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Senators Say USAID’s Social Media Program in Cuba Could Endanger Bethesda’s Alan Gross, Others

Senators Say USAID’s Social Media Program in Cuba Could Endanger Bethesda’s Alan Gross, Others

A U.S. government plan to create a Twitter-like platform in Cuba was dumb and may have endangered the life of 64-year-old Bethesda resident Alan Gross, Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said Tuesday.

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more than 100 bills into law Tuesday, including a pre-K expansion and a law ending the practice of holding the owners of pit bulls to a different liability standard.

Brewing Up Business

Brewing Up Business

SILVER SPRING- A new law passed in Annapolis would allow Montgomery County breweries to open without being a fully licensed restaurant. Denizens in Silver Spring would be the first to benefit and bring new business to the area.

Pre-K Expansion Bill Passes General Assembly

Pre-K Expansion Bill Passes General Assembly

The General Assembly passed a bill Friday that would expand prekindergarten in Maryland to an additional 1,600 students.

Fusion Centers’ Collection of Local and State Data Worries Civil Libertarians, Others

Fusion Centers’ Collection of Local and State Data Worries Civil Libertarians, Others

Critics of fusion centers say they often violate Americans’ privacy, waste taxpayer dollars, and have demonstrated little success catching terrorists.

Legislation Nullifies Court’s Ruling On Dangerous Dogs

Legislation Nullifies Court’s Ruling On Dangerous Dogs

Since 2012, dog bites by pit bulls could bring harsher penalties on landlords, owners and the dogs themselves than bites from other breeds. But with the governor's signature, that will change.

Bill Would Increase Maryland Film Production Tax Incentives

Bill Would Increase Maryland Film Production Tax Incentives

A bill would increase the amount of income tax credits to productions like Netflix' "House of Cards" and HBO's "Veep."

Vaportini Ban Approved by Maryland General Assembly

Vaportini Ban Approved by Maryland General Assembly

Maryland may become the first state to ban the use of Vaportinis, which allow users to inhale fumes from heated alcoholic drinks.

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

Bill Pushing Back Wind Project Raises Economic, Environment and Security Issues

A bill that would delay a planned wind farm in Somerset County drew opposition from environmental groups, despite support from Democratic lawmakers.

White House Cyber Czar Speaks at Naval Academy

White House Cyber Czar Speaks at Naval Academy

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel says understanding “the human factor” of cyberwarfare is essential to making progress in the field of cyberdefense.