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Charter Government Popular Among Md. Counties

Though all 23 Maryland counties started by being run by county commissioners, more and more counties have switched to a charter form of government in search for greater control over local issues.

04/19/2014

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Business Talk Dominates Republican Debate

Republicans running for Maryland governor repeatedly compared state government to a business during their fifth debate on Thursday, likening the role they are seeking to that of a corporate executive.

04/10/2014

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Some Push For Changing Md.’s Redistricting Process

Maryland’s congressional redistricting process in 2011 reflected a common theme in a long-criticized process: There isn’t much preventing a party with strong control of state government from drawing the state’s congressional map to its benefit.

03/31/2014

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25 Charged In Fraud Involving Home Care In D.C.

Twenty-five people were charged Thursday with obtaining at least $75 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia government, a series of cases that federal prosecutors said added up to the largest health-care fraud in the city’s history.

02/20/2014

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Obama Backs Limits On NSA Phone Collections

Major changes are coming to how the U.S. government handles surveillance. The president orders the National Security Agency to transform the way it stores and accesses digital information that’s collected from millions of Americans.

01/17/2014

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Maryland Changes Unique Hospital Rate System

The state of Maryland is announcing a new initiative with the federal government to modernize the state’s unique rate-setting system for hospital services.

01/10/2014

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Set To End For Thousands In Md.

More than a million Americans are bracing to lose their lifeline from the government. Long-term unemployment benefits, put in place during the recession, are set to end Saturday.

12/27/2013

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New Documents Reveal Government Storing Personal Info From Cell Phones

Stunning new revelations about wide-ranging surveillance by the NSA. The government is amassing a staggering amount of information from cell phones, and that’s drawing sharp criticism from privacy advocates.

12/05/2013

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FDA Advisers Unanimously Back Johnson & Johnson Hepatitis C Drug

An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson has won unanimous support from government advisers who say the medication should be approved to treat patients infected with the liver-destroying virus.

10/24/2013

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It’s Business As Usual For Thousands Of Md. Federal Employees

Thousands of federal employees return to work, and national parks are reopening across the country. Late Wednesday night, lawmakers ended the shutdown after 16 days with a last minute compromise.

10/17/2013

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With Government Open, Ridership Up On Metro, VRE

Officials with Metro and Virginia Railway Express say ridership on subway and commuter trains appears to be back to normal now that the federal government is open.

10/17/2013

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Panda Cam Back Online, National Zoo Reopens Friday

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s panda cam is back online, but the zoo itself is taking more time to reopen after the government shutdown.

10/17/2013

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