Democratic Whip in Congress.

Delegates will have to act quickly, as there's just a little more than two weeks remaining in this year's legislative session.

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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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