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Benghazi Case Unfolds Against Political Backdrop

The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, an appropriate setting for a case that has drawn stark lines between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.

06/30/2014

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Congress Moves To Block D.C. Pot Decriminalization

The Republican-led House moved Wednesday to block the nation’s capital from liberalizing its marijuana laws through an amendment to a major spending bill.

06/25/2014

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No Upsets Expected In Md. Congressional Primaries

Maryland’s eight members of Congress are expected to ward off lesser-known challengers following a sleepy primary season for the candidates in the heavily Democratic state.

06/23/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

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Congressman Requests Hearing On Redskins Name

A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins’ name, calling it “another example of racial insensitivity in sports” in the wake of Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA.

05/09/2014

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Congressman: D.C. Pot Law Raises Federal-Local Questions

More than a third of U.S. states have some form of marijuana decriminalization, but only the District of Columbia’s pot policy is being singled out for a Congressional hearing.

05/09/2014

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House Approves Bill For U.S. Women’s History Museum

Citing history textbooks, national parks and landmarks that mostly leave women out, lawmakers Wednesday are reviving a long-stalled effort to create a National Women’s History Museum in the nation’s capital.

05/07/2014

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Rubenstein To Lead Council For Library Of Congress

Businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein will become the next chairman of an advisory group that helps to guide the Library of Congress in Washington.

05/06/2014

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Rep. Moran Loses Bid To Boost Lawmakers’ Pay

A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington.

04/10/2014

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Md. Teen First Death Linked To Faulty GM Ignition Switch

A Maryland family is at the center of a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Their daughter was killed in a car crash linked to General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.

04/01/2014

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Congress Heeds Dying Va. Girl’s Call On Research

Two weeks before she died from brain cancer last October, tiny 10-year-old Gabriella Miller of Leesburg, Va., delivered a message on YouTube to Congress: “Stop talking and start doing.”

03/13/2014

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Empty Mailboxes Across Maryland Have Congress Demanding Answers

Communities across Maryland aren’t getting their mail. Many Marylanders are frustrated, but for some, it’s a matter of life or death.

02/21/2014

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