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High court to hear arguments Wednesday on Bladensburg Peace Cross

BLADENSBURG, Maryland – When Steven Lowe first saw a 40-foot cross in a median strip here 30 years ago, he was too busy to think much of it. But as he drove and biked around it during his retirement, questions…

Coast Guard lieutenant charged with targeting lawmakers, media, held without bail

A federal judge Thursday ordered a Maryland Coast Guard lieutenant held without bail as prosecutors gather more evidence of what they said was a terrorist plot to murder prominent Democratic politicians and media figures.

Md. bill seeks to prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.…

Legislation would update Justice Reinvestment Act

After a comprehensive law overhauled the state’s criminal justice system, Maryland has seen a decline in the state’s prison and jail populations and more streamlined treatment for addicts who are charged with crimes, but advocates want to add to the law to keep inmates from returning behind bars.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 12

WASHINGTON – On episode 12 of The Washington Bullpen podcast, host Jarod Golub brings listeners the latest on Gamble v. United States (the Supreme Court double jeopardy case), all the updates on U.S.-China relations after the G20 financial summit over…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 10

WASHINGTON – Host Jarod Golub discusses the California wildfires, the new Amazon headquarters, the CNN lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the Florida elections on Episode 10 of “The Washington Bullpen.”

One of Trump’s companies is licensed in Maryland – for what is not clear

WASHINGTON – A Trump real estate company was registered in Maryland only two months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, but its intentions in the state — if any — remain a mystery. But the company, T International Realty LLC, already is…

Md. settles with nursing home firm that discharged patients

The state of Maryland on Thursday announced a $2.2 million settlement in its suit against the owners of Neiswanger Management Services, a nursing home company that routinely discharged patients when their Medicare coverage ran out and they had no income for further care.

Maryland’s high court weighs texts as marital privilege

The Maryland Court of Appeals is considering whether to deem sensitive text messages between husbands and wives confidential communication, which usually may not be admitted as evidence in criminal trials.

Moments from #CancelKavanaugh

WASHINGTON – As the Senate prepared to vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, protesters marched in the nation’s capital Thursday to voice their anger over what they considered the injustice of a man accused of…