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5:07 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Bulk Collection Debate Highlights Need To Revise Patriot Act

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 6:13 pm

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Around the Nation
5:05 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Boy Scouts' President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Not Sustainable

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 6:13 pm

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The Two-Way
5:01 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Maryland Joins States That Won't Test New Drivers For Parallel Parking

A dying art? Maryland has stopped testing new drivers for parallel parking. Here, a car is seen in Baltimore.
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Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 5:41 pm

Saying that it tests parallel parking skills in other ways, Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration is phasing out the portion of its test that has intimidated new drivers for generations.

Maryland is joining the list of states that have stopped making new drivers prove that they can maneuver a car into a parallel parking spot. Virginia, California and Florida are among those that have made the move.

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Commentary
4:45 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Letters: Netanyahu Suspends Segregated Bus Program, Graphic Novels

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 5:35 pm

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The Salt
4:31 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

Steaming-hot bagels are scooped out of the water in which they were boiled and dumped onto a stainless steel drain board at a bagel bakery in Queens, New York City, 1963. Traditionally, bagels were boiled, but bakers who use the modern method skips this step.
Dan Grossi AP

One of the first life lessons I picked up in college was this: The secret to the shiny crust and chewy bite prized in New York bagels is boiling. Any other way of cooking them, my Brooklyn born-and-raised, freshman-year roommate told me, is simply unacceptable.

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