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Senate panel backs Perez to head Labor Dept.

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has endorsed the nomination of Justice Department official Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department despite opposition from Republicans. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12 -10 to confirm Perez, currently the ...

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Joint hearing planned on state correctional facilities

General Assembly leaders will hold a joint briefing in June to discuss problems at Maryland's correctional facilities, the latest fallout from a sordid jail scandal revolving around drugs, sex and money in Baltimore.

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House passes pro-business cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON — Pro-business legislation aimed at helping companies fend off sophisticated foreign hackers sailed through the House on Thursday despite a White House veto threat and an outcry from privacy advocates and civil liberties groups that say it leaves Americans ...

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At UB law center opening, Biden urges Congress to support background checks

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Tuesday's celebration to mark the opening of the University of Baltimore Law school's $114 million John and Frances Angelos Law Center. (Josh Cooper/The Daily Record)

Vice President Joe Biden praised Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday for passing gun control legislation and urged Congress to pass a bipartisan plan for expanding background checks to more gun buyers. “We are in ...

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