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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Navarro Release Statements on Mosque Shooting in New Zealand

Elrich and Navarro both released statements about the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand on Friday. The attacks left dozens of people dead. Council President Nancy Navarro said in a statement that the council stands with the people of New Zealand and is committed to helping Montgomery County’s Muslim community practice their faith. […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Stoddard: Manchester Concert Bombing Could Have Lessons for U.S.

The bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester brought home a central lesson about security that reaches across the Atlantic to Montgomery County: “We can build concentric circles around our soft targets, our airports … and at some point, the security barriers end.” Those are the words of Dr. Earl Stoddard, ‎director of the […]

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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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December 5, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Maryland Police Reminder: “See Something, Say Something”

Although there is no known threat to Maryland, state officials are reminding residents that they have an important role  in helping to keep our state safe by reporting to police suspicious situations or circumstances that could be related to crime or possible acts of terrorism. “Maryland law enforcement agencies need the active involvement of citizens […]

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April 17, 2013 | Diana Belchase

Boston: Be Not Afraid

  Boston. The city’s name used to conjure up such happy images.  Following the 1776 patriotic trail as a child.  An extended weekend as teenager with my mother – buying craft stamps at Faneuil Hall that are still in the original plastic packaging, too precious in memory for me to ever use.  Strolling the cobbled […]

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