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November 7, 2017
Cardin among critics who want change in war-fighting policy

WASHINGTON – The International Criminal Court last week said it plans to begin investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Afghan conflict. The probe will include looking into actions by the International Security Assistance Force, which includes American and British troops, as well as non-state actors like the Taliban. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda […]

October 13, 2017
Family’s recovery sheds light on Afghanistan challenges

WASHINGTON – They were recovered after five years in Taliban captivity by Pakistani military forces using intelligence from the United States. Caitlin Coleman, an American citizen, and her husband, Joshua Boyle, a Canadian citizen, were kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan by the Haqqani Network, a militant group the United States says is based in Pakistan […]

November 1, 2017
GOP senator: Maryland one of three states most targeted by Russian ads in 2016

WASHINGTON – Heavily Democratic Maryland was one of the three states most targeted by Russian ads during the 2016 presidential election, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, used the example in an apparent effort to diminish the perception that Russian ads may have had an impact on […]

September 28, 2017
Lawmakers seek tighter curbs on foreign political ads on social media

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers are asking the Federal Election Commission to take steps to block foreign governments and overseas entities from buying political ads on social media. The move follows Facebook’s disclosure on Sept. 6 that a Russian company with alleged ties to the Kremlin purchased more than $100,000 worth of advertisements on Facebook in […]

November 21, 2017
Trump administration dives into fish fight with conservationists

WASHINGTON – An unprecedented Trump administration decision over the summer that overruled an interstate fishing commission has drawn the ire of critics who worry that keeping a healthy and viable supply of flounder in the Atlantic Ocean is being sacrificed to commercial profits. While the fight over fish largely has been out of the public […]

November 14, 2017
Trump temperament gives senators nuclear jitters

WASHINGTON – Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, led an unusual hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday examining whether the United States’ nuclear first-strike authority should be maintained solely by the president or shared with Congress. The hearing was part of a continuing effort by the Senate’s two highest-ranking members on […]