As Maryland reports three virus cases, officials seek to calm public and trace contacts

WASHINGTON – In the wake of three Maryland residents testing positive for coronavirus, officials sought to calm the public Friday as test kits were delivered across the country and more people in the state were being tested for possible exposure.…

Honoring Emmett Till, House passes bill making lynching a federal hate crime

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Wednesday to make lynching a federal hate crime. The measure was named after Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955.  The final vote was 410-4. Three Republicans and…

Cardin and Van Hollen aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050

WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by no later than 2050 has been introduced by Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. The United States produced 16% of the…

Senate acquits Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will remain in office after Wednesday’s final vote in his Senate impeachment trial resulted in acquittals on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing the four-month impeachment process to a close.  A…

Senate rejects calling witnesses to impeachment trial, will vote on articles next week

WASHINGTON – On Friday, the 11th day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, the Senate voted not to allow additional witnesses or evidence, setting the stage for a final vote next week on two articles accusing him of…

Senators’ questions in impeachment trial spur debate on witnesses

WASHINGTON — On the first of two days of questioning House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s lawyers Wednesday, senators brought their outside discussions on calling new witnesses — particularly former National Security Adviser John Bolton — to the Senate…