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  • Good Samaritan Arrested Moments After Helping Intoxicated Neighbor

    A Maryland man who was arrested after helping an intoxicated neighbor find his way home believes that he was “without a doubt” the victim of racial profiling by police. Samir Ahmed, 23, told HuffPost that he was confronted by officers from the ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • 15 AGs Support Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Appointment Of Matt Whitaker

    In an amicus brief filed in U.S. District Court, the attorneys general voiced their support for the state of Maryland, which asked a federal judge to block Whitaker's appointment earlier this month, saying it was illegal. Maryland, which is suing the ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • GM Stock Price Shoots Up On Announcement Of Thousands Of Job Cuts

    General Motors' announcement that it planned to idle five manufacturing plants devastated working-class families in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland and Ontario. The company, calling the move a response to “changing market conditions,” said it would get rid of ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Joe Scarborough And Mika Brzezinski Secretly Got Married This Weekend

    “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski got married Saturday in the rotunda of the National Archives in Washington, D.C.. Scarborough ... Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) officiated the ceremony, which was co-written by Scarborough. This was ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Here Are Some Of The Stories You Missed Over The Thanksgiving Weekend

    The White House on Friday released a report on the effects of climate change, which offered a grim outlook for human health, the economy and the prevalence of natural disasters, including wildfires and flooding. The U.S. is forecast to warm by 3 ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Number Of Missing In California's Deadly Camp Fire Falls Below 250

    “The fear is that the rain will drop in intense bursts,” Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the federal Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said early Sunday. “All the vegetation has burned away, and that's a dangerous recipe for ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • One School's Mission To Teach Kids Whose Lives Have Been Hijacked By Trauma

    BRONX, N.Y. — Sasha Redlener slipped into a child-sized chair at a table beside first-grader Alyssa. It was midway through a class discussion on safety, with the students at Mott Haven Academy Charter School scratching out answers to questions like ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Hospitals Are Trying To Do What Politicians Haven't: Stop Gun Violence

    CHEVERLY, Md. ― When Che Bullock awoke in a hospital in August 2013, the first thing he felt was grateful to be alive. He'd been stabbed 13 times outside a nightclub in the Washington, D.C., area and taken by helicopter to a medical center, where ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Corporate PACs Took A Beating In The Election. Now They Want More Power.

    Attorneys and lobbyists for the National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC) delivered a PowerPoint presentation, obtained by HuffPost, titled, “Challenging the Narrative & Opening Minds: PACs and the 116th Congress,” at ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Surging Interest In Black History Gives A Lift To Museums, Tourism

    In Church Creek on Maryland's Eastern Shore, for example, a year-old, 17-acre state-national park memorializing the place where Harriet Tubman was born and enslaved was expected to draw 75,000 visitors in its first year; it attracted 100,000. Meanwhile ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Google's Duplex is rolling out to Pixel owners — here's how it works

    In states with two-party consent laws (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington), it informs the person on the other end that they're being recorded. If they respond with ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Twitter Users Are Condemning Trump Again For His Treatment Of Reporter April Ryan

    On Tuesday, Ryan responded to a video posted on Twitter in which she can be heard asking Trump about Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) investigating his daughter Ivanka Trump's alleged use of a personal email address for government business. 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Meet The Dollar Store Resistance

    ROCK HALL, Md. ― When Dollar General said it would open a store here in 2013, Jeff Carroll warned it would crush the business he'd operated for the previous decade. .... He no longer offers health insurance or retirement benefits for those who remain. 2 years, 3 months ago
  • As States Push For Digital Drivers Licenses, Critics Cite Privacy Concerns

    Colorado, Delaware, Maryland and Wyoming are among the states that have started a digital driver's license pilot program. Others are exploring the possibility. Download. “This is a quantum leap improvement over what has been the traditional model for ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • The 2018 Midterms Were A Preview Of 2020's Policy Ideas

    America is a big and complicated country in which elections rarely provide straightforward narratives. This month's midterm elections were the simultaneous story of booming turnout and suppressed votes, a blue wave among women and a red shift among ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • New Email Raises Concern About Trump Commitment To Census Confidentiality

    The fact that it didn't raises significant concerns about this administration's motives for adding a citizenship question,” said Lowenthal, who has been retained as an expert in a separate federal suit in Maryland challenging the addition of a ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Corruption Currents: Moscow Charges Browder As Russian to Take Over Interpol

    A former Detroit-area township supervisor received a prison sentence for bribery. Another Detroit-area politician resigned. A seventh person was convicted in a Florida city's corruption scandal. (CBSNY, News12, ABC7, Newsday, DN, WILX, DFM, MD, AP). 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Women Won The House For Democrats, But Men May End Up Running It

    Steny Hoyer (Md.) is likely the next majority leader and Rep. Jim Clyburn (S.C.) is likely the next majority whip. That trifecta has remained in place for years. It's the next tier of races where women have a real chance at joining leadership, but they ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Man Who Yelled 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' At 'Fiddler On The Roof' Show Is 'Ashamed'

    The Maryland man who interrupted a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” Wednesday night to yell, “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump!” has said he is now “so embarrassed and ashamed and disgusted” with his own actions. Anthony Derlunas, 58, apologized profusely ... 2 years, 3 months ago
  • Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Hit With Supreme Court Challenge

    Goldstein also filed a motion in federal court earlier this week challenging Whitaker's appointment on behalf of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D), The Washington Post reported. It too argued that Rosenstein be installed in Whitaker's place ... 2 years, 3 months ago