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  • Washington painting reclaims place in State House

    Washington painting reclaims place in State House
    Back in 1859, when one of Maryland's most prized paintings was first hung in the State House, workers took out a fireplace in the Senate chambers to install the mammoth piece. There it hung for decades, its bulky, gilded frame at eye level with state...
  • Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?

    Americans shopping for toy remote-controlled airplanes or helicopters may find, sometime in the near future, that they come with unexpected accessories: A raft of new regulations. The Federal Aviation Administration, by the end of the month, is expected...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
  • Senate aims to vote Monday on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The U.S. Senate on Friday struggled to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would avert a looming federal government shutdown, postponing a vote until Monday when procedural hurdles begin to evaporate. Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to...
  • Paul Ryan's bid to overhaul Medicare to resurface in new Congress

    The next Republican budget will look a lot like those written by exiting House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, eliminating deficits in 10 years and calling again for a massive revamp of the federal Medicare program, Ryan's replacement said on Friday....
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in U.S. defense spending

    The U.S. Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The...
  • Coltsville Finally A National Historic Park

    The sausage-making was a little unorthodox, but after two decades of work, Coltsville will become a National Historic Park. The measure was part of a $577 million defense authorization package passed by the Senate on Friday. President Obama has said...
  • Gettysburg park to include Lincoln Train Station

    Federal legislation to expand the Gettysburg National Military Park's boundary on Friday passed Congress. The bill will incorporate the Lincoln Train Station on Carlisle Street in Gettysburg into the boundary of the National Park Service and expand...
  • Moving past the hype to see domestic and sexual violence

    Moving past the hype to see domestic and sexual violence
    Congratulations, America. We seem to be moving beyond the need for the perfect victim. We no longer require a bruised and bloodied virginal innocent to make us believe that sexual assault and domestic violence occur at astounding rates in the U.S....
  • NCAA accuses Paterno estate of trying to influence public opinion

    In court documents filed Wednesday, the NCAA said the reason the estate of former Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno wants to modify a protective order in its lawsuit is to try the case in the media. The estate is suing the NCAA and the university...
  • Wall St. hopes for targeted Dodd-Frank rollbacks next year

    Republicans managed to include some rollbacks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law in major legislation in Congress this week. Experts said the victories likely do not spell the end of the law, but they predicted some narrow changes with...