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  • Refugee crisis builds pressure on US

    But the heartbreaking photo of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who died along with his young brother and mother in an attempt to reach Greece, was splashed across U.S. front pages this week and sent the refugee exodus up the political agenda. It also ...

    CNN 14 minutes ago
  • HIV prevention drug 100 percent effective, latest study suggests

    “Our study is the first to extend the understanding of the use of PrEP in a real-world setting and suggests that the treatment may prevent new HIV infections even in a high-risk setting,” lead author Jonathan Volk, MD, MPH, physician and epidemiologist ...

    Fox News 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Top high school football recruits in the DMV

    Aug 29, 2015; Hyattsville, MD, USA; DeMatha Stags quarterback Beau English (17) celebrates with Shane Simmons (34) after a touchdown against the Miami Central Rockets during a game at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex. DeMatha won ...

    WUSA9 6 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • 8-Foot Bull Shark Fished Out of Potomac River

    People on a fishing boat in southern Maryland made a big catch on the Potomac River Thursday evening. They reeled in an 8-foot bull shark near Coltons Point in St. Mary's County. Bull sharks can grow to be 11-and-a-half-feet long and weigh as much as ...

    NBC Washington 6 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Farewell offseason, hello to our final last-gasp picks

    ... in mac and cheese to the menu at Razorback Stadium. 5. For the second straight season, Maryland will sell the "Cheesie," a monster-sized, 24-ounce hot soft pretzel smothered in back-fin crab dip and melted cheddar cheese and dusted with Old Bay ...

    ESPN 6 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Most Of The 2016 GOP Field Has Little To Say About Helping 9/11 Heroes

    WASHINGTON -- With one month left to go before the health treatment program for Sept. 11 first responders is set to expire, and with Congress slow-walking a renewal, an advocacy group is hoping 2016 presidential candidates will help move the needle. 9 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Ex-Clinton aide testifies in Benghazi probe behind closed doors, Dem lashes out

    Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the committee, said at midday that Sullivan had answered every question. The panel is investigating the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks at the U.S. facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans ...

    Fox News 11 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

    In a more normal political (but no less partisan) atmosphere, Obama might have been roundly criticized for acting almost Putin-like, being photographed as a tough guy in the great outdoors. Who knows, when the episode airs, he still may face such ... 11 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and racial identity in sports

    ... affluent Washington suburb but was never allowed to forget his parents' roots; his mother took him to a Broadway play as an adolescent, he remembers, and followed up with a Go-Go Live show the next week at the old Capital Centre in Landover ...

    ESPN 11 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Capital Journal Friday PM: Trump's Campaign Luxury, More

    Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he would oppose the Iran nuclear accord because it doesn't do enough to prevent Iran from being able to produce a nuclear weapon in its second decade. Mr. Cardin ... 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Support the Iran Deal: It's Time to Be Peacemakers

    Here are the politics of the Iran nuclear deal: Congress returns next week from its summer recess, and among the first orders of business will be taking up the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear program, recently negotiated with Iran ... 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Martin O'Malley: U.S. Should Take In 65000 Syrian Refugees

    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, has called on the United States to absorb at least 65,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016. O'Malley's remarks on Friday represent the strongest proposal on the matter to ... 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • O'Malley: US should accept 65000 Syrian refugees

    The former Maryland governor said images such as that of a toddler's body washing up on a Turkish beach should motivate the U.S. to do more. "With more than 4 million Syrian refugees fleeing war and famine, they now comprise the second-largest refugee ...

    CNN 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Caregiver Overwhelm: 7 Strategies to Lower Stress and Increase Resilience ...

    I say almost because I know that research shows that when we recognize that the reactions we have to trauma and tragedy are normal and healthy, we can put them into perspective without letting them overwhelm us. When we acknowledge that we humans ... 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • 5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for the End-of-Life

    3. Get the kind of care you want at the end-of-life. According to the California HealthCare Foundation, surveys have shown that less than 1/3 of Americans have completed advance directives, which provide instructions to health care professionals on the ... 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • 5 Reasons Crying Is Actually Good For You

    Non-emotional crying has health benefits, too. You know how you tear up when you're chopping onions? A chemical from the onion is released, hits the surface of the eye, and creates sulphuric acid. In order to get rid of it, your tear glands produce a ... 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • The Technological And Millennial Battles Top-25 Teams Face In Driving Student ...

    ... departments are concerned about the attendance of one group of fans in particular: Students. With the advent of social media, the creation of a better "second screen" experience and a surplus of campus and local entertainment opportunities ... 14 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Key Democrat Ben Cardin opposes Iran deal

    The senator spoke to students at two Maryland universities this week using very similar language with them as he did in his op-ed. But in those talks, he never tipped his hand which way he would vote. "Objectively, a nuclear-armed Iran would be a ...

    CNN 17 hours, 13 minutes ago
  • Dem outreach to Black Lives Matter meets rejection

    Democratic officials and presidential candidates are running into a hostile reception as they try to reach out to Black Lives Matter, a movement that has become a political minefield for the party. On the other side of the aisle, Republicans have ...

    Fox News 17 hours, 14 minutes ago
  • Dietary Fat and the Human Brain: Redefining Food for Thought

    The public health ramifications are less clear, but clearly worrisome. Is widespread interference with the production, and brain uptake of DHA, a contributing factor to trends in autism, ADD, and other disorders of behavior and cognition? Proof of ... 20 hours, 14 minutes ago