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Judge Orders D.C. Police To Release Documents Related To Policies And Procedures

A District of Columbia judge has ordered the release of documents related to police policies and procedures that the department sought to have concealed.


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Maryland Senate Approves Higher Taxes For The Wealthy

The Maryland Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to state budget legislation to squeeze extra tax money out of people who make more than $500,000 a year.


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Va. Redistricting Gets Justice Department Approval

The U.S. Justice Department has given approval to Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan.


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Senators Want More Info On Maryland Housing Agency Move

The Maryland Senate approved a state budget change to withhold $500,000 from a state agency — unless it provides more information about Gov. O’Malley’s proposal to relocate a housing department.


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Gay Marriage Opponents Begin Collecting Signatures In Maryland

Opponents of a measure that gives gay couples the right to marry in Maryland have officially begun their effort to overturn the law.


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Maryland Senate Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars With Children

The Maryland Senate wants to prohibit drivers from smoking in cars if a child under the age of 8 is a passenger.


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Michael Hash Freed After Murder Conviction Tossed Out In Virginia

A Culpeper County Circuit Judge has ordered the release of a man whose life sentence for killing an elderly woman has been tossed out by a federal judge.


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Advocates Seek To End Practice Of Physically Restraining Students

Thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and advocates hope that a new report will spur federal action to end it.


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Gov. O’Malley Opposes Legalizing Medical Marijuana In Maryland For Now

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration opposed Friday measures to legalize medical marijuana, citing concerns that state employees could face federal prosecution.


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DC Council Votes To Make Gay Divorce Easier In City

The D.C. Council has given final approval to a bill that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation’s capital to get divorced.