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Maryland’s proposed plastic bag tax threatens local factory making them

This is where your Wal-Mart bag’s life begins: in Elkridge, not far from Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport, at a hulking factory the size of three football fields. Millions…
PUBLISHED: April 12, 2013
LENGTH: 1 minutes (482 words)
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Engineering Building a Foundation in K-12 Curricula

FOCUS ON: ENGINEERING Sophomore Brett Dennehy, center, watches his creation as he and classmates prepare last week for a robot race in an introduction to engineering course at Stoughton High School…
PUBLISHED: April 1, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1944 words)
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The Annotated 2013 State of the Union

Here is the paradox of Barack Obama's "eloquence": Friends and foes alike recognize that oratory has played an unusally large part in his political ascent. It is beyond question that one 17-minute…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 14, 2013
LENGTH: 45 minutes (11412 words)

Looking behind the sightlines of an American soldier under Taliban fire

The video would be viewed more than 23 million times, making it perhaps the most-watched footage of the Afghan war. It began last April when Pfc. Ted Daniels pressed the record button on his helmet…
AUTHOR:Greg Jaffe
PUBLISHED: Jan. 26, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (538 words)

Earl Smith is the man behind a military patch that President Obama prizes

AUSTIN, Tex. — That February morning in 2008 found Barack Obama decidedly out of sorts. He was locked in one battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination that showed no…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 18, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (543 words)

Uncle of young Newtown shooting victim turning tragedy into action

On Dec. 14, Alexis Haller was on the phone working on a legal brief for the Vatican when his mother texted him to say that there had been a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 17, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (524 words)

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Jason Weinstein’s Justice Department career was derailed by ‘Fast and Furious’

Jason M. Weinstein sat alone in his office at the Justice Department one night in August, checking e-mail after a family vacation in Wyoming. At this point, 2012 had been an unusual year for the…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 6, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (522 words)

The Top 10 Longreads of 2012

9. The Semplica-Girl Diaries George Saunders | The New Yorker | October 8, 2012 | 35 minutes (8,979 words) A father uses his lottery winnings for an extravagant birthday party for his teenage…
LENGTH: 1 minutes (283 words)