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Legal Immigrants Find Support For Citizenship Process At Maryland Center

At a CASA de Maryland center in Rockville, some of the area's 300,000 legal noncitizens find help on their path to becoming full Americans.

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Montgomery County Tweaks Its Ban On Lawn Pesticides, And Supporters Aren't Happy

For most of 2015, the Montgomery County council has been debating a ban on certain pesticides used on lawns. A council committee approved the ban Thursday morning, but not before making some major changes to it — and its biggest supporters aren't pleased.
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Rents At Takoma Park Building Help Spur Debate Over Maryland Tenant Protections

Rents at the 11-story Hampshire Tower Apartments now fall under the rules of Montgomery County, which are less protective than those of the city.

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Maryland Gears Up For Medical Marijuana

Two years after Maryland legalized medical marijuana, the state is preparing to issue the first licenses to grow, process and dispense it.
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Housing Discrimination, Racial Segregation And Poverty In America

Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act to address discrimination. But today, more minorities than ever are living in high-poverty neighborhoods. We look at housing discrimination, racial segregation and poverty in America.

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Housing Discrimination, Racial Segregation And Poverty In America

Nearly 50 years ago, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act to address discrimination. But today, more minorities than ever are living in high-poverty neighborhoods. We look at housing discrimination, racial segregation and poverty in America.

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Baltimore's Interim Police Chief Should Get The Job, Mayor Says

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been pleased with the energy that Kevin Davis has brought to the job.

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Will Not Seek Re-Election

The mayor of Baltimore says she will not seek re-election nearly five months after the city erupted in rioting following the death of a man injured in police custody.
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Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts Are Helping, Environmentalists Say

The weather has been calm this summer in the D.C. region, preventing bacteria breakouts that plagued Sandy Point State Park — one of Maryland's most iconic parks — in previous years. But environmental groups believe new regulations are helping out, too.
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Havens Amid Warfare: Some Salvadorans Find Tentative Paths To Peace

In Part 4 of his series, Armando Trull finds that there are plenty of Salvadorans working — sometimes in conjunction with U.S. partners — to improve life in their homeland.

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