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Solar weather to have minimal impact on Earth, scientists say

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Solar weather to have minimal impact on Earth, scientists say

GREENBELT—The largest sunspot in 24 years occurred earlier this week, and while NASA scientists say it will not cause harm to humans, it could cause temporary interruptions to shortwave communications systems.

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County Council passes "Ban the Box" bill

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County Council passes "Ban the Box" bill

UPPER MARLBORO—The Prince George’s County Council unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that officials hope will help give those with criminal backgrounds a better shot at getting a second chance.

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Bowie Council approves $975,000 plan for marketplace

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Bowie Council approves $975,000 plan for marketplace

BOWIE—The Mayor and City council unanimously approved a deal to give $975,000 for a marketplace on the Route 450 corridor, but at least one local business owner is concerned about his store’s viability.

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Maryland officials laud Obama's immigration plan

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Maryland officials laud Obama's immigration plan

WASHINGTON – In a move lauded by Democrats and lambasted by Republicans, President Barack Obama announced his plan Thursday night to sign an executive order shielding five million illegal immigrants being deported.

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Democratic incumbents rack up General Assembly victories in Prince George's

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Democratic incumbents rack up General Assembly victories in Prince George's

ANNAPOLIS - As voter precincts completed their reporting early Wednesday morning, the Congressional and General Assembly seats representing Prince George’s County districts continued to be held by incumbents.

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Larry Hogan defeats Anthony Brown in Maryland governor race

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Larry Hogan defeats Anthony Brown in Maryland governor race

ANNAPOLIS – On a night when Republicans across the country won election races and took control of the U.S. Senate, the GOP pulled off one of its most surprising victories in Maryland, where Larry Hogan defeated current Lt. Governor Anthony Brown (D) in the race to become the state’s next governor.

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D.C. man stabbed to death in Landover

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D.C. man stabbed to death in Landover

A 32-year-old District of Columbia man is dead after he was stabbed to death early Sunday morning during a fight at the Local Celebrity Banquet Hall in Landover.

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Bowie State fires ex-NFL player after physical altercation

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Bowie State fires ex-NFL player after physical altercation

The Bowie State University athletics department terminated its relationship with former NFL player Charles Grant after a video showed the volunteer football coach body slamming a student-athlete, according to a press release from the university.

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Dwight Eisenhower Middle School principal charged after allegedly punching student

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Dwight Eisenhower Middle School principal charged after allegedly punching student

LAUREL—A Prince George’s County grand jury has indicted now former Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School principal Dwight Jefferson on charges of child abuse and assault after he allegedly punched a student in the stomach and the face.

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Sports

Maryland improves to 3-0 with 66-50 win over Fordham

Maryland improves to 3-0 with 66-50 win over Fordham

COLLEGE PARK—The University of Maryland men’s basketball team displayed its grit Thursday night with a 66-50 win against the Fordham Rams at the XFINITY Center.

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Features

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Local chef has big dreams

Local chef has big dreams

  BOWIE – For one local chef, what started as serving a complimentary dish at a birthday party has blossomed into a successful catering company.  

Auto body mechanic uses scrap metal to create masterpieces

Auto body mechanic uses scrap metal to create masterpieces

MARLOW HEIGHTS – For one employee at Sheehy Ford, the body shop is not only a work place—it is also a treasure chest of art supplies.

Local artists show off their work at Hyattsville Arts Festival

Local artists show off their work at Hyattsville Arts Festival

HYATTSVILLE – Nestled in the middle of dozens of booths at the city’s arts festival were the colorful vibrant paintings from local artist Jay Durrah.