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Fortune struck for these Syrian migrants, but can they make it in California?
Los Angeles Times

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Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday unveiled a $37 billion spending plan that has no proposed tax increases, gives a record amount to education and is "on the verge" of closing a budget gap that once stood at nearly $2 billion. Here's some of what's in that spending plan, which is 3.3 percent bigger than last year, and the companion $3.7 billion capital budget for construction projects. — Erin CoxBaltimore Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor