Headlines from HJM: February 19, 2020

Black women, men praise Md. bill on hairstyle bias, cite personal accounts

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Legislation to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyle drew strong support Tuesday from black women and men – including the bill’s Senate sponsor — who recounted having endured or having seen family members experience the trauma of having to straighten their naturally curly locks to be accepted in the workplace or in society generally.
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Walmart Must Prove Misstep Isn’t a Serious Stumble

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
Walmart Inc. has been battling to take on Amazon.com Inc., but it was weakness in old-fashioned categories of retailing, not whizzy tech, that undermined its holiday performance and prompted it to come up short of expectations for this year.
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Md. Senate moves to remove gambling provisions from state constitution

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
A vote in the Maryland Senate has moved the state closer to removing most gambling provisions from the state constitution.
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The end of an iconic Baltimore company

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Legg Mason to be acquired by California firm for $4.5B
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Asked if Pratt should resign, another mayoral candidate says yes

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
Rikki Vaughn says Baltimore can’t afford electing “the same recycled individuals in office saying they love us, want to hug us, then stabbing us in the back.”
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Former Mfume Allies ‘Giddy’ at Prospect of His Return

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
When lawmakers are elected to the U.S. House, it takes a while for them to learn how to cast a vote, where to find the restrooms and how to introduce a bill.
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Bill Would Ban ‘Lunch Shaming’ of Poor Children

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A six-year-old girl, whose family income qualified her for free or reduced-price school lunch, had her meal pulled away in the cafeteria line, thrown in the trash and replaced with a cold cheese sandwich.
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Sen. Cory McCray: Correcting an Injustice

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
Sen. Cory McCray championing for SB687 which would make driving with a suspended license an offense that could be removed from a person’s record.
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Bill would expand Baltimore job re-entry program statewide

Publisher Name : WBAL TV 11
A Baltimore program's success is catching the eye of lawmakers at the State House in the effort to break the cycle of poverty and prison. Legislation under consideration will make the Baltimore City District Court Re-Entry Project a statewide initiative.
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