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4 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

US: Halt Expansion of Immigrant Family Detention

Detaining immigrant families is unnecessary and cruel. Instead of funding additional detention beds, Congress should be adding immigration judges and improving access to legal counsel to make the asylum process fairer and more efficient.

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Related Topix: US News, Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, US Politics, Barack Obama, Artesia, NM, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Record

Watermen say mislabeling harms local crab business

Imported crab meat labeled as a Chesapeake Bay product will not fool local seafood connoisseurs who have grown up eating Maryland crab cakes and picking blue crab meat.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

SFGate

Lawmakers try to seal $225 million aid package for Israel

In this Jan. 14, 2013, file photo House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Strategic Defense Initiative, Lindsey Graham

Politico

House border bill light on judges

While imposing tough new deportation rules on children fleeing Central America, the border crisis bill unveiled by House Republicans on Tuesday stands out most for the lack of new money provided to hire more immigration judges and to help the unaccompanied minors get legal representation.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

The Washington Post

4List narrows for future FBI headquarters: Greenbelt, Landover or Springfield

A look at the sites that did and did not make the shortlist for what could be the biggest local real estate project in a generation.

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Related Topix: Greenbelt, MD, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Representative Donna Edwards, US Senate, Business News

Forward

Jewish Groups Get 94% of Homeland Security Grants

The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Richard Shelby, Mary Landrieu, Nita Lowey, US House of Representatives

The Hill

2014 pressure builds on Dems

The Senate is racing to approve three must-pass bills this week and avoid falling even further behind its schedule at a time when voters are angry about gridlock in Washington.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Seafood label fraud hurts local fishing, politicians say

Crab fraud occurs when companies catch crab in other parts of the world, repackage it and label it as being from the United States.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, Virginia, Virginia Government

Sun Jul 27, 2014

National Journal

Many Hurdles in the Race to Recess

Congress will try to deal with the border crisis, VA reform, and a host of other issues before adjourning for the summer on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, John Boehner, Jeff Miller

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS Local

Feds Pushing To Crack Down On Foreign Seafood Labeled 'U.S. Product'

MANCHESTER, Md. - Food fraud. Seafood bought right here in Maryland, turning out to be from 100,000 miles away.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Manchester, MD, Carroll County, MD

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Virginia politics: A call to end misleading labels on crabmeat

There's a chance that the American crabmeat making your mouth water is American only by virtue of being repackaged in a plant in the United States, and that's something that lawmakers from around the Chesapeake Bay want to stop.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tim Kaine, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Food, Seafood, Marketing, Barack Obama

Washington Examiner

Democratic reversal on 2008 law playing role in border bill breakdown

House Republicans Friday were mulling a border supplemental spending bill that would give President Obama only a fraction of his $3.7 billion request, but a looming fight over a 2008 deportation law now threatens to derail any deal at all.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate

Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Journal

What Patty Murray's HELP Committee Would Look Like

Sen. Patty Murray , shown here with Rep. Paul Ryan, is well-positioned to take the top Democratic spot on the Senate HELP Committee if she wants it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Tom Harkin, Healthcare Law, Law

CBS Local

Hundreds In Baltimore Rally To Show Solidarity With Those In Gaza

BALTIMORE - The conflict in Gaza continues to spark intense passions and concerns across the United States, including right here in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Senator Ben Cardin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Israel, World News, Middle East

Politico

Path to child migrant compromise?

With August looming and Congress deadlocked, the 24-page supplemental spending bill filed Wednesday evening in the Senate may be most important for the structure it provides on how to deal with the child migrant crisis at the border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Jeff Flake, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

5NEWSonline.com

House Republicans Unveil Plan To Tackle Border Crisis

A group of House Republicans tasked with finding a solution to the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border is calling for the deployment of National Guard troops expedited deportations of Central American children.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, John Boehner, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Boehner Calls on Obama to Back Change in Deportation Law

House Speaker John Boehner asked President Barack Obama to reiterate his prior support for changing a child-deportation law as he sought backing from his members for a plan to address an influx of migrants at the U.S.- Mexico border.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, US Senate, George Bush

Examiner.com

MD already housing hundreds of illegal immigrant kids and now eyeing Timonium

The Baltimore Sun reported last week that Catholic Charities Maryland is seeking a federal grant of about $2 million from Health & Human Services to house Unaccompanied Alien Children at St. Vincent's Villa, 2600 Pot Spring Road in Timonium.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Dutch Ruppersberger, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, Maryland

National Public Radio

To Cope With Immigration Influx, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, with incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks with reporters on Wednesday about House Republican plans to deal with the border crisis.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Kay Granger, Representative Mo Brooks, US Senate, Democrat

WUSA-TV Washington

MD Marine Corporal awarded Congressional Gold Medal

MD Marine Corporal awarded Congressional Gold Medal A Mayland Marine has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Military, US Marine Corps, Prince Frederick, MD, Frederick, MD

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