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Jerusalem's mufti Mohammed Hussein has declared an end to recent protests, saying Muslims will again pray inside Al-Aqsa Mosque, rather than outside it, after Israeli police removed the last of the security equipment from the entrance to the holy site.

Clashes marred the return of thousands of worshippers to the site Friday afternoon.

Mon Dieu! Burgundy Snails Aren't French Anymore

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In a large, sparsely furnished room at a food processing plant in the town of Migennes, in France's Burgundy region, three employees prepare large snails for packaging. They take the snails' flesh, which is cooked separately, and put them into shells of the right size. They reconstitute about a thousand snails an hour, says Romain Chapron, the director of Croque Bourgogne, the company that owns this plant and sells a couple million snails each year.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is taking his shot helping narrow the opportunity and equity gaps with his Skyhook Foundation and Camp Skyhook. The Los Angeles nonprofit helps public school students in the city access a free, fun, week-long STEM education camp experience in the Angeles National Forest.

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President Trump's declaration that the military will ban transgender individuals in any capacity was a stunner to Army National Guard Captain Jacob Eleazer, who transitioned from female to male.

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Some other news. A British court has made a final decision about the life of Charlie Gard. A judge says the critically ill infant must go off life support and be transferred to a hospice. NPR's Joanna Kakissis reports his parents had hoped to bring him home.

Trump Backer On The President And The Press

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This week's True Blue Jazz Minute: Breaking barriers with Billy Eckstine

Jul 24, 2017

Billy Eckstine's smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato broke down barriers throughout the 1940s, first as leader of the original bop big band, then as the first romantic black male in popular music.

Student chefs showcase talent at Governor's event

Jul 24, 2017
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When Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the 10th annual Governor's Buy Local Cookout July 20 at the Government House in Annapolis, a student chef from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the Universities at Shady Grove's entrée was featured. 

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans Traveling Exhibit will visit libraries in Caroline and Somerset counties beginning in late July and continuing to the end of September. The multi-panel exhibit, introduced as part of Maryland Public Television’s multi-year initiative to honor the region’s Vietnam veterans, continues to make its way around the state to educate residents about the military service of Marylanders during the Vietnam War.

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