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HOUSE OF CARDS
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland State House is getting a promotion -- to the U.S. Senate. Maryland's capitol building is serving as a stand-in for the U.S. Capitol. It's for the Netflix show "House of Cards." Kevin Spacey and other actors filled the House of Delegates for filming yesterday. The state House chamber has been made to look like the U.S. Senate. Spacey plays a ruthless congressman in the show, going into its second season. No real lawmakers were forced off the job for filming. The state legislature won't reconvene until January.
HOMEMADE FAST FOOD
UNDATED (AP) -- Looks like homemade. That's the latest goal for many food companies. Domino's tells its workers not to make the rectangles too perfect for its premium "Artisan Pizzas." At McDonald's, the egg whites for the new breakfast sandwich have a loose, scrambled shape. And Kraft Foods took more than two years to develop a process to make its Carving Board cold cuts look like hand-sliced leftovers. Officials at Kraft won't reveal their process. But they say no two turkey slices are alike.
STRIP CLUB SECURITY
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police Chief Regina McDonald can't strip officers of their off-duty strip club jobs. That's the ruling from a federal judge. Acting Chief McDonald had said that working security at the clubs brings "disrepute" to the department. The owners of the club Blush sued, saying the strip clubs are being discriminated against. The club argued officers still could work security at bars and night clubs. The judge agreed and said the strip joints were being singled out by the chief's order.
PRISON-LONG LOST GUN
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) -- Rumors had circulated for years about a gun smuggled into a Michigan prison. Turns out it's no urban legend. Prison workers at the Pontiac Correctional Center found the rumored gun after cutting open a wall. A state prison spokesman say no bullets were found with it. A tip lead officials to the hiding spot. Authorities believe the gun was smuggled in by someone visiting an inmate in 1996. That was in the days before metal detectors and other security measures.
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Uncertainty over US stimulus drags shares lower
TOKYO (AP) -- Jitters over a possible change in U.S. stimulus efforts by the Federal Reserve helped pull share prices mostly lower in Asian trading today.
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IN THE NEWS: PRESIDENT OBAMA DEFENDS NSA SPY PROGRAMS
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HOUSE OF CARDS
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland State House is getting a promotion -- to the U.S.