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Obama To Vets: Tough Fights Abroad, At Home

President Obama spoke to the national Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Monday. Republican challenger Mitt Romney speaks to the group Tuesday.
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Ryan Offers Romney Risk, Reward

Among those on Mitt Romney's list of potential running mates, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has youth and experience. He's a conservative from a swing state, and he has big ideas and the policy chops to back them up. But the House Budget Committee chairman's fiscal ideas might cost Romney with independents.
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Romney's Foreign Agenda: Listen, Learn, Olympics

The Republican candidate, a man with a lot of domestic policy experience, is now trying to demonstrate his proficiency with international affairs. Aides stress that the journey to the U.K., Israel and Poland will include little in the way of political attacks or policy announcements.
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Wheaton Costco Gas Station Zoning Up For Vote

A vote on potential zoning changes in Montgomery County that would preclude a Costco "mega" gas station from being built close to residential areas is up for vote on Tuesday.

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Little Election-Year Incentive For Obama Or Romney To Join Gun Debate

The Second Amendment remains off limits for many politicians, with even those favoring gun control unlikely to bring it up in an election year. But long-term shifts in U.S. demographics and culture could lead to changes in the gun-rights versus gun control debate in coming decades.
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Berliner: Pepco Rate Increase Best Consumers Could Get

Maryland state regulators rejected Pepco's call for a 4 percent rate increase in favor of a much more modest bump in fees. Montgomery County council president Roger Berliner says that was the best ratepayers could do.

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Punishing Penn State, Rewriting History?

We examine the NCAA's punitive actions against Penn State's football program in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach.

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Pit Bulls In Maryland

Pit bull owners in Maryland got a temporary reprieve from a controversial court ruling that declared the dogs “inherently dangerous,” with landlords and owners responsible for damage or injury they cause.

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Politicians Shy Away From New Gun Control Efforts

In the days since the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., there's been little discussion of the laws that allowed the gunman to acquire his arsenal. National politicians in both parties are generally wary of offending the powerful gun lobby.

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