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A small group of protesters against the new security law, who managed to get past heavy police cordons preventing demonstrations, are beaten with wooden clubs and arrested by riot police after shouting against the new law, outside the Parliament building in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Kenyan legislators Thursday exchanged blows on changes to security laws which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties, with opposition legislators throwing the papers on the floor and government supporters hitting and tearing the clothes of an opposition senator. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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FILE - In this  April 1, 2014 file photo Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talks during a leadership meeting in Ramallah. The examples from recent weeks signal that disagreeing with Abbas and his inner circle comes at a price for Palestinians. Critics say that after a decade in power, Abbas has created an increasingly authoritarian system with little room for dissent. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
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  • Popularity Of Out-Patient Surgery Centers Leads To Questions About Safety

    Wendy Salo was alarmed when she learned where her doctor had scheduled her gynecologic operation: at an outpatient surgery center. "My first thought was 'Am I not important enough to go to a real hospital?' " recalled Salo, 48, a supermarket department manager who said she felt "very trepidatious" about having her ovaries removed outside a hospital. KRMG-AM Tulsa, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 10:11 AM
  • Gaithersburg plane-crash victim fund flooded with donations

    Maria Romero has her candle lit by Dianne Gayle during a candlelight vigil held for their neighbors, the Gemmell family, in East Montgomery Village, at the site of Monday's plane crash, on Friday December 12, 2014. Donations have continued to pour in for the family of a woman and her young sons who were killed in a Dec. 8 plane crash in Gaithersburg, with the benefit fund for the surviving members of the Gemmell family hitting $467,329 by Tuesday evening. Gazette.net, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 07:28 PM
  • Secretaries of Labor and Commerce come to Germantown

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speak with student Kolawole Oyekanmi about what he was studying for his final exam during a tour of the cybersecurity lab at Montgomery College's Germantown campus. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Germantown campus of Montgomery College on Wednesday to tour the cybersecurity lab and discuss the development of 21st century skills at the college. Gazette.net, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 01:50 PM
  • Maryland police shoot 15 civilians, but the only cop prosecuted is the one who killed a puppy

    In an article dated July 2013, I described how police in Montgomery County Maryland, a D.C. Suburb, shot 14 individuals and killed 9 over the prior three years . This included killing a man with an ice pick, killing a man threatening suicide and killing a robbery suspect after a hostage escaped. OpEdNews, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:25 PM
  • Md. rep. plays role in bringing Cuban detainee home

    Some Maryland lawmakers played a big part in bringing U.S. contractor Alan Gross back home to the state after being held for five years in a Cuban prison. Gross, a native of Montgomery County, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that could pave the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island. WBAL-TV Baltimore, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 08:41 AM
  • Delaney addressing transportation issues in DC suburbs

    Commuter transportation is the focus of a meeting that U.S. Rep. John Delaney is holding with elected officials from Frederick and Montgomery counties. The agenda for Thursday's discussion in Frederick includes Interstate 270, MARC rail expansion and the Corridor Cities Transitway. Baltimore News, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 04:11 AM
  • Santa roars into town; cops follow

    Montgomery County Police motor squad's Santa Ride 2014, to benefit The Children's Inn at NIH, stops at the Olney town center plaza on Wednesday. Officer Robert Ladany and wife Jackie portray Santa and Mrs. Claus. Gazette.net, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 08:37 PM
  • Montgomery County to probe handling of abuse allegations

    Montgomery officials have scheduled a public session to examine the county school system's child abuse policies and procedures amid heightened concerns about how the district addresses alleged incidents of sexual abuse on school grounds. The action follows an uproar about two arrests for inappropriate touching of students that went undisclosed for weeks at Damascus and Germantown middle schools. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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