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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Oprah Picks ‘American Dirt’ By Gaithersburg High Grad For Book Club

It looks like Oprah and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman have similar taste in books. Oprah Winfrey announced Tuesday morning that she’s selected “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins — an alumna of Gaithersburg High School — for Oprah’s Book Club. “American Dirt” follows the story of Mexican migrant who flees her home with her son from a […]

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January 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Joins Relief Chefs in Puerto Rico After Earthquake

Chef José Andrés of Bethesda has once again activated his team of relief chefs at World Central Kitchen to respond to the aftermath of the earthquake in Puerto Rico. Andrés developed World Central Kitchen as a nonprofit that offers free meals to areas struck by natural disasters. World Central Kitchen has sent relief chefs to […]

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April 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

B-CC High School Seniors Start National Conversation About Masculinity

The Bethesda Chevy Chase female students who were “rated” by their male classmates have started a national conversation about toxic masculinity. Last week, The Washington Post published a profile about the student leaders who are speaking out about how they were affected by the list, which rated 18 girls in B-CC’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. […]

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November 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MCPD Chief Talks to CBS About How Hard It Is to Predict Active Shooters

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger was featured on CBS News recently talking about law enforcement’s efforts to identify potential active shooters. “We’ve yet to find this checklist of red flags or indicators that is really detailed enough and sophisticated enough for us to say we need to worry about this individual because he meets […]

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September 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

Schieffer to Host MoCo Vietnam Veterans Salute on Oct. 24th

Bob Schieffer, who recently retired as host of  CBS’s Face the Nation, has agreed to be the host and guest speaker on Saturday, Oct. 24, as Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War. The event will take place at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, starting […]

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October 20, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Behind the Scenes with Nancy Cordes

TV is always looking for that miraculous combination: girl next door appeal, trap mind, and the spark of something more in their news correspondent’s eyes. Lucky for CBS, Nancy Cordes fits the bill. I met with Nancy last night at her studio in Washington, D.C. She has timeless grace, an easy way of making you […]

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