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  • Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens

    Md. pols flock to White House for Ravens
    When Rep. Chris Van Hollen struck up a conversation recently with a U.S. Capitol Police officer he sees every day on his way to work, he immediately learned two things about the man: He's from Baltimore and he's a huge Ravens fan. And so the Montgomery...
  • Frank Lautenberg dies at 89; Democratic senator from New Jersey

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
  • EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban

    EPA probes flame retardants but lacks power to ban
    As the Obama administration launches a broad investigation of flame retardants used in furniture and other household goods, the nation's top environmental regulators are running into the limitations of a federal law that makes it practically impossible to...
  • Broward Dems to hear from Newark's Cory Booker at annual fundraiser

    Broward Dems to hear from Newark's Cory Booker at annual fundraiser
                Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., and Democratic wunderkind, is the headliner for the  Broward Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.            Booker, 43, received rave reviews from Democrats after his speech last year to...
  • In State With 'Assault Weapons' Ban, Lanza's Rifle Still Legal

    Adam Lanza blasted through the glass doors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School clutching a military-style Bushmaster rifle with 30 rounds in the clip and hundreds more at the ready. When his chilling rampage was over minutes later, Lanza had used the...
  • 20th Anniversary Of News Closeup

    20th Anniversary Of News Closeup
    “PIX11 NEWS CLOSEUP” will mark its 20th year on the air with its 970th broadcast on Sunday, October 28th.  The recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards, “PIX11 NEWS CLOSEUP” has a loyal following of viewers who...
  • Jerry Brown fires back at Chris Christie, calls for a fitness contest

     
    It appears that Gov. Jerry Brown is game for a cross-country rivalry with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie....
  • Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways

    Whether it's the economy or the Colorado shooting, the left and right view the world in predictable ways
    The gulf between the American left and right continues to widen against a backdrop of high unemployment, weak growth and high octane cultural battles. I got to thinking about this growing divide in the aftermath of the Colorado movie theater shooting...
  • Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill

    Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill
    WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...
  • Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants

    Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants
    — The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
  • Gun Control Revisited In Light Of Colorado Tragedy

    Gun Control Revisited In Light Of Colorado Tragedy
    In the wake of the horrible shooting at a movie theater in Colorado, the call for stricter gun control has echoed across the nation. Gun control advocate, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on Face the Nation on CBS Sunday morning. He called on...