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November 14, 2017
Gallery: Amtrak overhauls passenger coaches

WASHINGTON – Amtrak riders can expect to see more comfortable coaches in the coming months, with more supportive seats, LED lights, carpet that is easier to keep clean and nicer restrooms.

September 29, 2017
March for black women part of racial justice protest

Saturday’s March for Racial Justice here on the National Mall will include a march for black women to highlight specific issues that impact black women and to underscore their role in making social change.

November 2, 2017
Maryland lawmakers sue for information on D.C. Trump hotel lease

WASHINGTON – Maryland Reps. Elijah Cummings, Jamie Raskin and other House Democrats said on Thursday they have filed a lawsuit to force the federal government to turn over information about the operations of President Donald Trump’s downtown hotel. The frustrated lawmakers said they had been stonewalled by the federal government in their efforts to learn […]

October 13, 2017
Officials: Cutting prescriptions, alternative treatments keys to easing opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – Reducing prescribed pain medications and innovations in non-opioid treatments could help ease the opioid epidemic, according to top federal drug and public health officials. Drug overdoses in the United States have nearly tripled over the last two decades. As a result, there has been a drop in life expectancy for the first time […]

October 25, 2017
Van Hollen fights to preserve state and local tax deductions

WASHINGTON – As Congress tries to overhaul the nation’s tax laws, some Republicans want to reduce or eliminate state and local tax deductions. But Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, said doing so would only hurt the middle class, including in his state, so he has been pressing to keep the deductions intact. Maryland has the […]