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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control ‘In Case They’re Raped Along The Way’

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”

07/17/2014

Senate deadlocked over Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants. (Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Scuttle Vote On Spending Bill

Biggest obstacle is Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants.

06/18/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Vacant Social Security Building In Baltimore Could Soon House Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrant Children

Baltimore may soon be the home of hundreds of illegal immigrant children taken into custody at the border.

06/12/2014

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Md. Soldier From Hispanic-Only Army Unit Feted

A 96-year-old Korean War veteran is being recognized as Maryland’s last living member of a segregated, Spanish-speaking U.S. Army unit nicknamed the Borinqueneers.

06/02/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Holder: Postal Service Mail Used For ‘Shocking’ Amount Of Drug Dealing

Attorney General Eric Holder told a Senate committee on Thursday that there is a “shocking” number of people who are using the U.S. Postal Service to send illegal drugs around the country.

04/03/2014

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Senate Bill Would Expand Child Care, Boost Safety

Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training under a bill moving forward in the Senate.

03/12/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., embraces Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., after the U.S. Senate voted to fund the federal government and raise the debt limit at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Some Senate Democrats Acting Coy About Staff Opting Into Obamacare

Think you’re confused by “Obamacare.” It’s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too.

11/01/2013

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is running for Maryland governor in 2014. (Credit: Office of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown)

Mikulski Endorses Brown for Maryland Governor

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to be the next governor of Maryland.

09/22/2013

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Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.

07/31/2013

Sen. Carl Levin said Chuck Hagel's defense secretary nomination is "very much on track." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Armed Services Chairman: Hagel Confirmation ‘Very Much On Track’

Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next defense secretary remains on track despite Republican demands for additional information about his paid speeches and business dealings, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Thursday.

02/07/2013

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