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ACLU and county residents join in fight against Trump travel ban   The American Civil Liberties Union and other plaintiffs, including several county residents, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Maryland’s Southern Division against President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration, including Homeland…
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First Lady Melania Trump settles complaint against local blogger

A lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump said Tuesday his client has reached a settlement involving payment and a retraction with regard to her defamation complaint against a Gaithersburg blogger. Attorney Matthew Blackett, on behalf of Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, said the first lady had settled the case. “The First…
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Protests of Trump's immigration ban at Dulles

DULLES – Sunday the message was clear. “Immigrants are welcome here,” protesters chanted at Dulles International Airport Sunday afternoon. After President Donald Trump signed an executive order that barred refugees from war-torn Syria and blocked nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Syria for 90…
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NIH study finds increased death risk for non-frequent smokers

BETHESDA – Even smokers who use fewer than 10 cigarettes per day, or low-frequency smokers, are at a higher risk of death than nonsmokers, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. “Our findings indicated that even smoking less than one cigarette per day increased the risk…
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Funds raised to help Israel recover from fires

New York, NY – As Israel recovers from devastating fires during November which destroyed 10,000 acres of land and forests, the charitable non-profit organization Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) announced on Dec. 15 that it raised $6 million to help provide the nation new fire trucks and lifesaving equipment, and will…
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Progressives Rally

Raskin and Warren call for 'Resistance and Revival in Dark Times' Incoming Congressman Jamie Raskin holds hands with Senator Elizabeth Warren in Silver Spring. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER   SILVER SPRING – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) rallied with progressives Wednesday at the Silver Spring Civic Center, urging them to “fight…
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In farewell, Mikulski urges bipartisanship and a warning

Retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski addresses the audience earlier this year at the Democratic National Convention. FILE PHOTO   WASHINGTON - Since the 1990s, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski has periodically organized dinners with the rest of the women in the Senate, no matter the party affiliation. The women call these dinners…
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Van Hollen tapped for leadership role

Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen (D) FILE PHOTOLast week, the Senate Democratic caucus elected Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen (D) to lead the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) during the 2018 midterm election. The DSCC recruits candidates to run for the Senate, contributes money and services to their campaigns, and runs independent…
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