Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation

The measures, enacted over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, placed the state at the forefront of a national debate over police brutality and officers’ excessive use of force.

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As Nation Speeds to Vaccinate All, Maryland’s Path Shows Challenges Ahead

The state is wrestling with most of the issues and trade-offs that come with such a giant undertaking.

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Maryland’s State Song, a Nod to the Confederacy, Nears Repeal

The lyrics of “Maryland, My Maryland,” long criticized as sympathetic to the Confederacy, refer to Abraham Lincoln as a “despot” and Union soldiers as “Northern scum!”

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Maryland Nears Country’s First Tax on Big Tech’s Ad Revenue

Analysts estimate that the tax would generate up to $250 million for schools in the state in the first year. It would also probably face fierce legal challenges.

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National Guard Provides Covid Vaccine Help in Overwhelmed States

At least 16 states and territories are using the National Guard to give shots, drawing on doctors, nurses, medics and other troops who are skilled in administering injections.

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How a String of Failures Led to the Capitol Siege

Poor planning among a constellation of government agencies and a restive crowd encouraged by President Trump set the stage for the unthinkable.

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If Public Schools Are Closed, Should Private Schools Have to Follow?

A dispute in Maryland over whether prestigious private schools can teach in person during the coronavirus pandemic highlights a national divide.

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A Club of G.O.P. Political Heirs Push Back on Trump

Mitt Romney, Larry Hogan and Liz Cheney — descendants of sometimes rebellious or resolute Republicans of the past — are dissenting voices on a president who has taken over their party.

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Pence Misleadingly Blames Coronavirus Spikes on Rise in Testing

On a private call with governors, the vice president played down new outbreaks, stressing that some states were seeing what he called “intermittent” spikes. Experts have warned it’s not that simple.

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As a Federal Coronavirus Expert Frets, the Capital Moves to Reopen

Like many areas around the country, Washington and its suburbs are embracing positive momentum in data on infections to push ahead.

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Washington, the Nation’s Capital, Moves to Reopen. Washington, the City, Is Not Ready.

As the coronavirus hits the White House, Congress and D.C.’s poorest areas, many across the region are asking the Trump administration to proceed with caution.

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Governors, Facing Pressures on All Sides, Weigh Reopening Their States

In Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere, they face the same question: how and when to restart parts of their economies.

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus and Reopening: Governors Say They Lack Tests as Trump Administration Says Supply Adequate

Democratic and Republican governors bristled at claims from the Trump administration that the supply of tests was adequate to move firmly toward reopening the country.

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My Isolation Breaking Point

I can’t wait for social distancing to end, so I can be alone again.

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Governors Fight Back Against Coronavirus Chaos: ‘It’s Like Being on eBay With 50 Other States’

A chorus of governors from across the political spectrum is challenging the Trump administration’s assertion that the United States is well-stocked to test and care for coronavirus patients.

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