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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

Refugee Children: Humanitarian Challenge or Border Problem

Slowly, perhaps, political leaders around the United States are coming to understand the influx of more than 50,000 children from Central America as the humanitarian crisis which it is, as opposed to another sign of perennial border problems. “The influx...

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Sailing on the Potomac River from Alexandria, Virginia.

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Sailing on the Potomac River from Alexandria, Virginia.

Alexandria Loves its Liberals

If Virginia is for lovers, Alexandria is for liberals. Only that enclave of organic home farming on the other side of Washington, D.C., known as “The People’s Republic of Takoma Park,” Maryland, rivals the suburban liberalism of Alexandria, Virginia. If...

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President Barack Obama looks over a student's work as he visits a classroom at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. on April 7, 2014.

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President Barack Obama looks over a student's work as he visits a classroom at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. on April 7, 2014.

Obama Goes to School in Biology

The president went to school in biology today. At Bladensburg High School, in Maryland just outside the District of Columbia, President Barack Obama was announcing the winners of Youth Career Grants. The project of the Departments of Education and Labor...

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

NASCAR, Olympic Medals, Film, TV: Give us a Tax Break

Democrat Mark Warner backs a NASCAR tax break. Republican Johnny Isakson supports one for film and television productions. And Democrat Thomas Carper backs a provision that aids U.S. multinational companies’ offshore operations. Those are among the key takeaways from the...

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

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Pictures of Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on 'The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013' at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.

Connecticut Advances in Gun Laws, Rankings Show Year After Newtown

Connecticut, where an elementary school shooting left 20 children and six educators dead almost a year ago, now has the nation’s second strongest gun laws, according to a scorecard comparing state gun laws that will be released later today by...

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President Barack Obama with his daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, and wife Michelle, in their seats before a college basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Maryland Terrapins on November 17, 2013 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland.

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President Barack Obama with his daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, and wife Michelle, in their seats before a college basketball game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Maryland Terrapins on November 17, 2013 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland.

Beavers Stomp Terps: Obamas Cheer

Oregon won, 90-83. Certainly it had nothing to do with who was sitting behind the Oregon State bench in the basketball matchup with the University of Maryland tonight. President Barack Obama and his family. The first family took its first-row...

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

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A pro-choice escort waits at the doors of a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC.

McAuliffe Thanks Planned Parenthood

Terry McAuliffe credits Planned Parenthood for helping deliver his victory in Virginia’s governor’s race, in which the women’s vote was a key factor. “I would not have been standing on that stage last night without you,” the governor-elect told the...

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley arrives to introduce President Barack Obama at Prince Georges Community College on September 26, 2013 in Largo, Maryland.

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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley arrives to introduce President Barack Obama at Prince Georges Community College on September 26, 2013 in Largo, Maryland.

O’Malley’s March: Guitar Is In Again

New Hampshire’s Democratic Party wants to be sure those attending their November fundraiser know a thing or two about the honored guest, Maryland’s Gov. Martin O’Malley. To that end, the party sent out an e-mail with key points about the...

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