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Jeb Bush to step down from BarclaysIn another 2016 signal, Jeb Bush to step down from Barclays
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Parliament OKs German soldiers for Afghan missionLawmakers approve German participation in new Afghan training and advisory mission
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) holds his back as Derek Anderson (3) takes a snap during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Panthers' Newton works with first team at practicePanthers quarterback Cam Newton works with first team at practice, ahead of Derek Anderson
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In this photo taken on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Rev. Starsky Wilson, second from the left, talks with from left, Shirlissa Pruitt,  Anthony Levine, Tina Cramer and Amir Brandy during a break in the third Ferguson Commission meetings in St. Louis, at Il Monastero St. Louis University. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)
Reformers target traffic courts after FergusonReformers target traffic courts after Ferguson, but new amnesty programs draw few participants
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A banner for "The Interview"is posted outside Arclight Cinemas, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. A U.S. official says North Korea perpetrated the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Texas theater schedules showing of "Team America"Dallas-area theater schedules "Team America: World Police" after Sony pulls "The Interview"
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Pakistani student, Mohammad Baqair, who survived last Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school and was slightly injured, poses for a picture holding a photograph of his mother a victim of the attack, who was a teacher at the school, at his home, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Taliban massacre that killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancyAnalysis: As Pakistan mourns, focus shifts to how country will address Islamic militancy
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This photo combo provided by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center via NASA, shows NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. Kelly and Kornienko will rocket into orbit from Kazakhstan in March, 2015. They will spend a year aboard the International Space Station. At a news conference Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014,  at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Kelly and Kornienko said they anticipate many scientific gains from their mission. (AP Photo/Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center via NASA)
2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflightAmerican, Russian will expand science envelope with 1-year spaceflight, depart Earth in March
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Security forces with dogs are brought in to secure the entrance of the Parliament building as chaos between MPs erupts inside, 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)
Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security lawFight breaks out in Kenyan parliament over new anti-terror security measure
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Referendum sought in Italy about use of the euroOpposition party seeks referendum asking Italians if they want to keep using the euro currency
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  • 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., 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
  • Will it be 'White Flint' or 'Pike District'?

    The development team revamping a key stretch of Rockville Pike in Montgomery County have opted to drop the old "White Flint" name for "Pike District." It's an attempt to help with rebranding and changing the public's perception of the area from a slow-going, traffic-clogged region to a more walkable, pedestrian-friendly environment. Business Journal, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 08:16 AM
  • Hogan to deliver keynote at legislative breakfast

    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is scheduled to give the keynote address at a breakfast gathering of government and business leaders in Montgomery County. The event Friday is expected to include more than 700 elected officials, government and business representatives, and community leaders in the county, Maryland's most populated. Baltimore News, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 06:13 AM
  • Fire damages Clarksburg townhouse under construction

    Fire damages Clarksburg townhouse under construction Firefighters battled a blaze at a townhouse under construction in Clarksburg early Monday morning. WUSA-TV Washington, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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