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Arts Programs See Some Funds Restored By Congress

A budget deal approved by Congress restores funding for some national arts and cultural programs, but others will still see reductions.

01/17/2014

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Congress Says ‘No’ To Eisenhower Memorial Funding

Funding requested to begin building the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial near the National Mall has been eliminated in a spending deal passed by Congress, while lawmakers restored funding for other national arts and cultural programs.

01/17/2014

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With Unemployment Benefits Set To Expire, Mayor Rawlings-Blake Talks City Job Services

With federal unemployment benefits set to expire for more than 1 million Americans, Baltimore officials are trying to inform city residents about their options.

12/27/2013

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Obama Orders Military To Review Sexual Assault

A shocking rise in reported sex crimes in the military leads to action. Congress just passed some new reforms, but critics say they should be doing much more.

12/20/2013

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Senate Backs Changes To Fight Sexual Assault In The Military

A dramatic rise in the number of reported sexual assaults in the military has lawmakers taking action. Some Senators are backing sweeping changes to how those cases are prosecuted.

11/20/2013

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White House Tours Resume After 7 Months

Hoping to snag a glimpse of the inside of the White House, the first dog or even first lady Michelle Obama? Now may be your chance.

11/06/2013

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Recent Polls Show Congressional Approval Ratings At All-Time-Low

Some are now expressing growing frustrations with the nation’s leaders. A slew of recent polls show congressional approval ratings at an all-time-low.

11/01/2013

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Guilty Plea In White Powder Letter Sent To Sen. Mikulski

A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of sending threatening letters laced with white powder to Congress members has pleaded guilty to mailing such a letter to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

10/30/2013

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Smithsonian Faces $65M Cut In Congress’ Budget

The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year under automatic funding reductions approved by Congress, and officials say that could lead to furloughs or museum closings if the cuts persist for the year ahead.

10/22/2013

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Senate Has Deal To Avoid Default & Open Government

Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end.

10/16/2013

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Md. Family Struggles As Bills Pile Up And The Government Remains Shut Down

Fifteen days into the government shutdown, thousands of Maryland workers are now going into a third week without pay and really feeling the pinch.

10/15/2013

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Pentagon: Most Furloughed Civilians Ordered Back

The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

10/05/2013

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