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Underground Railroad in Md. one of five new national monuments

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has designated five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. Vice President Joe Biden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Obama Monday in the Oval Office as he signed ...

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New shark exhibit to open at aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore said it will open a $12.5 million blacktip reef exhibit on July 10, giving visitors to the downtown attraction an close-up view of blacktip reef sharks, stingrays, a giant green sea turtle and other marine life, as well as the vibrant light, color and activity of an entire coral reef ecosystem.

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C&O Canal lockhouse rental program may expand

POTOMAC — The National Park Service says it’s considering expanding an overnight lodging program in the Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park. The agency is holding public meetings Tuesday night in Potomac and Thursday night in Hancock to discuss the ...

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Donald C. Fry: Need to make Penn Station welcoming

For Baltimore’s deteriorating, 102-year-old Penn Station, a chronic sore subject for city leaders and for the region’s business executives who travel the railroad’s Northeast corridor, a long-sought revitalization is under way, according to the top Amtrak executive for the corridor.

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