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FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of Virginia’s pro-gun rally

- Associated Press

FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital.

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 In this Sept. 16, 2019 file photo Flavored vaping solutions are shown in a window display at a vape and smoke shop in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)  **FILE**

D.C. Council hears concerns over e-cigarette access

- The Washington Times

D.C. lawmakers held a public hearing Thursday on legislation that would require a prescription to purchase of any electronic smoking device or liquid, and would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and the sale of vaping devices within a quarter mile of middle or high school.

In this Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Police block off Penn Street at Lombard after a shooting at the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The hospital went on lockdown Monday after a 24-year-old employee was critically wounded by a gunman near an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Baltimore could wrap up 2019 with its highest per-capita homicide rate on record as killings of adults and minors alike for drugs, retribution, money or no clear reason continue to add up and city officials appear unable to stop the violence. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Nonstop violence as Baltimore nears record homicide rate

- Associated Press

Baltimore could wrap up 2019 with its highest per-capita homicide rate on record as killings of adults and minors alike for drugs, retribution, money or no clear reason continue to add up and city officials appear unable to stop the violence.

Michael Harris charges his electronic devices at the Northwest One Neighborhood Library. The 58-year-old man, who has been homeless for nearly two decades, has finally secured a voucher for housing and now has plans to become a homeless advocate. He also wants to restart his construction business and reconnect with his family. (Sophie Kaplan/The Washington Times)

Formerly homeless, D.C. man to become community advocate

- The Washington Times

Michael Harris has many dreams to pursue in the new decade -- restart his construction business, reconnect with his five kids, launch an inspirational Youtube channel -- and it all soon may become a reality because he has secured a housing voucher.

This 1860-75 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows Harriet Tubman. (Harvey B. Lindsley/Library of Congress via AP) **FILE**

Christmas and Harriet Tubman

- The Washington Times

So, on Christmas Eve 1854, she again trekked from Philadelphia, where she was safe -- relatively speaking, of course -- to Maryland, where her parents and three brothers were enslaved. Her brothers knew she was on her way, because she had sent word via the agents and conductors of the Underground Railroad.