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Don Amos and his wife Beth of Leesburg, Va. eat dinner with his gun at The Cajun Experience during Second Amendment Wednesdays where patrons are allowed to open carry their guns, Leesburg, Va., Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Lawmakers grudgingly draft bill to authorize concealed carry of guns in D.C.

- The Washington Times

People who have a “good reason” to feel threatened — for example, stalking victims — would be able to seek a concealed carry permit for a legally owned handgun under a new D.C. law proposed Thursday. But those with generalized fears, such as apprehension about living in a neighborhood with high crime, would not be considered eligible for such a permit, officials say.

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In this May 19, 2005, file photo, construction workers work on part of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File) ** FILE **

Judge to hear objections to Hopkins settlement

- Associated Press

A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

This handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows the original missing person/suspicious circumstances bulletin for the 1975 disappearance of two young sisters in Maryland, Sheila Lyon and Katherine Lyon, who never returned home from a shopping mall. Police in Maryland say a convicted sex offender currently imprisoned in Delaware has emerged as a person of interest in the disappearance of the two young sisters.  (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)

Search for Maryland sisters missing since 1975 resumes

- Associated Press

Investigators from two states were searching an area near Lynchburg, Virginia, for the remains of two young sisters from Maryland who were abducted in 1975, police said late Tuesday.

This April 8, 2014 photo shows a general view of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.  The results of nearly $8 million in renovations, and a window back to the 18th century, will be on view with the reopening of the Old Senate Chamber, the old Senate Committee Room and the stairwell room. The changes will include touch-screen interactive guides, a bronze sculpture of Washington and a portrait gallery. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Md. reaching out for health care re-enrollment

- Associated Press

State officials plan to contact tens of thousands of Maryland residents who need to re-enroll in health insurance plans under the federal health care law as the state transitions to a revamped system, replacing its flawed website for the next open enrollment period that starts in November.