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35 years ago the Senate held hearings on rock lyrics. It was a First Amendment showdown for the ages.

Tipper Gore testifies at the Senate hearings on rock lyrics on September 19, 1985. C-Span It's become known as the "PMRC Senate hearing," or the "Tipper Gore-Frank Zappa hearing," or the "rock-porn hearing." It was September 19, 1985, smack dab in the middle of the Reagan era. Moral panics were the order of the day. Sen. Al Gore's wife, Tipper, was upset that a Prince album she bought for her daughter had risque lyrics. She literally made a federal case out of it. As politicians and their ...
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COVID and the flu could create a perfect storm of American sickness. We need to be ready.

Cleft Roderiguez, Jr, 3, gets his flu shot flu shot at the Whittier St. Health Center in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 12, 2013. Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images There have been nearly 200,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the US. Because of distancing and quarantines, it's going to be more difficult for people to get flu vaccines. The combination of both viruses could lead to terrible results. Beth R. Smolko, DMSc, PA-C, is the founding program director and current department chair ...
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Trump’s National Garden of American Heroes in MY Neighborhood?

Let me introduce a national park you’ve never heard of – the Greenbelt National Park, 1,200 acres of woods, trails and campsites just 10 miles outside of DC. It’s even near a subway station, so no wonder it’s popular with visitors to the area, domestic and international. City residents sometimes camp here, too, enjoying an easy get-away in nature. Its 174 campsites cost just $20 a night. Here’s a nice video about the park. The park is less than a mile from my house, so I’ve visite...
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Petitions of the week: A pair of cases on Trump and the emoluments clauses

This week we highlight two new cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to decide whether business competitors of the Trump International Hotel have the right to sue the president under the Constitution’s emoluments clauses. Trump v. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Trump v. District of Columbia involve challenges to President Donald Trump’s ownership interest through the Trump Organization in various properties and restaurants in New York and Washington, including the T...
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Climate change may prompt a new mass American migration, a move that could leave behind vulnerable groups and widen the wealth gap across the country

A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Noah Berger/AP As fires, heat, and storms ravage the nation, Americans and policymakers are forced to confront the realities of climate change in their own backyards.  Experts predict the surge in natural disasters will prompt a global migration to wealthier cities, a move that will likely widen the wealth gap and lead to rapid urbanization.  His...
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A Maryland couple bought a 120-year-old church for $320,000 and now live in it with their 3 kids — here's a look at how they turned it into a home

Gunther and Anastasiia in front of their home. Courtesy of All Saints House Anastasiia and her husband, Gunther, purchased a nearly 120-year-old church in Maryland for $320,000 in 2017. The couple changed its name from All Saints' Church to All Saints House and now live there with their 3 children. Anastasiia told Business Insider that the couple has spent the past few years restoring it. When they moved into the church in June 2017, they started a slew of restoration projects. Even during...
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Is Your State Ready For The Pandemic Election? A Look At CO, MN, WV, LA, MD

Our journey through America’s varying levels of pandemic-voting preparedness continues this week with looks at Colorado, Minnesota, West Virginia, Louisiana and Maryland. Every week, we’re looking at what states have done — or not done — to make voting easier during the coronavirus outbreak, where the fights over those moves have been the most contentious, and which states feature the kind of competitive races that could make things extra messy and volatile come November. Here’s this week’s inst...
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1 million+ Californians top list of missed COVID payments

If you're hoping for a second COVID-19 stimulus check, it's looking like you're going to have to wait until after the November election for Congress to act. However, there is better financial pandemic payment news for millions of folks who didn't get the first coronavirus economic impact payment (EIP). Non-filers left out of first payments: Nearly 9 million individuals missed out on the first payment, notes the Internal Revenue Service, because they didn't file a tax return for the 2018 or 20...
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A former model has accused Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in his private box at the 1997 US Open

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on July 15. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images A former model has accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her inside his private box at the US Open tennis tournament in 1997. Amy Dorris told The Guardian that Trump grabbed her after she left a bathroom, touched her, stuck his tongue down her throat, and gripped her so she could not escape. Lawyers for Trump strongly contested the claim and suggested ...
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America's infrastructure has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Investing in it could help the economy recover faster.

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti talked about the push to make the city carbon-neutral in the coming years. Mario Tama/Getty Images The United for Infrastructure 2020 virtual, weeklong event is taking place September 14-21. Panelists, including government officials and advocacy leaders, discussed how COVID-19 has re-emphasized the importance of investing in proper infrastructure in America. More people are working from home, making access to broa...
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Charles Town WV to Carlisle PA through Maryland and the Michaux State Forest

I really like Harpers Ferry. Geographically scenically geologically infrastructurally it has it all. The two defining rivers of the region come together sweep through the mountains and flow East in a wide swathe of swirls and ripples. The Shenandoah c
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J. Pierce Shields Joins FPC as its National Director of Advancement

The Government Cannot Protect You! You Must Protect Yourself! U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced today that Mr. J. Pierce Shields has joined the FPC Team as its National Director of Advancement. In that role, Shields will lead the organization’s new Office of Advancement, established to support and grow the organization’s liberty and freedom-focused programs, which include litigation, research, policy, grassroots, education, outreach, and others. Shields holds ...
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Volunteer During the Pandemic

How can you become involved as a volunteer in disaster response? Provide bio kits and gloves to your police, fire fighters, EMTs, nurses, etc. and others who are carrying the burden for the rest of us. If you can provide them them supplies, they can spend more time helping people and less time on the Internet trying to locate supplies. If you don’t have access to those, smile at them, maybe buy them a cup of coffee and thank them for their sacrifice. I donated bio kits a...
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Federal judge says Chad Wolf 'likely' not legitimate DHS secretary, suspends new asylum policies

A federal judge in Maryland ruled Friday that because the courts will likely agree that acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is serving in his position unlawfully, new asylum restrictions he enacted are "also 'in excess of ... authority,' and not 'in accordance with the law,'" CNN reported Monday night. The judge, Paula Xinis, suspended those restrictions on asylum seekers for two plaintiffs she found demonstrated standing in the case, Casa de Maryland Inc. (CASA) and Asy...
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Judge rules Chad Wolf likely unlawfully serving as Homeland Security secretary and temporarily blocks some asylum restrictions

A Maryland judge on Friday ruled that Chad Wolf is likely unlawfully serving as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and temporarily barred the Trump administration from enforcing new asylum restrictions on members of two immigration advocacy groups, according to court documents.
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Judge rules Chad Wolf likely unlawfully serving as homeland security secretary

A Maryland judge on Friday ruled that Chad Wolf is likely unlawfully serving as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Securityand temporarily barred the Trump administration from enforcing new asylum restrictions on members of two immigration advocacy groups, according to court documents.
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United States: Maryland Drifts Into Daubert - Reed Smith

That's how Maryland's highest court chose to characterize its gradual move from Frye to Daubert – a drifting process.
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Secretive Pentagon research program seeking to replace human hackers with AI

The Joint Operations Center inside Fort Meade in Maryland is a cathedral to cyber warfare. Part of a 380,000-square-foot, $520 million complex opened in 2018, the office is the nerve center for both the U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency as they do cyber battle.
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Maez301 – “HASAAN” (Album Review)

This is the sophomore album from Maryland‘s very own Maez301. Setting his foot in the industry a few years ago with his debut mixtape Nowhere , the project eventually caught the attention of Ervin Pope & Jerome Taylor. Both of whom helped Maez sign with Strange Music in 2018 & just last fall, they put his self-titled debut showcasing versatility. And as the 1 year anniversary of that album approaches in a couple months, Maez & Ervin are back at it again with Hasaan. The album kicks off wi...
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Hundreds Protest Racist Graffiti At Kent State University

Hundreds of people protested at Kent State University Thursday over repeated incidents of racist graffiti on campus. At issue is The Rock, a large boulder that has frequently been painted with messages from student groups for almost 50 years. But over the past two weeks, it has repeatedly been painted with racist messaging . Kent State is considering several ideas to prevent The Rock from being defaced. Stephanie Bumbarger, a freshman from Stow, was part of the protest. “They say they’re going t...
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Petitions of the week: Capital punishment, sex discrimination, Trump’s Twitter and more

This week we highlight recent cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on an obsolete sentencing practice for the death penalty, the extent of Title IX’s protections against sex discrimination, and President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter. In McMillan v. Alabama, an inmate on death row wants the court to review the constitutionality of his death sentence, which was imposed by a judge after the jury voted 8-4 for life imprisonment. A judicial override procedure for death sentences was...
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US bank repossessions reach new low while foreclosure rates tick up

U.S. bank repossessions dropped by 6 percent in August to a total of 2,035 properties foreclosed on by lenders while foreclosure filings rose by 11 percent.
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Jason Reynolds reveals a secret to writing for young people ahead of Orange County Children’s Book Festival

Jason Reynolds says he grew up without books, so he never felt like he was missing out on reading. After all, how can you miss something you never knew? “It was absent from life in a way that didn’t seem to leave any kind of holes, because you don’t know what kind of hole it’s leaving — because you never had it, right?” says Reynolds, who today is a critically acclaimed poet, author of award-winning YA and middle-grade books and current Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s ...
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United for Infrastructure 2020, formerly known as Infrastructure Week, starts as a virtual event on September 14, with speakers addressing how the US can #RebuildBetter

Samantha Lee/Business Insider The 2019 Infrastructure Week event included speakers Frank Scott, mayor of Little Rock, AK, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, Anthony Fox, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and Gregory Kelly, CEO of WSP USA United for Infrastructure United for Infrastructure 2020 (formerly known as Infrastructure Week) will take place virtually this year September 14-21. The theme of this year's event is #RebuildBetter. Speake...
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United States: Maryland Enters Stage Three Of The "Maryland Strong: Road To Recovery" Plan - Littler Mendelson

Maryland Governor Hogan moved the state into Stage Three of its reopening plan on September 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in Order 20-09-01-01.
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Senators push for end of forced deferral of federal employee payroll tax

Representatives also introduce legislation to overturn executive payroll action, which also affects members of the military. Internal Revenue Service workers are among the federal employees who will see their upcoming paychecks reflect Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral order. Some lawmakers say workers should get to make the final decision on their withholding. (Photo by David Boeke via Flickr) Maryland and Virginia, the two states that border the District of Columbia, are home to hu...
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Here's how Under Armour went from a new hotshot sportswear brand taking on Nike to having a wholly uncertain future

The Under Armour logo in a New York City store. Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider Under Armour has fallen into a bit of a rut.The company, which has taken a hit to sales amid the pandemic, said Tuesday that it will lay off 600 people, according to a memo from CEO Patrik Frisk obtained by Business Insider.The companhy confirmed it was under federal investigation over its accounting practices in November.On October 22, the company's founder, Kevin Plank, announced he would be stepping down from ...
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7 Thrilling And Chilling Horror Novels Based On True Stories 

This original essay by Andrew  Pyper  coincides with the release of his new boo k, The Residence,  published by Simon & Schuster  (a  ViacomCBS  company) .   History is made up of facts, but there’s invariably also gaps in its narrative. Even the most well-documented events leave questions behind. When a horror novelist takes on a re-telling of historical events, these spaces can be filled with unsettling subtexts, paranormal intrusions and twisted psychological motivations. The challe...
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Xometry raises $75M Series E to expand custom manufacturing marketplace

When companies need to find manufacturers to build custom parts, it’s not always an easy process, especially during a pandemic. Xometry, a 7-year old startup based in Maryland has built an online marketplace where companies can find manufacturers across the world with excess capacity to build whatever they need. Today, the company announced a $75 million Series E investment to keep expanding the platform. T. Rowe Price Associates led the investment with participation from new firms Durable Capit...
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Basements turned into "secret fantasy worlds"

We covered Jason Shron's basement recreation of a VIA traincar almost 10 years ago, but his effort—staggeringly completist thought it is—is now just one among many examples of "secret fantasy worlds" built in the basements of otherwise unassuming homes. The Guardian's Amelia Tait takes a trip through some of the most amazing, starting with his. Shron's train and the Maryland town aren't anomalies either. In December 2019, an American man made headlines for transforming his basement into a rep...
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