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UMd. Students Make Bracelets To Help Jailed Journalists

University of Maryland journalism students are raising money to launch a line of bracelets emblazoned with the names of journalists imprisoned around the world to raise money for the cause, and awareness of their plight.


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Lawyer Says Alan Gross ‘Plans To End His Life’

The wife and lawyer of a U.S. government subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba say they fear for his life after his mother’s death from cancer last week.


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U.S. Lawmakers Meet Raul Castro In Cuba About Jailed Marylander

U.S. lawmakers met with President Raul Castro and other senior Cuban officials Tuesday and were told they would be given access to an American imprisoned in Havana. The State Department said the legislators would push for his release.


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Rabbi: Marylander Jailed In Cuba In Good Health

Another twist in the case of a Maryland man accused of spying on Cuba. There’s a new debate over his current health and predictions that he could be released.


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Formerly Jailed Marylander Headed Home From Libya

The family of an American who was jailed in Libya for six months and then joined rebel fighters says he will be home this weekend.



Hopes Rise For Release Of American Jailed In Cuba

A surprise visit by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has revived hope Cuba may soon free a U.S. government subcontractor whose imprisonment has snarled efforts to improve relations between the two countries.


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Jailed American Makes Final Court Appeal In Cuba

An unfolding international drama involving a Maryland man. Alan Gross is locked in a Cuban prison.


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Cuba To Hear Jailed American Gross’ Appeal July 22

Cuba’s Supreme Court has set a July 22 date to consider an appeal by U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of illegally importing communications equipment, state television announced Thursday.


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U.S. Delegation Meets With Marylander Jailed In Cuba

Members of a visiting U.S. delegation have met with a jailed U.S. contractor and report that he has lost a lot of weight in captivity but is otherwise doing well.



Md. Landlord Ordered Jailed For Lead Paint Hazards

Maryland officials say a Baltimore landlord has been ordered to report to jail for failing to fix lead-paint poisoning hazards in his rental units.