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Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia issue stay-at-home orders to fight coronavirus

"We are no longer asking ... we are directing," Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland said. Virginia and D.C. soon followed suit.
Gunther and Anastasiia.

A Maryland couple bought a 120-year-old church for $320,000 and now live in it with their 3 kids — here’s a look at how they turned it int...

They have a belfy with an old church bell and a skylight the size of a wall. There's also an old cemetery, but it's "not as spooky as you'd think."
File photo of a priest.

A priest in Maryland is offering drive-thru confession amid the novel coronavirus outbreak

Father Scott Holmer, of St. Edward the Confessor, a Catholic Church in Bowie, Maryland, sits in a chair while people drive up to give confession.
Mayor Jack Young attends the RFP award announcement for the Harlem and Edmondson redevelopment on April 30, 2019 in Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore’s mayor urges residents to stop shooting each other because hospitals need beds for coronavirus patients

"We cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we're going to need those beds," the mayor said.
An empty classroom.

A Maryland school district apologized after a ‘clearly visible’ Nazi flag in a school window ’caused hurt’ in the community

The flag horrified some members of the school's community, while others saw it as a teaching tool, not a declaration of anti-Semitism.
A women attends the second edition of the Miss Nappy contest, on November 16, 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The main feature of the contest is to promote African natural hair.

A Maryland county is the first in the US to ban hairstyle discrimination at the local level

To combat racist policies that prohibit Black people from wearing natural hairstyles, city council members passed the CROWN Act.

A white supremacist Coast Guard officer who stockpiled weapons and crafted a hit list of journalists and officials was sentenced to 13 years in prison...

Hasson, of Silver Spring, Maryland, has been detained since his arrest last February. He intended to carry out a "massive" terrorist attack.
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A Maryland gas station became the first EV charging station in the US that converted from selling oil — here’s how it’s doing

The gas station received a grant of $786,000 from the Maryland Energy Administration and the Electric Vehicle Institute for the project.

Ex-Maryland police officer has been charged with raping and attempting to transmit HIV to a woman he pulled over

A Maryland Grand Jury has indicted former police officer Martique Vanderpool on charges that he raped and attempted to expose a woman with HIV.
First Lady Melania Trump speaks at a youth summit on opioid awareness at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 26, 2019.

Middle and high schoolers booed Melania Trump for 30 seconds at an opioid-awareness event in Baltimore

The booing lasted for about 30 seconds as first lady Melania Trump was introduced at the Baltimore Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness.