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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,213
StarDem.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:41:00 -0500
(AP) — As of Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at least 2,213 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated

Marijuana fight riskier for Congress in states
StarDem.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:21:00 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

Food hub land lease deal put on hold
StarDem.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:15:00 -0500
EASTON — Promoters of the Eastern Shore Food Hub are holding off on any particular land lease deal for the time being, a decision they announced at the Easton Town Council’s Monday night, Dec. 15, mee

Panthers edge Capitals in 20-round shootout
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:49:00 EST
SUNRISE, Fla. -- In the longest shootout in NHL history, the Florida Panthers edged the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center.

‘Now we’re back to Robert’
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
ASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III isn’t done yet with the Washington Redskins.

Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead
StarDem.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:16:00 -0500
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — befo

Hackers reference 9/11 in new threats
StarDem.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:34:00 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referenced the terrorist attacks of S

Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumer
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a major new challenge after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low Tuesday despite the Central Bank’s desperate efforts

Speakers, iPad stolen from Prospect Avenue home
NewarkPostOnline.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:30:00 -0500
A resident of Prospect Avenue came home earlier this week to discover someone had entered her room and stolen several items, police say.

Milton mayor addresses police chief’s pending retirement
Cape Gazette / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 EST
Milton Mayor Marion Jones said last week that the town's police chief will retire in summer 2015. Jones posted a letter, dated Dec. 12, on the town's website confirming that Chief William Phillips has been placed on terminal leave, which will conclude with his retirement Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. In the letter, Jones said council will discuss the hiring process in the near future and that, as a personnel matter, ...

Unable to recover from neck injury, Colt McCoy placed on injured reserve
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:32:20 -0500

Colt McCoy had taken four steps up a staircase at Redskins Park on Tuesday afternoon when he stopped. He had a quarterbacks meeting to attend in seven minutes, and as he saw reporters approaching the bottom of the staircase, he turned to a team spokesman, who cautioned McCoy that he ...

Downtown Bethesda in 20 years? Speak now
Gazette.net / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:00:08 -0500
Planners welcome online comments through Friday

Greater Olney Civic Association seeks members for new committee
Gazette.net / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:16:06 -0500
The Greater Olney Civic Association is seeking members for a new, consolidated committee, the Public Policy and Community Affairs Committee.

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