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Maryland County Repeals English-Only Ordinance

More than 300 languages are spoken in the United States, from Arabic and Armenian to Urdu and Vietnamese. But more than half the states have legislation making English their official language.  Some even require certain government documents be printed only in English.   Frederick County, Maryland, passed an ordinance in 2012 requiring county documents and business to be written and conducted only in English. The only exceptions were for public health, safety, trade and...

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