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Langley Park Residents Say Brothels Operate in Plain Sight Yet Elude Police

Langley Park Residents Say Brothels Operate in Plain Sight Yet Elude Police

law enforcement officials have said they’ve had trouble catching traffickers there, citing the language barrier, elusive perpetrators and scared victims.

Human Trafficking Hidden in Dozens of Maryland Communities While Authorities Struggle to Fight It

Human Trafficking Hidden in Dozens of Maryland Communities While Authorities Struggle to Fight It

Behind closed doors, its victims -- runaways, single mothers, immigrants, addicts -- do what they’re told in unimaginable conditions.

Ruppersberger Ponders Senate Race, Stresses Bipartisan Approach

Ruppersberger Ponders Senate Race, Stresses Bipartisan Approach

There may be a U.S. Senate campaign in Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger’s future. Then again, there may not.

Maryland Legislator, Once Impoverished,  Wants To Give Back To Low-Income Students

Maryland Legislator, Once Impoverished, Wants To Give Back To Low-Income Students

Alonzo Washington made it out of the projects and into the Maryland State House, and now he has a new project of his own: help low-income students in the state obtain a higher education.

Van Hollen Dominates Edwards in Early Fundraising for U.S. Senate

Van Hollen Dominates Edwards in Early Fundraising for U.S. Senate

Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen reached the first measuring stick moment in their campaign to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski when they filed campaign finance reports on April 15.

In Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood, a Hard Place to Grow Up

In Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood, a Hard Place to Grow Up

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.

Van Hollen Raises $1.25 Million, Much of It in Wealthy Montgomery County

Van Hollen Raises $1.25 Million, Much of It in Wealthy Montgomery County

Rep. Chris Van Hollen raised more than $1.25 million in the first four weeks of his campaign for the U.S. Senate, taking advantage of his home district, one of the wealthiest in the nation and getting contributions from some national politicians

Maryland’s Legislative Session Is Over, But Hogan Has More Work Ahead

Maryland’s Legislative Session Is Over, But Hogan Has More Work Ahead

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan spoke to Capital News Service about his first legislative session, as a Republican governor elected in a majority blue state working with a Democratic General Assembly.

Maryland Congressional Leaders Express Grief, Outrage at Warren Weinstein’s Death

Maryland Congressional Leaders Express Grief, Outrage at Warren Weinstein’s Death

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.

Edwards, Van Hollen Join Democracy for All Task Force

Edwards, Van Hollen Join Democracy for All Task Force

WASHINGTON--Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen joined a task force Wednesday, that is urging Congress to act on solutions to increase transparency in U.S. campaign and electoral finance systems.