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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today issued the following statement after the Senate blocked with the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act (H.R. 5746).

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After four students were shot and killed on November 30th, 2021, the question regarding student safety within the United States once again became a topic of heavy discussion. The ripple effect that was the Oxford High School Shooting sparked conversations that have been heard too many times …

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The holidays are meant to be a time of joy and celebration. For those of us working in healthcare, it has been anything but. This time of year has been particularly stressful for all of us. As the new year begins, those of us manning the hospitals are bracing ourselves for a very dark winter.

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There are few industries that have become as integral to our daily lives as the technology industry, which has become essential to almost everything we do. The few companies that make up what we call “Big Tech” – Facebook/Meta, Google/Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and sometimes Microsoft – are at …

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On Nov. 19, defendant Kyle Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old who fatally shot two men and wounded one as a claimed act of “self-defense” at the Kenosha, Wisconsin protests and riots during summer 2020, was found not guilty of homicide and all other charges. 

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The co-chairs of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space & Technology Committee were cheerleaders for the use of nuclear power in space at a hearing at which they presided over last week titled “Accelerating Deep Space Travel with Spa…

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, today released the following statement in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 denial of a request from Texas abortion providers to freeze a state law (SB8) that bans abortions after …

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hannah Quigley, Brookville, is one of 94 young women selected to attend the 74th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation session July 24-31 in Washington, D.C. As part of the premier ALA program, two outstanding high school seniors are selected to represent their resp…

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A “Space Warfighting Operations R&D”—being acronymed “SWORD”—laboratory “will be working in the area of autonomy to enable space systems to automatically detect and respond to threat conditions faster than a human operator could achieve,” declared Colonel Eric Felt at its opening last month.

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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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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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After mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the nation began to speculate whether President Trump would go against Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish and fill the vacancy left by her death, and more notably who he would fill her seat with.

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ROCKVILLE – Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who has represented Maryland’s 7th district in the House of Representatives since 1996, died on Oct. 17 at a hospice center in Baltimore. Cummings’ office reported that the democratic congressman died at approximately 2:30 a.m. from “complications concerning long-standing health challenges” at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 68 years […]

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By Horus Alas Capital News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Oct. 16 over whether to uphold Virginia’s life sentences without parole imposed on Washington-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo for murders and other crimes committed when he was 17. Malvo and his partner, John Allen Muhammad, terrorized Washington D.C., […]

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SEABROOK – Several members of Congress that represent Maryland expressed their support of the decision made by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi to start an impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 on President Donald Trump following the news that he may have withheld military aid funding for Ukraine to start an investigation against presidential candidate Joe […]

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ROCKVILLE — In response to a decision to not ban a popular pesticide, six states, including Maryland, have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hoping to get it banned. Maryland has joined California, New York, Washington, Massachusetts and Vermont in suing the Trump Administration’s decision on the pesticide. In July, the EPA announced it would […]

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SEABROOK – In response to a change in a federal immigration rule, Maryland, along with 13 other states, has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration. On Aug. 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a change in the “public charge” rule, which means that the federal government will place greater emphasis on […]

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LAUREL — Communities around the county celebrated the annual National Night Out on Aug. 6, where residents had the chance to interact with law enforcement members in a family-friendly environment where small children especially could get the chance to see police in a non-threatening space.  The community-building event sought to promote positive relationships between police […]

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SEABROOK – Three mass shootings in one week, including two incidents within 15 hours on Aug. 3, killed 34 people in different sectors of the United States, leaving many citizens to ask for solutions to solve the growing number of gun-related killings sprees in the country. The series of events began on July 28 around […]

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WASHINGTON – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 that sent astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to the moon, NASA programmed several events from July 16-20 around the country to celebrate the mission. Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the moon, a feat […]

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SEABROOK – Former Hyattsville resident and current Lt. Gov. of Virginia Justin Fairfax announced his resignation from his post at Morrison and Foerster law firm on July 1 after being placed on paid leave following accusations of the sexual allegations made in February. Fairfax has worked for the law firm since September 2018 but has […]

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MIAMI, FL — Candidates hoping to be tapped for the Democratic presidential nominee talked over one another and took jabs during the first two democratic debates broadcast live on NBC. In a two-night event on June 26-27, 20 of the 24 total candidates vying for the Democratic nomination were eligible to participate in a debate […]

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LARGO – County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, in conjunction with Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD), announced on June 26 a fundamental change in the way county officials plan to corporate with ICE and immigration officials moving forward. The county will not assist ICE officials in noncriminal, civil deportations but will contact the federal agency when an […]

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COLLEGE PARK – County officials reaffirmed their interest in the relocation of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to Prince George’s after the agency announced it would survey land in Beltsville for their new headquarters. During her State of the Union address on June 11, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks mentioned the possible relocation of […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — At their meeting on June 4, the Prince George’s County Council received a briefing on small cell towers and what fifth-generation cellular networks (5G) could mean for the future of Prince George’s County. The briefing gave an overview of small cell technology from the perspective of the government and outlined policy considerations […]

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ROCKVILLE – The Department of Justice released a redacted version of the Special Counsel’s Report, which detailed Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election and cleared the president of cooperation with the Russian government in the form of collusion. The report, written by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, spelled out how the Russian government attempted […]

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NATIONAL HARBOR – A Germantown resident stole a truck and planned to run over people in the developed areas of the National Harbor in a terrorist-inspired attack before being arrested on March 28, federal prosecutors say. In a motion for detention document filed on April 8, Rondell Henry, 28, is in federal custody after Prince […]

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ANNAPOLIS — A roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) brought together elected officials, public health experts, community leaders and stakeholders to discuss causes and solutions to the gun violence epidemic on April 1. Sarbanes noted the number of recent mass shootings that seem to be becoming the “new normal” from the Capital Gazette […]

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By Elle Meyers Special to The Sentinel WASHINGTON D.C — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland on Feb. 27. The 40-foot cross stands on a service strip between two roads about six miles outside of Washington, D.C, and has come under considerable […]

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GREENBELT — In a detention hearing for Christopher Paul Hasson who was allegedly caught stockpiling weapons and drugs to target prominent Democratic leaders and journalists, Judge Charles Day ruled that Hasson be held without bail and gave the prosecution 14 days to come up with further evidence to prove that Hasson intended to act on […]

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BOWIE — The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County (PGSPCA) received a $2,500 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) which will go toward its new program that will treat sick and injured shelter animals in Prince George’s County, prevent them from being euthanized and allow them to find […]

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GREENBELT – Earth’s global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth hottest since 1880, continuing a streak of record high temperatures, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The causes are varied, but according to Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the rise in temperature is primarily […]

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HYATTSVILLE – As Virginia Lt. and former Hyattsville resident Gov. Justin Fairfax denies two accusations of sexual assault, the president of his former high school agrees with the calls for an investigation. While the school cannot specifically comment about the case on Fairfax, DeMatha Catholic High School President Rev. James R. Day said that it […]

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