Congress Wednesday night approved a bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling into early next year, a measure that will send tens of thousands of federal employees in Maryland back to work.
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A fast-moving fire that started in a custard shop raged through several blocks of boardwalk and businesses on Thursday in Seaside Park, New Jersey, a shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
From David Cassidy to Lindsay Lohan, this wasn’t the closeup they were hoping for …
Part of the three-day Sonkajarvi Festival in Helsinki, Finland, this whimsical annual event resembles a 250-yard steeplechase, in which the “wife” rides upside down on the runner’s back with her legs slung over his shoulders for maximum speed. Women must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 108 pounds. Not hitched? Don’t worry you don’t need to be actually married to compete.
See photos from reenactments of the Battle of Gettysburg through the years.
Thousands of revelers packed the streets of Mount Vernon Saturday for Baltimore’s annual gay pride celebration. A parade kicked off the festivities with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake serving as grand marshal.
Protesters at Fort Meade Saturday marched in support of Bradley Manning, the former Potomac resident and Montgomery College student who has acknowledged giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.