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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan was a former general assignment reporter at The Washington Times.

Articles by Dan Boylan

Voters arrive to cast their ballots during the Alabama Primary election at Huntingdon College, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

‘Brain drain’ from poor states widens political divide

The clustering of America's most highly educated people in economically dynamic regions has created a "brain drain" from poorer states that is fueling cultural divisions, according to a congressional study exploring data as far back as 1940. Published May 12, 2019

In this June 8, 2018, file photo, then-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday, May 2, 2019, amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) ** FILE **

Catherine Pugh, Baltimore mayor, resigns from office

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday, one week after federal agents had raided her homes and offices in an investigation of hundreds of thousands of dollars she made from sales of her self-published children's health book to a hospital network on whose board she served and to contractors seeking to do business with the city. Published May 2, 2019

Safety advocates say Wednesday's passing of the Florida Senate's bill to establish insurance guidelines for on-demand ride companies that use self-driving cars is another step toward the state becoming a dangerous "testing ground." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Safety advocates slow Florida’s rush for driverless cars

A unanimous Florida Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to pave the way for companies like Uber and Lyft to deploy fleets of driverless vehicles. But safety advocates say the Sunshine State's rush to regulate self-driving cars is adding to a nationwide patchwork of conflicting rules amid an absence of federal guidelines. Published May 1, 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service agents enter City Hall in Baltimore, MD., on Thursday, April 25, 2019. FBI, IRS launched raids connected to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. (Ian Duncan/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Catherine Pugh missing as FBI, IRS raid Baltimore office, home

Thursday was a red-letter day for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. Federal agents raided her homes and offices, Maryland's governor called for her resignation "for the good of the city" and speculation swirled about her whereabouts, as she presumably is still recovering from a bout of pneumonia. Published April 25, 2019

More than 30 homes were damaged when a tornado flattened part of Franklin, Texas. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Violent storms sweeps through Midwest, mid-Atlantic

Destructive storms that spawned more than a dozen tornadoes across the South and killed at least eight people swept through parts of the Midwest and the mid-Atlantic on Monday. Published April 15, 2019

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey arrives at Arizona Capitol in a moving van prior to signing into law HB 2569 making Arizona the first state in the nation to provide universal recognition for occupational licenses Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) **FILE**

Arizona now recognizes out-of-state occupational licenses

Arizona has become the first in the country to recognize occupational licenses from other states, ending a redundant recertification process that labor analysts have critiqued as a drag on lower-income workers and local economies. Published April 14, 2019

This photo taken May 20, 2014 shows the new "Capital Wheel" at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. With a massive new Ferris wheel overlooking the nation’s capital, a children’s museum, a village of restaurants and hotels and a major casino resort on the horizon, National Harbor in Maryland has quickly become a travel alternative to the marble monuments and museums of nearby Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) **FILE**

National Harbor van attack plot suspect to remain in jail until trial

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Germantown man who authorities say stole a U-Haul rental van and planned to plow it into pedestrians at a D.C.-area tourist destination in an Islamic State-inspired attack will remain in jail until his trial. Published April 9, 2019

Evacuees wade down a flooded section of Interstate 610 as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Houston. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into Houston Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HUD red tape snags $35 billion in disaster relief, GAO says

Red tape at the Department of Housing and Urban Development has prevented $35 billion in disaster relief from being delivered to states and territories hit by hurricanes in 2017, the Government Accountability Office says. Published April 3, 2019

Sign advertising free measles vaccines and information about measles are displayed at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a local state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Measles outbreak at record levels by unvaccinated children

U.S. health officials reported Monday that more people have contracted measles in the first three months of this year than they did in all of last year -- a viral outbreak driven by unvaccinated children in various areas of the country two decades after the illness was declared eliminated. Published April 1, 2019