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Trump throws federal coronavirus relief bill that would benefit Maryland into doubt

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The long-awaited federal coronavirus relief bill — paired with an expansive government spending package — contains millions of dollars specifically for initiatives in Maryland, but President Donald Trump threw its fate into question Tuesday night when he blasted the bipartisan package and suggested he may not sign it. The legislation would give $600 stimulus payments for most Americans, and estab... Read more »

After Long Dispute, Md. Universities Reach Agreements to Release Hundreds of Students From Leases

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Hundreds of students who have been stuck in housing leases at Maryland’s public universities for the last four months may finally see a resolution within the next week. The University of Maryland College Park is planning to sign an agreement with the Maryland Economic Development Corporation to release students from their leases “within the week,” Carlo Colella, the vice president for Administrati... Read more »

Defense bill opens door to erasing Confederate names at the Naval Academy, and more for Maryland military posts

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The Naval Academy will likely need to change two building names after the Senate and House passed a massive defense spending bill, which includes a provision examining any names linked to the Confederacy. The National Defense Authorization Act sets up a commission, with members appointed by Congress and the defense secretary, to review Department of Defense infrastructure to identify any names th... Read more »

Marylanders in Congress Remember Sarbanes for His Humility, Work and Service

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Members of the Maryland congressional delegation and several other members of Congress gave tributes to former Maryland Sen. Paul Sarbanes on the Senate and House floors Tuesday evening in a Special Order Hour, remembering him for his strong principles and work ethnic. Sarbanes (D) died Sunday at the age of 87. Over his 40 year political career, Sarbanes was most well-known for being first to comp... Read more »

Congress is poised to defy Trump over Confederate base names

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Congress is poised to pass a massive defense policy bill that would require the Defense Department to rename all military bases currently named for Confederate leaders despite an apparent threat by President Donald Trump to veto the legislation. Negotiators from the Senate and House of Representatives have agreed on a final version of the Fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which inclu... Read more »

A Maryland immigrant hoped to delay his deportation until Biden took office. It didn’t work.

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Edgar Diaz-Palma was driving to a local bakery last month to buy breakfast for his children when a black, unmarked SUV behind him flipped on its lights. Diaz-Palma pulled over, and an officer told the 42-year-old father of three that he had made an illegal U-turn, according to his attorney. The officer asked for Diaz-Palma’s license, and moments later told the Langley Park resident that he had a ... Read more »

Naval Academy touts the most diverse brigade of midshipmen in history, despite most white plebes in last five years

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The Naval Academy touted the current brigade as the institution’s most diverse, thanks to this year’s plebe class, which has the most women ever. But a closer look at the last five classes suggests that this is the plebe class with most white students. The class of 2024 has 1,194 midshipmen, according to the class profile published by the academy, making the third largest class in the past five y... Read more »

Naval Academy touts the most diverse brigade of midshipmen in history, despite most white plebes in last five years

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The Naval Academy touted the current brigade as the institution’s most diverse, thanks to this year’s plebe class, which has the most women ever. But a closer look at the last five classes suggests that this is the plebe class with most white students. The class of 2024 has 1,194 midshipmen, according to the class profile published by the academy, making the third largest class in the past five y... Read more »

House could vote on proposal to remove Lee statue at Antietam National Battlefield

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A proposal to remove a controversial statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Antietam National Battlefield is expected to be up for a vote this week in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a spokeswoman for Congressman David Trone. House Resolution 970 is headed to the House floor following work by Congressman Anthony Brown, who has been "leading the charge" on the plan, said Trone... Read more »

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