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Families in the West Baltimore neighborhood have one of the lowest median incomes in the city and almost a quarter of its residents were unemployed in 2013 -- three times the national average that year.
Maryland members of Congress expressed grief and outrage following President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday that Warren Weinstein, an aid worker held hostage in Pakistan, was accidentally killed in a counterterrorism attack in January.
The Justice Department said Tuesday it will investigate the death of Freddie Gray after members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation sent the department a letter requesting an inquiry.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, Maryland lawmakers passed the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 that made it harder for people to buy handguns and banned the sale of 45 shotguns, rifles and semi-automatic rifles.
After some discussion and two failed amendments, the Maryland Senate on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing the use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.