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Van Hollen tapped for leadership role

Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen (D) FILE PHOTOLast week, the Senate Democratic caucus elected Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen (D) to lead the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) during the 2018 midterm election. The DSCC recruits candidates to run for the Senate, contributes money and services to their campaigns, and runs independent…
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Zika vaccine trials begin at Walter Reed

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center began human trials for a Zika vaccine Nov. 7 with more trials set to come at other locations. The National Institutes of Health, the Center for Vaccine Development at Saint Louis University and Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico are partnering with…
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NIH expands partnership to combat Ebola

BETHESDA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a program to expand partnerships between United States and West African universities to combat the Ebola virus and mitigate the next outbreak. The initiative comes from NIH’s Fogerty International Center, which will fund programs to better prepare the region for future…
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NIH pushes forward on nutritional taskforce

BETHESDA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) formed a task force last week to outline the agenda for nutrition research. The Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF) comes from the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) as a means of developing a multidisciplinary integrated approach…
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Welcome to The Jungle!

CALAIS, FRANCE - At first blush, 20-year-old Ali Hussein looks as if he just stepped out of the Montgomery Mall. With his tan canvas shoes, tight-fitting jeans and a draw-string graphic shirt, he smiles as he speaks - a soft, easy cadence that puts listeners at ease. He dreams of…
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Marine's advocate defeats Iran on terrorism

Dan Gaskill, who lost to John McCarthy for prosecutor in the last election, celebrates a larger victory over Iran this week. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER For 16 years, Dan Gaskill has kept photos of his fallen Marine Corps comrades in his office. Though he didn’t serve with them, since 2000…
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Former President Clinton on the stump in Leisure World for Hillary

SILVER SPRING -- Former President Bill Clinton told Leisure World residents Wednesday they should vote for his wife Hillary Clinton in the April 26 Democratic presidential primary because "she is the best change-maker" he has ever known. Clinton also answered a question after his speech about how a would-be Hillary…
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Metro inspectors identify three damaged stations

Commuters return to Bethesda Metro after system-wide shutdown on Wedneday, Mar. 16. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER WASHINGTON — Inspections during the 29-hour shutdown of Metro uncovered three stations that should not have been operating, according to the head of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld…
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Congressional Candidates Support National Shield Law

ROCKVILLE -- All nine candidates running in the 8th congressional district said they would support and sponsor a national shield law to protect journalists and their sources if they are elected to Congress. During a debate hosted by the Montgomery County Sentinel Saturday at the Executive Office Building, state Sen.…
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