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  • Foes of political redistricting process to relay

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Opponents of Maryland's congressional redistricting process are holding a 225-mile relay this weekend to call attention to gerrymandering. The Gerrymander Meander begins Friday. Gerrymandering is the process in which state officials draw congressional districts to help their...

  • DC mayoral candidates clash over education

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's mayoral candidates clashed over proposals to improve the city's public schools in their first general-election debate, with the Democratic nominee characterizing her independent challenger as a loose cannon whose approach would lead to "ping-pongs in leadership."...

  • Baltimore church damaged in 3-alarm fire

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at a northeast Baltimore church. The fire at the All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church was reported about 3 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters say the blaze broke out in the basement, and smoke could be seen billowing out the front doors. No...

  • Maryland, Sparrows Point owner agree on cleanup

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland and the new owner of the old Bethlehem Steel mill site have signed an agreement to clean up the Baltimore County site and clear the way for redevelopment. The Maryland Department of the Environment and Sparrows Point Terminal LLC signed an agreement on Thursday in...

  • No Medicaid action in special Va. session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was plenty of talking but little action Thursday as Virginia state lawmakers held special session to discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand. Republican leaders, who have stymied Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid...

  • 2 men arrested in 1996 killing of 19-year-old

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C. police have arrested two men in the 1996 killing of a 19-year-old in the city's Northwest. Metropolitan police said Thursday that they arrested 44-year-old Curtis Farmer of Washington and 39-year-old Alexander Passee, of Bowie, Maryland. Both were charged with...

  • Obama names bench nominee for US court in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Elizabeth K. Dillon for the bench of the U.S. District Court for the western district of Virginia. Dillon's selection Thursday was among seven nominees nationwide announced by the president. Dillon is a former assistant city attorney...

  • Anacostia Museum to examine DC immigrant community

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is revisiting an exhibit from 20 years ago about black immigrants in Washington and notions of race and ethnicity amid changes in Washington's demographics. On Friday, the museum will host a daylong symposium to explore past...

  • Hogan accuses Brown of lying in campaign ads

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan said Thursday that ads by his Maryland gubernatorial opponent Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown are "filled with absolute lies" and called on the Democrat to pull them from the air. Hogan said the ads misrepresent his views on abortion, background checks on...

  • 3 officers indicted for allegedly beating inmates

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say three Baltimore correctional officers have been charged with assaulting several inmates in what they describe as retaliation for an attack on a fellow officer. The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office says Sgt. Kwasi Ramsey, Sgt. Jemiah Green and Officer Richard...

  • VIDEO: Ken Burns discusses Roosevelt family documentary

    Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new PBS documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon. The seven-part, 14-hour film began Sept. 14th and covers the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to...

  • VIDEO: Nader, Norquist seek common ground at luncheon

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke on issues where the left and right can come together at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 4, 2014.



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