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In this June 9, 2016, file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other avenues for change. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

- Associated Press

Under the beating summer sun, retired steelworker Arthur B. Johnson Jr. stood outside the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, clutching the fraying wooden handle of a homemade sign.

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Maryland withdraws proposal to ban letters to inmates

- Associated Press

Maryland prison officials on Wednesday withdrew proposed regulations to impose the nation’s first total ban on letters to inmates at state facilities, except for official legal correspondence and postcards. The regulations were proposed to block inmate access to Suboxone, an addictive drug sold in thin strips that are easily concealed inside envelopes.

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Comedian Bill Maher told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that America would resemble the horror movie "The Purge" without cops. (YouTube, Universal Studios, "The Purge" trailer)

(Wo)man your flank against 'The Purge'

- The Washington Times

Bill Maher usually cracks me up. This week, though, when the host of "Real Time" told the host of "Hardball" that, without police, America "would look like that movie 'The Purge,'" my brows furrowed for so long I thought perhaps Mr. Maher was losing his edginess.

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Virginia teen quickly doubles goal to donate baby supplies to single D.C. mothers

- The Washington Times

Many seventh-graders are content to play sports, hang out with friends and do some homework -- maybe. But 13-year-old Hannah Weigand, who attends Lorien Wood School in Vienna, Virginia, did more texting and scoring soccer goals this year. She planned and executed a drive to help single mothers in the District by collecting, stocking and delivering dozens of diaper bags to the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center.

An American flag hangs at the front entrance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Washington, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The White House may be occupied by President Barack Obama and his family for another few months, but other residents are already enjoying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, a new 77-unit apartment building that's four miles from its more famous neighbor and on the same street. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

DC's other 1600 Pennsylvania is source of humor, headaches

- Associated Press

Presidential candidates work for years to move in to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. For 24-year-old Nicole Berns, moving in was much easier, requiring filling out a three-page form and paying $500 in fees.

Tracey Anderson, 26, restocks X-Box sets on opening day of a new Wal-Mart on Georgia Avenue in northwest D.C. on Dec. 4, 2013. (Associated Press) **FILE**

D.C. Council sidesteps work-schedule bill

- The Washington Times

The D.C. Council has once again punted a controversial bill that would direct large retailers and restaurants in the city to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance so they can better plan for personal matters and other jobs.