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7/14/2014 -
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Southern Maryland catches the World Cup excitement

For many of us here in the United States, we are casual and occasional fans of the world's favorite game. And as we all know and are somewhat puzzled over, the rest of the world feels a passion for soccer, or futbol that is as strong as life itself...


6/13/2014 -
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House passes NASA Reauthorization Act of 2014

The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4412, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2014, and S. 1254, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2013...


5/23/2014 -
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Bill introduced to give federal workers a pay raise

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced legislation in the Senate with U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), to provide a pay increase for federal employees who lost over a billion dollars in salary and benefits due to sequestration and a three-year pay freeze...

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3/14/2014 -
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GRACO car seat recall

As part of our continuous product testing and improvement process, Graco identified that some harness buckles can become progressively more difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position. Therefore, we have decided to conduct...


3/13/2014 -
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White Plains woman continues winning streak

Talk about a winning streak! Five months ago, Valerie Anderson of White Plains won $27,000 at the Dover Downs Casino. Only one week ago, she won $120 on a Maryland Lottery Monopoly scratch-off and she just visited Lottery headquarters...


2/13/2014 -
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Cardin says Congress is upholding nation's commitment to veterans

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) lauded Senate passage today of a measure that will restore cuts to the Cost of Living Adjustment for military retirees that were made in the recent omnibus appropriations. The restoration applies to current retirees and active duty...


1/28/2014 -
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Make-A-Wish grants wishes for children to attend the Super Bowl

Make-A-Wish® will soon be sending a team of fans to the New York City-area in the form of 13 kids with life-threatening medical conditions who wished to attend Super Bowl XLVIII. The wishes are made possible through the generous support of the NFL and others.

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1/25/2014 -
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U.S. Senator stands up against domestic violence

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today was joined by Maryland domestic violence and early education organizations to announce funds in the federal checkbook to support women, children and families included in the Consolidated Appropriations

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11/9/2013 -
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Hoyer reacts to October jobs report

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor released its jobs report for October:

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10/3/2013 -

U.S. Capitol on lockdown after reports of shots fired.  There is police activity outside the Senate after shots were heard fired.


8/7/2013 -
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Powerball - August 7

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7/20/2013 -
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Ken Robinson remembers Helen Thomas

My longtime colleague at UPI and legend Helen Thomas died this morning at age 92. I first met Helen in 1981 when she accompanied President Reagan on a trip to New York. She insisted I sit next to her at a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria amongst a group of journalism legends of the time.


4/25/2013 -
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Mikulski Fights Sociial Security, Veterans Aid Cuts

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today joined with Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to introduce a Senate resolution fighting against cuts to Social Security benefits for seniors and disabled veterans through using the Chained Consumer Price Index (Chained CPI) to calculate cost-of-living adjustm


4/20/2013 -
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Locals Attend DC Marijuana Rally

Saturday April 20th, 2013, at 9am, just outside the White House, Activists Candace Junkin, Rebecca Forbes, Wayward Bill and many others including journalist, photographers, and supportive citizens gathered to protest the prohibition of cannabis.

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12/25/2012 -
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Hoyer Issues Statement on New York Shootings

 Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today after a shooting in Webster, NY. 


6/12/2012 -
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New Catalog Choice Survey: Over 80 Percent of Consumers Approve of Reduced Mail Delivery

As the United States Postal Service (USPS) meets with key leaders this week to discuss its future, a new survey by Catalog Choice - a TrustedID company and the nation's largest mail preference service

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5/29/2012 -
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Postal Service Helps Motorists Gear Up for Driving Season

With the largest civilian fleet in the world - nearly 214,000 vehicles traveling nearly 1.3 billion miles each year - the U.S. Postal Service knows a lot about vehicles and tire pressure.

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4/30/2012 -
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CBP Makes $362 Million Cocaine Bust

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) P-3, operating out of National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville (NASOC-JAX), detected two go-fast vessels carrying more than 4,840 pounds of cocaine with a combined value of more than $362 million.

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4/17/2012 -
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Cardin Testifies on the Need to End Racial Profiling in America

Racial profiling is un-American. It is against our values, it wastes valuable resources, and it should have no place in modern law enforcement. It's time that we move forward in guaranteeing to every American in this country equal justice under the law," Senator Cardin testified.

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4/1/2012 -
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Two Significant Actions to Advance Tobacco Regulation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two separate draft guidance documents to help fight the tobacco epidemic and stop children from using tobacco.

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