Washington

Now located in the Ronald Reagan Building near the White House and the U.S. Capitol, the CNS Washington bureau has more reporters dedicated to covering the federal government’s impact on Maryland than any other news organization in the state.

Obama’s Goal to End Veteran Homelessness by Year’s End Likely to Come Up Short

Homeless veterans would continue to be left in the lurch at the end of the year.

A Twitter Trend Sparks Cultural Conversation in Midst of Immigration Debate

Immigration remains a popular debate topic on the political circuit, but social media conversations suggest that presidential hopefuls and the Latin-American community equally fail to identify with the Latino culture.

For Some Students and Schools, SATs and ACTs Are Optional

Since the mid-1900s, the SAT and ACT have been staples for many high school students’ college applications and two of the exams most accepted by a majority of schools as proof of classroom capabilities. However, data shows that the number of colleges requiring standardized testing from students is steadily dropping.

Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Southeast Washington D.C. gives 3rd to 8th graders a place to go after school where they learn much more than baseball.

National Geographic Investigator Details Wildlife Trafficking

An investigative reporter and National Geographic fellow Bryan Christy discussed wildlife trafficking and other issues at a special event hosted by the magazine.

Pakistan Leader Says U.S.-Pakistan Ties Critical in Terrorism Fight

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif calls for U.S. support to restore peace between Pakistan – Afghanistan

Superhero Extravaganza at Hospital Honors the Late Lenny “Batman” Robinson

Fifteen superheroes gathered at Children’s National Medical Center to visit patients, deliver superhero toys and honor a special “Batman.”

Local Starbucks Stores Push for Alcohol Sales in New Program

WASHINGTON — Five Starbucks stores in the District of Columbia have requested licenses to serve alcohol in an effort to bring more nighttime business. This news comes after Starbucks announced a new menu lineup late last year called “Starbucks Evenings.”…

Cummings Criticizes Committee Republicans for Politically-Driven Probe into Clinton Emails

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday criticized Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee for what he said was a politically-driven agenda against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Despite Odds, Sarbanes Still Pushing for Campaign Finance Reform

Despite long odds, Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Towson, is attempting to revive campaign finance reform legislation he says will give citizens more power in government.