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Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Counsel: Court 'Likely' Would Rule School Order Overreached

Counsel: Court 'Likely' Would Rule School Order Overreached

A Maryland court “likely” would find Gov. Larry Hogan exceeded his authority by using an executive order to require public schools to start after Labor Day, chief counsel to the Maryland attorney general... Read »

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 2:44 PM

Former Gray Aide Sentenced to 3 Years Supervised Release

Former Gray Aide Sentenced to 3 Years Supervised Release

A former campaign aide to former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was sentenced to one day in jail and 36 months of supervised release Friday for her role in the shadow campaign surrounding Gray’s 2010 run for mayor. Read »

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:23 AM

Maryland Governor Says He Remains Cancer-Free

Maryland Governor Says He Remains Cancer-Free

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday he remains cancer-free, with one more treatment scheduled before he hopes to have the disease behind him. Read »

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:22 AM
Congress Considers Family Friendly Bathrooms in Federal Buildings

Congress Considers Family Friendly Bathrooms in Federal Buildings

A key U.S. House committee approved changes to make federal buildings more family friendly. Scott MacFarlane reports. Watch »

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 at 5:22 AM
DC Police Chief Talks About Her Decision to Leave the Force

DC Police Chief Talks About Her Decision to Leave the Force

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier will leave her post in just about two weeks for a new job as head of security for the NFL. News4's Doreen Gentzler spoke with Chief Lanier about the move. Watch »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Virginia Launches Online Portal to Help ITT Tech Students

Virginia Launches Online Portal to Help ITT Tech Students

Virginia has created a new online portal to help students affected by the closure of the for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute. Read »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 6:45 AM

Hogan to Host Daughter's Wedding at Governor's Mansion

Hogan to Host Daughter's Wedding at Governor's Mansion

Gov. Larry Hogan's daughter is getting married at the governor's mansion this weekend, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Sherwood's Notebook: Now 'Mouth-Off' Politics

Sherwood's Notebook: Now 'Mouth-Off' Politics

There was a fierce exchange this past week about the state of our city's policing, judicial court system and politics. And we have not heard the last of it. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 at 9:22 AM

Kaine Downplays Presidential Readiness Amid Clinton Illness

Kaine Downplays Presidential Readiness Amid Clinton Illness

Tim Kaine's role as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate means he'd be one heartbeat away from the presidency. Clinton's health scare, complete with a widely-viewed video of her stumbling and... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Jaffe: Gun-Toting Criminals Slip Through Broken System

Jaffe: Gun-Toting Criminals Slip Through Broken System

Cathy Lanier tossed a bitter bouquet last week on her last days as D.C. police chief when she said our criminal justice system is "beyond broken." I agree. Take the case of Romeo Hayes. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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