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NIH to cut research grants, services due to sequestration

The National Institutes of Health will award about 700 fewer competitive research grants this year than last year and slash other services to deal with budget cuts mandated by sequestration, according to a report released Monday night by the federal medical research agency.

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Hospitals can’t pass along cost of Medicare cuts

Maryland’s hospitals will bear the full brunt of the 2 percent Medicare cuts mandated by sequestration, state regulators decided Wednesday, despite passionate warnings from providers that the move would trigger layoffs and service reductions at hospitals across the state.

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Calvin Ball: Sequestration crippling for education

Education is the most democratizing force that can empower every generation across our great nation. In a time when we are slipping behind the rest of the world in college completion and we see the ripple effects that educational attainment can have on jobs and our economy, health and happiness, draconian cuts would be devastating. Maryland has the distinction of having a top-rated educational system, and Howard County is often at the top of that system.

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Credit union tackles sequestration

Andrews Federal Credit Union, of Suitland, a financial institution with over $900 million in assets that serves primarily military and civilian personnel in Washington, D.C., parts of Maryland and New Jersey, and overseas military installations, said it will provide financial assistance to members who are furloughed as a result of the federal budget sequestration.

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