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Clinton Takes Detour from New York to Court Maryland Democrats

Clinton Takes Detour from New York to Court Maryland Democrats

Former Secretary of State Clinton visits Baltimore, picks up Elijah Cummings' endorsement

To Great Fanfare, New Turkish Cultural Center Officially Opens in Maryland

To Great Fanfare, New Turkish Cultural Center Officially Opens in Maryland

New Turkish cultural complex celebrates architecture, art, food and religion.

Metro Chief Pledges Changes, But Report Shows System Still Faltering

Metro Chief Pledges Changes, But Report Shows System Still Faltering

Metro riders may soon see fewer delays, fewer accidents and incidents and more police in stations. Those are the goals of the new head of the troubled, 40-year-old rail system, but he’s facing huge challenges, as a Metro report released Thursday vividly illustrated.

Obama Budget Request Reflects Global Engagement on Multiple Fronts

Obama Budget Request Reflects Global Engagement on Multiple Fronts

The Obama administration is requesting $50.1 billion in next year’s budget to fund a foreign policy that Secretary of State John Kerry has characterized as U.S. global engagement “in arena after arena.”

D.C. Considers Offering One of Nation’s Most Generous Paid Leave Programs

D.C. Considers Offering One of Nation’s Most Generous Paid Leave Programs

Dalia Catalan and about 130 others testified last week at a hearing hosted by the D.C. Council, sharing their stories and reasons to support or oppose the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015.

Homeland Security Officials to Use More Social Media to Screen Refugees

Homeland Security Officials to Use More Social Media to Screen Refugees

The Department of Homeland Security aims to increase the use of social media significantly in the vetting process of refugees and visa applicants.

Washington’s Mayor Sets Plan to Close Troubled Shelter, Disperse Services

Washington’s Mayor Sets Plan to Close Troubled Shelter, Disperse Services

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday a plan to close the problematic D.C. General Family Shelter by 2018 by moving existing residents to smaller shelters with more services all over the city.