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Beach Officials Lift Swimming Restrictions, Urge Caution

The threat of rip currents has Ocean City officials urging caution over Labor Day weekend, even as they eased restrictions.

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Three Cases Of Whooping Cough Identified In Montgomery County Schools

Dozens of Montgomery County children were exposed to whooping cough at a summer camp, leading to at least three confirmed cases.

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Ocean City Moves Forward With Partial Smoking Ban

Officials in Ocean City, Maryland, voted to restrict smoking to designated areas on its beach and boardwalk starting next summer, but the council is not ready to ban smoking entirely in the resort.

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Baker: Prince George's County Would Roll Out Red Carpet For New Stadium

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker believes his county has "a leg up" in keeping the Redskins in the county.
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Montgomery County Officials Urge Residents To Learn CPR

Fire and rescue officials in Montgomery County are urging residents to learn CPR, and say that becoming certified in the life-saving technique takes much less time now.
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After Near-Death Experience, Maryland Man Thanks Woman Who Saved His Life

In May while jogging, Michael Liu collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in a park in Rockville. A passerby, Heather Von Kurtz, helped save his life.
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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Rushern Baker, the executive of Prince George's County, Md.

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18-Year-Old Drowns After Getting Caught In Rip Current

First responders rescued the man identified as Jose Maudiel Hernandez of Manassas, Virginia, who later died at a nearby hospital.
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Andy Harris Claims Maryland Inspector General Investigating Health Exchange

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is rebuffing claims by Republican Congressman Andy Harris that the office of the inspector general is developing a "full-blown investigation" into the failure of the state's health exchange website.

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Baltimore Casino Opens With Pomp, Champagne, Celebrities

The Horseshoe Casino became Maryland's third casino along the I-95 corridor, opening with a flashy ceremony on Tuesday night, including lots of champagne, celebrities, and of coures — gambling.

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