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With a popular sitting Republican Governor, particularly here on the Eastern Shore , what are the prospects for  Maryland Democrats? Kathleen Matthews, the current chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, gives us answers.

In the second half, Vincent DeMarco with Maryland Health Care For All to discuss the latest developments with the Affordable Care Act. 

Guests: Kathleen Matthews, the current chair of the Maryland Democratic Party

Vincent DeMarco with Maryland Health Care For All

Essay: All A Twitter

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There was a time when a tweet was a sweet sound instead of 140 characters. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill yearns for the quiet moments of those bygone days.

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It’s another scorcher today with the highs expected to reach the upper 90’s.

In Maryland Worcester County is opening up cooling stations at their libraries in Berlin, Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Pocomoke and Snow Hill.

The first floor in the County Government offices will also be open with seating and water.

In Wicomico County the Youth and Civic Center has been set up as a cooling center.

For those over 50 the MAC Center will be open through the weekend.

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Meanwhile Ocean City is gearing up for College Beach Weekend.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration has announced plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take required action under the Clean Air Act.

Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles notified the agency of the state's plans in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday.

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - Shellfish harvest in the Delaware Bay and inland rivers has been suspended for the second time this year because of wastewater discharge.

The Delaware State News reports Kent County Public Works Director Andrew Jakubowitch says the Kent County wastewater treatment plant has been discharging "undertreated" wastewater since July 5 because of operational issues, resulting in significantly elevated levels of the enterococcus bacteria.

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ambitious plans to streamline and restructure the State Department. And the first thing on the chopping block could be the war crimes office.

Foreign Policy magazine reported that a member of Tillerson’s team informed the Office of Global Criminal Justice Special Coordinator Todd Buchwald that he and his staff were being reassigned.

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A key strategy in the fight against climate change is slowing the rapid destruction of the world’s forests.

When trees burn or decompose, they release carbon. About 10 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted every year are from this newly freed carbon rising into the atmosphere.

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The Westridge Marine Terminal overlooks a finger of water that separates Vancouver, BC, from the deep green hills of the nearby provincial parks. It’s where oil tankers come to fill up, at the terminus of the TransMountain Pipeline, which winds down through the trees and straight out onto a dock.

The pipeline’s been carrying oil here from the tar sands of Alberta for decades, but it’s a pretty sleepy operation by industry standards.

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The Washington Post's Moscow bureau chief, David Filipov, is a frequent guest on Russian TV talk shows — an experience he lovingly calls "a suicide mission."  

"When you go on those shows, you're the token Westerner. And everybody who has ever had a gripe about America can sound off on you." 

Even if that gripe is completely unrelated to the topic at hand.

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When I learned about the passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on Thursday, while I was sitting in a coffee shop, an influx of thoughts invaded my mind.

My mind drifted back 12 years to my high school in Tehran.

Our earlier story: A rock band from California helped me get through tough teenage years in Iran

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