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Sweeping Changes Made To Montgomery Co. Disability Benefits

Montgomery County is changing its system for disability retirement benefits for county employees, although the change is expected to face challenges because it was implemented through council vote rather than a collective bargaining agreement.

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MoCo Police Celebrate Anniversary Of Crisis Intervention Team

Police in Montgomery County, Md., are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Crisis Intervention Team. Officers on the team receive training in identifying mental illness.

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PHOTOS: Breast Cancer Patients Protest FDA Hearing On Avastin Drug

Breast cancer patients and their supporters are protesting at the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring this morning in support of the breast cancer drug Avastin.

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Lawsuit Blames MetroAccess For Exposing Riders To TB

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in the District against Metro and a contractor for the transit service. That group of riders says a MetroAccess bus driver may have exposed them to tuberculosis.

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E. Coli Cases In Va. Prompt Talks Of Possible Outbreak

Local health officials say a a young Virginia girl who died from an E. coli infection is among 18 people in Virginia and Tennessee who have been infected with the bacteria over the past six weeks.

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National HIV Testing Day In D.C.

Today is national HIV testing day, and activists in the District are hoping to bring in hundreds to get tested, and then keep the momentum going.

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Researchers In Virginia Seek More Funding For Biomedical Studies

Some university researchers in Virginia are asking the state for more funding for biomedical studies. They say they are on the verge of several key developments, but their requests come at a time of budget pressure.

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