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Md.’s new congressman takes office

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland’s newest congressman is taking office as lawmakers continue to grapple with tough choices about federal deficit reduction. The swearing-in Thursday of Democratic Rep. John Delaney ends 20 years of Republican representation in the state’s 6th Congressional District. ...

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Eye Opener: Congress approves ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

The U.S. House of Representatives late on New Year's Day approved a Senate plan to avoid the worst effects of the "fiscal cliff," a potentially devastating package of tax increases and spending cuts that would have struck Maryland particularly hard.

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Changes in law aim to protect kids’ online data

WASHINGTON — Aiming to prevent companies from exploiting online information about children under 13, the Obama administration on Wednesday imposed sweeping changes in regulations designed to protect a young generation with easy access to the Internet. Two years in the ...

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Mikulski to head Senate Appropriations Committee

Adding to a lifetime of firsts, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., announced Wednesday that she expects to become the first woman chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, succeeding Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, who died Monday. Mikulski’s announcement came ...

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Bernanke warns Congress to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday urged Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to avert tax increases and spending cuts that could trigger a recession next year. Without a deal, the measures ...

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Republicans grill FDA chief on meningitis outbreak

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers challenged the country’s top medical regulator Wednesday to explain why her agency did not take action sooner against the specialty pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg ...

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Bartlett faces toughest challenge in Md. House races

POTOMAC — Maryland Democrats are hoping to pick up a House seat in Tuesday’s congressional elections. Many analysts say western Maryland Republican Roscoe Bartlett is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the nation after redistricting tilted his district in ...

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