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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Trump Executive Order Gives Federal Employees Day Off on Christmas Eve

President Donald Trump signed an executive order excusing federal government employees from work on Christmas Eve. However, executive departments still have the authority to determine if certain agencies should remain open for national security and defense purposes. The order states, “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees […]

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January 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Slavin Ends His 61-Year Membership at the Woodmont Country Club (VIDEO)

Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin, a lifelong member of the Woodmont Country Club, has ended his 61-year membership at the club following a controversy about if President Obama should be invited to join the club. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Slavin sent an open letter to the club’s general manager with news of his decision […]

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December 21, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New YMCA Program Inspiring Futures for Young Males of Color (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Two years ago, County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council accepted President Obama’s challenge to help close opportunity gaps for young men of color. Nearly $20,000 is now being spent to help black and Latino youth through a new mentoring program operated by the YMCA’s Youth & Family Services Branch. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong met […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of John Glenn

Flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of John Glenn, who died on Dec. 8th. .@POTUS: As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I direct the flag be flown at half-staff at US embassieshttps://t.co/7IE5XDLWco — Department of State (@StateDept) December 9, 2016 Breaking News: John Glenn has died at […]

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September 22, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

NMAAHC: What You Need to Know About Weekend Celebration

The grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) will be a jam-packed celebration that tens of thousands of people are expected to attend this weekend. A free, three-day festival kicks off at noon Friday with “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration” on the Washington Monument grounds along Constitution Avenue between […]

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July 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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President Obama Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Baton Rouge Police Officers

President Barack Obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from now until sunset on July 22nd. The president’s action is in honor of the victims of the attacks on police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag has been lowered to half-staff as well as no […]

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

President Obama on Mass Shooting in Orlando: “We Will Not Give into Fear” (VIDEO)

President Obama delivered a statement on the mass shootings that occurred in Orlando, Florida on June 12. “This was an act of terror and an act of hate,” said President Obama. “We will not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we will stand united, as Americans, to protect our people, and […]

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered flags to fly at half staff, from now thru sunset on June 16, in honor of the victims lost in the Orlando, Florida tragedy on June 12. Governor Hogan also released a statement: “The First Lady and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence this morning at a […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New Citizens Are Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

A Naturalization Ceremony was held on June 1 at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 new citizens were welcomed from 27 different countries. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Countries represented, included: Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, […]

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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senator Barbara Mikulski Meets with Chief Judge Merrick Garland (PHOTOS)

U.S.Senator Barbara Mikukski met with President Obama’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Judge Merrick Garland on May 11th. See photos, below: PHOTOS |Submitted

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