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Appeals court denies challenge to Montgomery County’s COVID-19 relief fund

Plus: Math wiz wins $100K, writes program to chase Powerball prizes; The secret lives of Terrance O'Connor — One family's DNA discovery

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Appeals court denies challenge to Montgomery County’s COVID-19 relief fund

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that threw out a challenge to Montgomery County’s program of providing coronavirus relief funds to undocumented immigrants.

In April, the County Council, at the request of County Executive Marc Elrich, passed the Emergency Assistance Relief Payment program, which provides direct financial assistance for low-income households facing economic hardship — including undocumented residents. [Washington Post]

Math wiz wins $100K, writes program to chase Powerball prizes

A Rockville resident won a $100,008 Powerball prize in the July 31 drawing.

He said he has devised a computer program that uses numbers from previous drawings to calculate number combinations to play. [Maryland Lottery]

The secret lives of Terrance O’Connor: One family’s DNA discovery

Bethesda resident Sarah Libby decided to try out a 23 and Me Kit in April, looking to find out more about her family’s medical history.  

She got an unusual notification — an unknown familial match. [Patch]

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