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‘Briefcase Brigades’ Look To Lawmakers For Answers

Ian Maggard is a 24-year-old college student looking for answers. And he says he represents an entire generation of Americans under 30 questioning the growing unemployment rate among their peers that now tops 14 percent and looming budget cuts that might result in reducing federal grants for college students.

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Young Adults Head To Capitol Hill To Ask: 'Where Are The Jobs?'

As Congress negotiates impending budget cuts including a possible reduction of federal grants to college students, unemployment among those under 30 is higher than the national average. A group of young adults who call themselves the "Briefcase Brigade" is heading to Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge lawmakers to support educational funding and to deliver on promises of jobs.

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MoCo Firefighters Protest Against County Executive

Professional firefighters in Montgomery County are staging a protest Wednesday in Burtonsville, Md., against County Executive Isiah Leggett.

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Consider This With Fred Fiske: Jobs

Like you, I've made some bad decisions in my lifetime. But one of the best decisions I've made was in 1947, when I was offered jobs in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and I chose to come to Washington.

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Judge To Rule Montgomery County Labor Dispute

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg says he plans to issue a ruling Monday in a dispute between the county and a public employee's union.

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Animal Shelter Hopes Food Pantry Will Keep Pets In Homes

Pets are often the unsung victims of economic downturn, but a cat shelter in Alexandria, Va., is trying to take the financial burden off animal ownership.

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