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Local Foster Families Shelter Central American Refugee Children

Authorities are struggling to deal with the influx of nearly 60,000 Central American children that have crossed into the United States to be reunited with loved ones in this country, but what happens to the many children with no relatives here?

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Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Threatened Officers In Bank

The middle-aged man threatened officers with knives inside a Capital One bank in Silver Spring.
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Rockville Couple Charged For Allegedly Abusing Autistic Sons

The couple is now free on bond after being charged for allegedly locking their adult children in a basement.

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Judge To Decide Whether Festival Dispute Will Go To Trial

The Summer Solstice Projekt festival was set to be held at in Myersville in June 2009, but police shut it down after receiving numerous noise complaints. An attorney for the festival's organizer says officials didn't meet the legal standard his client was entitled to.
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Johns Hopkins Agrees To Settle For $190 Million In Case Of Spying Gynecologist

The hospital has agreed to pay the large sum in order to settle with patients who say a Hopkins gynecologist secretly recorded them with a pen-like device.
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National Harbor Casino Approved, Expected To Open In 2016

The county's district council voted 8-1 in favor of the casino at National Harbor. Officials at MGM say they're now ready to begin construction of the resort and hotel as early as next month.
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Beretta Gun Factory Leaving Maryland

Iconic weapons maker Beretta says concerns about Maryland's new gun control laws are prompting it to close its factory in Accokeek.

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Prince George's County Officials Set To Vote On National Harbor Casino Plan

Prince George's County officials are scheduled to vote on the building plan for a $925 million casino near the nation's capital.
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Maryland Breaking Ground On $35M Annapolis Water Treatment Plant

After tears of mechanical and structural problems at the water plant in Annapolis, officials are finally ready to break ground on a new facility.

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Watchdog Group Says EPA Could Be Underestimating Bay Pollution

An absence of monitoring along Eastern Shore rivers makes it impossible to check the runoff from Maryland poultry farms, according to the Environmental Integrity Project.

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