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Council And Superintendent Clash Over School Boundaries In Montgomery County

A council staff report shows schools are becoming increasingly segregated in the county, adding to a growing achievement gap between white and Asian students and their black and Latino counterparts.
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New Casino At National Harbor Expected To Be Approved Monday

The path may well be cleared this week for the construction of an MGM casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County.

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Remembering The Maryland Roots Of An American Gospel Legend

Rev. Charles Albert Tindley is considered one of the founding fathers of American Gospel Music, and at least one historian in Berlin, Maryland, would like to hear more about his Maryland roots.

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Feds Scrap Plan To House Immigrant Children In Carroll County

A plan from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to house undocumented children in a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster, Maryland, was promptly scrapped over the weekend.

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Maryland's Andy Harris Defends Move To Block D.C. Marijuana Bill

The Maryland Republican Congressman who moved to block a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in D.C. defended his actions and criticized the move to boycott businesses in his district, which includes popular tourist destination Ocean City.

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Congressman Says He'd Support D.C. Marijuana Law If It Echoed Maryland's

Harris' comments could be an end to the dispute between him, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray and supporters of D.C. voting rights, if they're not just the latest chapter.
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Montgomery County Inspector General Zeroes In On County Credit Cards

The Montgomery County official released his annual report to the county council today, and in it he says he plans to take a closer look at how credit cards are used by county entities.
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Francis Scott Key: Lawyer, Layman, Tone-Deaf Lyricist?

Francis Scott Key wrote one of our nation's most widely-known tunes, but few Americans know his personal story.
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Cove Point Serves as Flashpoint for Maryland Debate Over Fracking

A debate over a liquefied natural gas facility in Calvert County is evolving in to a larger fight over fracking in Maryland.
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Trimper's Rides Takes Vacationers Back to Early Days of Ocean City

A new book tells the story of Trimper's Rides, an Ocean City attraction for more than 100 years.