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  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to speed deportations.
  • Obama's $3.7-billion border request reflects deepening concern

    President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funding Tuesday to help confront what he called an “urgent humanitarian situation”: the unprecedented influx of children and teens arriving without parents on the Southwestern...

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding
    Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure. Cardin sipped...

    Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls

    Officials looking to reduce price of jail inmates' phone calls
    Domingo Howard is a "single pops" to a 5-year-old girl he is raising by working part-time jobs. His 24-year-old son, meanwhile, landed in the San Francisco County Jail in January. As "the only person" his son can count on, the two speak on the phone...

    California grants $420-million tax break to Lockheed Martin Corp.

    The Legislature went home for a month Thursday, but not before handing aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a controversial $420-million tax break. Branded as a sweetheart deal for Lockheed, the bill sailed through the Assembly and Senate — but...