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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited Maryland last week after launching radio and TV ads celebrating his state's business acumen and criticizing Maryland and Gov. Martin O'Malley, sparking a televised debate between the two leaders.
Tuesday's looming government shutdown would cripple federal agencies in Maryland, hurt workers and cause a drop in economic output and tax revenue.
U.S. House of Representatives votes to cut $40 billion from SNAP food stamp program, while Maryland food stamp participation increases 9 percent - the third-highest of any state.
A former Navy reservist killed 12 people in a mass shooting at the Navy Yard on Monday, police said, creating panic in Washington, D.C. Capital News Service reporters filed these reports from the scene on that tense day.
Alvi Tsarni joined his brother, Ruslan Tsarni, both of Gaithersburg, in distancing himself from the two brothers at the center of the investigation into the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday: Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26.
Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly approved new gun control laws, repealed the death penalty, and funded a wind energy project during the 2013 legislative session.