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McDonald’s Owner Says Job Has Many Rewards

Don’t ever make a disparaging comment about flipping burgers for a living within earshot of Gerry Gimelstob.
He’ll be quick to correct you, explaining that in his 21 years as a McDonald’s franchisee, he’s seen dozens of workers spin part-time jobs as cashiers and cooks into well-paid management positions with room to grow.

04/20/2011

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown Won’t Stop Cherry Blossom Parade In D.C.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will go on Saturday regardless of a potential government shutdown by avoiding National Park Service property, organizers said Friday.

04/08/2011

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O’Malley To Push White House Energy Plan

Gov. Martin O’Malley is helping pitch President Barack Obama’s national energy plan.

04/01/2011

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Both Sides On Gay Marriage Hope For Gains In 2011

Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Maryland are taking up bills to legalize gay marriage, advocates in New York are making a renewed push, and opponents are fighting for constitutional bans in Indiana and Wyoming and to re-impose bans in Iowa and Hampshire.

02/09/2011

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Streets To Close For Christmas Tree Lighting In D.C.

Streets in downtown Washington will be closed for the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.

12/07/2010

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says no state met federal goals of three-quarters of Americans eating enough fruit, and half eating enough vegetables. California ate the most fruit and Tennessee was best with vegetables.

Farmer Brings Experience To National Organic Board

An fledgling West Ocean City-based bakery has struck a deal to distribute handmade miniature Smith Island Cakes to 29 Giant grocery stores in Maryland, Delaware, and Northern Virginia.

11/29/2010

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No. 1 Terps Win Field Hockey National Title

Megan Frazer scored with 2:10 left in the second period of sudden-death overtime to give No. 1 Maryland a 3-2 victory over No. 2 North Carolina in the field hockey national championship Sunday.

11/22/2010

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