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Congress Plunges Nation Into Government Shutdown

Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.

10/01/2013

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Congress Turning To Social Media; Mail Use Declines

Maryland’s U.S. congressional delegation spent more than $1.1 million sending official mail through the U.S. Postal Service, requiring only their signatures to reach constituents from 2010 through the first quarter of 2013, according to an analysis by The Frederick News-Post.

09/14/2013

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Festival Marks 1786 Annapolis National Convention

A festival is marking the 1786 Annapolis National ConventiCon. The event begins Wednesday in Annapolis and continues through Saturday.

09/11/2013

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Loyola University Holds Prayer For Peace In Syria Ahead Of President Obama’s Address

A college community is coming together in prayer.

09/07/2013

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Ending Sequestration: Sen. Cardin Visits Fort Meade For Town Hall Meeting On Budget Cuts

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited Fort Meade to address the furloughs that went into effect last month.

08/14/2013

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Trayvon Martin’s Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys

The father of Trayvon Martin has joined an effort by members of Congress to focus more attention on issues disproportionately affecting black men and boys.

07/24/2013

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Vogt Announces Bid For Md.’s 6th District Seat

A 28-year-old Marine veteran is formally announcing his bid for Maryland’s 6th District Congressional seat.

07/03/2013

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David E. Vogt Announces Bid For Md.’s 6th District Seat

The 28-year-old Marine veteran is formally announcing his bid for Maryland’s 6th District Congressional seat.

07/03/2013

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Federal Rule Could Upend States’ Shark Fin Bans

Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.

06/28/2013

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Congress May Consider Banning D.C. Traffic Cameras

A Republican congressman from Michigan may propose a ban on speed and red-light enforcement cameras in the District of Columbia.

06/27/2013

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Rawlings-Blake, Other Mayors To Meet In Vegas Amid Gun Debate

The nation’s mayors are expected to ask Congress to push anew for stronger background checks for gun buyers.

06/20/2013

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Former Secret Agent Dan Bongino To Announce Congressional Bid

Former U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is scheduled to announce his plans to run for the Republican nomination for Maryland’s 6th district congressional race.

06/17/2013

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