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73 million voters voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2020 presidential election. That huge turnout was primarily for Trump and not necessarily for Republicans. For that reason, regardless of any potential candidate endorsement by Trump, because Trump is not on the January 5th Georgia ballot, d…

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Is it time to rethink how we determine capacity for patients suffering from substance use disorders? We began debating this question after taking care of a young woman with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of part of the heart, frequently associated with IV drug use, and fatal if n…

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Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn have been planting grapes making wine and non alcoholic grape juice since the 1970s in Northern California's  Anderson Valley. First  they planted Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. Today their daughter  Sarah  operates PennyRoyal Farm with Erika Mckenzie Chapter. Al…

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (11/19/2020) – BYD, “Build Your Dreams”, announced the City of Hyattsville, Md. has purchased a BYD 6R Class 6 refuse truck, which will be the first battery-electric, zero-emission vehicle of its kind in the state of Maryland.

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As fall begins in earnest, it appears that we are in the midst of the long-feared second surge of Coronavirus cases. In Maryland, as in many states, cases and hospitalization rates are steadily rising to a crescendo. As two emergency medicine physicians working in Maryland, we can attest tha…

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To all those Trumpsters who, over the last five years, said to me "if you don't respect the individual you still have to respect the office" I now say "does your leader have one iota of respect for the office he has held for the last four years?"

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For those of you who follow my writing in the Sentinel newspapers, you are probably aware that as far back as September of 2019, yes, 2019, that I, like many other pundits, expected a Joe Biden candidacy to likely be successful in the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan an…

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I am proud to call Dr. Sajjad H. Durrani my friend. While some of my friends, acquaintances and former co-workers for reasons I do not fully understand vote for candidates hell bent on reducing retirement benefits of federal employees and retirees, Saj and I work feverishly on behalf of NARF…

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1) Valley Milkhouse Lady's Slipper and WitchGrass Lady's Slipper 's rind is  soaked in hard cider from Frecon Farms of Boyertown.Pennsylvania which has been in business since 1944 .This tomme style is well worth ordering.Witchgrass is a lactic cheese ripened using  vegetable  ash.

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Press conference calling on Gov. Hogan to allocate existing funds to support small businesses impacted by the Purple Line construction

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All In: The Fight for Democracy, which was officially released to the public on Sept. 18 through Amazon Prime Video, is a captivating film that not only leaves audiences more knowledgeable in regards to the prevalent issue of voter suppression, but inspired as well.

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The major motion picture “Greenland” is what audience members get when the producers of “John Wick,” “The Town” and “Clash of the Titans” work with renowned director Ric Roman Waugh -- and I loved it.

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We are reaching a critical moment in our continued fight against COVID-19. As summer turns to fall, many states are seeing increases in their number of cases. This could not come at a worse time; this rise in COVID cases coincides with the start of flu season. Over the past few months, Maryl…

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After Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black medical worker, was killed by police officers in Kentucky, the grand jury indicted a former police officer who was involved in the shooting for wanton endangerment. They did not announce any charges against the two officers who also shot, nor did the…

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If police are our body guards, who are theirs? Surely it can’t be the patrol of lawyers tailing behind law enforcement officials with their briefcases of cash to bail them out? Or could it be the small shiny badge that officers hold to serve as a get-out-of-jail-free card? Regardless, it is …

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Remote learning has been implemented in high schools across the nation, but students are still adjusting to the switch; paper notebooks and journals have been replaced with Google Docs and online planners and hardcover textbooks have been replaced with PDFs. Although this transition can be t…

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On March 12, the state superintendent issued an order for all public schools in the state to close for two weeks in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. While students were excited about the prospect of an extended spring break, what they didn’t know was that they wouldn’t be going back.

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At the forefront of the fight to lower the voting age is Tyler Okeke, a 19-year-old activist from California and former Student Member of the Board of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), working to ensure that the voice of the youth is represented nationwide.

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Premiering today, Montgomery County Public Schools introduces Social Distanced Television (SDTV), a county-wide program used to exhibit the work of students across public and private schools in the area. The content of the show will often reflect current topics and events while also providin…

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TODAY: I'm going live for an update on #COVID19 in Maryland. I'll be joined by Josh Sharfstein, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Beth Anne Langrell, of For All Seasons Behavioral Health and RCC, to give an outlook on fighting the disease in the winter months ahead and …

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With his recent executive order regarding changes to the merit-based federal workforce, Donald J. Trump is attempting to bring back the spoils system. You remember the spoils system, don't you? No? Maybe that is because the Pendleton Act of 1883 was intended to bring Civil Service reform and…

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A citizen's right to vote is the single most important element of a true democracy. Any attempts to suppress it is both unpatriotic and undemocratic. Sadly, ranting about the validity or lack thereof of mail-in ballots and, by doing so, hoping to suppress votes nationwide seems to be the str…

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In August 1987, as Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, I visited communist Bulgaria along with then-Rep. Bill Richardson – later U.N. Ambassador, Secretary of Energy, and Governor of New Mexico – and Amb. Richard Schifter. Dick was, at that time, Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rig…

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Stuck inside? During these tough times, it’s important for us to get out of the house once in a while, whether that means going on a walk or taking a road trip with your family. Fortunately for the WJ community, Maryland and surrounding states are filled with COVID-safe travel destinations f…

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In Montgomery County, thousands of students, aged 5-18, log onto screens for up to four hours a day. It’s an unprecedented school year, and it’s due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But does it have to be this way for schools? Is there another solution?

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Students in MCPS are trading their backpacks for laptops for the first semester of school this year after the Montgomery County Board of Education announced in July that learning would be held online through February. With this change came many adjustments, such as a platform switch to Canva…

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The first of three presidential debates between incumbent President Donald Trump and challenger Democratic Nominee former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night quickly spiraled into chaos, insults and interruptions, leaving voters uneasy about what’s to come.