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A Roundup of Happenings in Annapolis

A Roundup of Happenings in Annapolis

Alan Gross, educational organizations, new candidate for Congress among capital happenings.

Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress

Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress

A giant balloon — dubbed the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System — or JLENS for short — broke free from its mooring station at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground on Oct. 28.

Syrian Asylum: Syrian Journalist Says Refugees Just Want Second Chance

Syrian Asylum: Syrian Journalist Says Refugees Just Want Second Chance

A former Syrian journalist, now safe in the D.C. area after escaping his war-torn home, knows only too well how difficult the journey can be to safe haven in the United States.

Maryland House Members Split on Restrictions Against Syrian Refugees

Maryland House Members Split on Restrictions Against Syrian Refugees

If passed, the bill would lead to comprehensive and time-consuming background checks on refugees from Syria, Iraq.

Cardin Stands Behind Obama’s ISIS Strategy, Refugee Policy

Cardin Stands Behind Obama’s ISIS Strategy, Refugee Policy

Following a visit from the French ambassador to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday afternoon, the panel’s top Democrat, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, reaffirmed his support for President Obama’s foreign policy in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Medal of Honor Awarded to University of Maryland Alum

Medal of Honor Awarded to University of Maryland Alum

At a White House Ceremony on Thursday, U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg (retired) received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in a ceremony at the White House. Florent, a University of Maryland graduate, tackled a suicide bomber during a combat mission in Afghanistan's Kunar Province.

Maryland Veteran Awarded the Medal of Honor

Maryland Veteran Awarded the Medal of Honor

A University of Maryland alumnus and Bethesda native was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama Thursday for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

Pakistan Leader Says U.S.-Pakistan Ties Critical in Terrorism Fight

Pakistan Leader Says U.S.-Pakistan Ties Critical in Terrorism Fight

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif calls for U.S. support to restore peace between Pakistan - Afghanistan

Cummings Criticizes Committee Republicans for Politically-Driven Probe into Clinton Emails

Cummings Criticizes Committee Republicans for Politically-Driven Probe into Clinton Emails

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday criticized Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee for what he said was a politically-driven agenda against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Warrior Canine Connection Eases Veterans’ Struggles with Help From Four-Legged Friends

Warrior Canine Connection Eases Veterans’ Struggles with Help From Four-Legged Friends

The Warrior Canine Connections offers service dogs trained by veterans, for veterans.