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Despite Result, 200th Anniversary Of Battle Of Bladensburg Will Be Celebrated

The 1814 Battle of Bladensburg wasn't one of America's shining moments on the battlefield, but that's not stopping Prince George's County from commemorating its 200th anniversary with a series of events this weekend.
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The Politics Hour - August 22, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Angela Alsobrooks, the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant To Pitch Tent Outside City Hall

A mayor in Prince George's County was evicted from city hall after reportedly berating building staff, so now he plans to pitch a tent and meet constituents out in front of the building.

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Schools In Montgomery County Raising Money For Students In Need

The start of classes is less than a week away in Montgomery County, and school systems are calling on the community to donate money for school supplies for young residents in need.

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Maryland Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off In Ocean City

Democratic nominee Anthony Brown and Republican pick Larry Hogan both addressed the Maryland Association of Counties summer conference over the weekend in Ocean City.
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Plan For Capital Crescent Trail Underpass Lives On After Cyclists Object

Montgomery County might dump a plan to run a popular bike and walking trail under a busy road, bicycling advocates say—but not before the public gets a chance to chime in.
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Are Ocean City Businesses Exploiting Exchange Students For Cheap Labor?

Homeland Security officials shut down eight henna tattoo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk this week after an investigation revealed that the stands were being run by foreign students here on visas that do not allow them to hold jobs.
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Man Arrested In Connection To Toddler Shooting

Police say 24-year-old Brian Ray Campbell helped Davon Wallace, who is believed to have fatally shot 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb.
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The Politics Hour - August 15, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Elissa Silverman, an Independent candidate seeking an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

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Born And Live In D.C.? You're In The Minority

According to Census data, in 2012 only 37 percent of D.C. residents were born in the city, the third-lowest proportion in the country.

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