At Brookings talk, Van Hollen calls for “quiet diplomacy,” strategic partnerships

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, criticized what he called the Trump administration’s isolationist foreign policy and called for greater collaboration with American allies in a discussion on defense and international affairs at the Brookings Institution Thursday. Van Hollen…

Van Hollen and Graham seek sanctions against Turkey for attack on Kurds

WASHINGTON — Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham intend to press next week for the passage of a bipartisan bill that would impose severe sanctions on Turkey for its attack on Kurdish forces in Syria…

International ships set sail for Baltimore during Fleet Week

Ships and vessels are a common site in Baltimore’s inner harbor. But today marks the start of Flee Week and ships and sailors from around the world are calling on the city to join in the festivities.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 3

The upcoming Olympics in Pyeongchang and the new budget bill set to keep the government open are some of the topics on the third episode of our new podcast from the Capital News Service Washington Bureau, “The Washington Bullpen,” hosted by…

St. Mary’s County offers help to veterans in need of resources

At the second annual Veterans Resources Day in St. Mary’s County, home to Patuxent Naval Air Station, former members of the military attended in search of help for concerns ranging from their health to their home.

Dentist takes up sweet collection to spread some cheer

Dental Designs of Whitemarsh is participating in Operation Gratitude for the third straight year. It’s a candy buy back program that sends care packages of food and supplies to both active duty military and veterans all around the globe.

Demonstrators press Congress to protect undocumented children

WASHINGTON – More than two months after President Donald Trump said he was ending protections to children brought to the United States by undocumented immigrants, demonstrators on Thursday swamped a Senate building to pressure lawmakers to vote for a renewal…

Maryland a battleground state in fight against transgender military ban

WASHINGTON — As legislative and court battles rage over the question of whether transgender people are fit to serve in the military, two service members with ties to Maryland are at the heart of the fight. Regan Kibby, a student…

Ship collisions that killed Maryland sailors reflect stresses on fleet, Navy officials say

WASHINGTON – Insufficient training and ship maintenance may have played a part in four naval ship collisions this year, U.S. Navy officials and government auditors told a congressional hearing on Thursday. Admiral Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations, told…

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