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North Carolina Prepares For Flooding

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence may be weakening as it approaches the coast, but North Carolina is still getting ready for extreme wind and water.


Trump Weighs In On SNAP Work Requirements Ahead Of Farm Bill Meeting

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The SNAP program, commonly referred to as food stamps, is the biggest sticking point between versions of the Farm Bill. The House, and President Trump, want it to have stricter work requirements.


Gaming Industry Shocked After Deadly Shooting At Jacksonville Tournament

Monday, August 27, 2018

Three people died and nine more were injured at a shooting in Jacksonville, Fla., during an elite video game tournament on Sunday. The deaths have shocked players in the industry.


From A POW Prison, John McCain Emerged A 'Maverick'

Saturday, August 25, 2018

McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and was held captive and tortured for years. The ordeal helped fuel his political career.


After Centuries, Hemp Makes A Comeback At George Washington's Home

Thursday, August 23, 2018

George Washington grew cannabis. Not the kind you toke, but the kind to make rope. Industrial hemp was returned to Mount Vernon this year to help cultivate a new image for the crop.


Hemp Industry Turns To George Washington For Help With Its Image

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Activists hope a hemp crop at George Washington's historic home in Virginia will help provide an image makeover for the member of the cannabis family, and promote its usefulness in a modern world.


HUD Hits Facebook For Allowing Housing Discrimination

Sunday, August 19, 2018

In a formal complaint, HUD says Facebook allows landlords and home sellers to use targeted ads to discriminate based upon the recipient's race, religion, sex, familial status and national origin.


Ben Carson Moves Forward With Push To Change Fair Housing Rule

Monday, August 13, 2018

The HUD secretary is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended to strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing segregation. It "impeded development ... of affordable housing," he says.


In Baltimore, The Gap Between White And Black Homeownership Persists

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The gap between black and white homeownership rates has widened in recent decades. Baltimore is a majority black city, but research shows it has a gap of 31 percent, mirroring the national average.


Maryland Investigates Russian National's Links To State Elections Software

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Russian investor purchased a company that runs portions of Maryland's voter registration software systems in 2015. State officials did not know until the FBI informed them this week.


Why Charlotte Is One Of Ben Carson's Models For HUD's Work Requirements

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Charlotte Housing Authority requires that people who get housing subsidies work — and the program is considered a success story. But helping people become self-sufficient remains a challenge.


In Deep-Blue Maryland, Democrats Fight To Beat Popular Republican Governor

Monday, June 25, 2018

Gov. Larry Hogan is well-liked by voters, despite Democrats outnumbering Republicans the state by a 2-to-1 ratio. Democrats choose their nominee for governor Tuesday.


House Passes Farm Bill With Controversial Work Requirements

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon with strict work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP.


Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.


All Jokes Aside, Dave Chappelle Stumps For Democratic Maryland Governor's Candidate

Friday, June 08, 2018

The comedian is one of many high-profile endorsements Ben Jealous will roll out ahead of Maryland's June 26 primary. Incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan remains very popular in the blue state.


Federal School Safety Commission Holds First Public Session. DeVos Wasn't There

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The Federal Commission on School Safety held its first public listening session Wednesday. Secretary DeVos, the chair, as well as the three other cabinet secretaries on the commission, did not attend.


As Graduates In Santa Fe And Parkland Look Ahead, A Look Back On Activism This Year

Friday, June 01, 2018

Student-led demonstrations calling for an end to gun violence gained traction after the shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school. As the year ends, here's a look at how the movement has gone.


Report: Rural Poverty In America Is 'An Emergency'

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A report by Save the Children finds the U.S. ranks 36 out of 175 nations when it comes to child poverty. Within the U.S., nearly a quarter of children growing up in rural America were poor in 2016.


What We Know About The Alleged Texas High School Shooter

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Officials have not released a motive, but some information on the suspect and attack is coming into focus. It appears the rampage at Sante Fe High School was planned.


Baltimore's Top Cop Resigns Days After Being Charged With Not Filing Tax Returns

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Darryl De Sousa had only been in the job of commissioner for a few months. Federal prosecutors say he failed to file for the tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015.