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5 Fort Meade Homes Evacuated After Mortar Round Is Found

Army officials say five homes at Fort Meade were evacuated briefly after a World War II-era mortar round was found during construction work.

04/03/2014

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WWII Era Mortar Discovered In Fort Meade Neighborhood

Utility workers make an alarming discovery in a Fort Meade neighborhood: an unexploded ordnance in the ground.

03/12/2014

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Real ‘Monuments Men’ Records Go On Display In D.C.

Photographs, maps and records from the real corps of soldiers known as “Monuments Men” who were tasked with protecting European cultural sites and recovering looted art during World War II are going on display in Washington, many for the first time.

02/05/2014

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Congressmen Seek Medal For WW II-Era U.S. Spy Agency

The men and women who spied on Germany and Japan for the U.S. during World War II parachuted behind enemy lines, led guerrilla raids, invented special equipment such as scuba gear and established a counterintelligence network that endured into the Cold War.

11/29/2013

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WWII Film Event Includes Used Limbs For Filipinos

A video production company is promoting its World War II documentary, “Rescue in the Philippines,” with a Capitol Hill screening that includes a donation of used prosthetic limbs to the typhoon-battered nation.

11/12/2013

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Group Launches App For World War II Memorial In D.C.

The World War II Memorial in Washington is getting a free mobile app to help teach visitors about the war, the site’s symbolism and the millions of people it honors.

11/06/2013

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Thousands Push Through Barriers In D.C. To WWII Memorial

A march to get things going again in D.C. Thousands arrived at the National War World II Memorial, pushing through barriers Sunday morning to protest the government shutdown.

10/13/2013

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Internet Splash: Navy Recreates Classic WWII Photo Underwater

The Navy swimming and diving team is drawing a lot of attention for its underwater recreation of an iconic moment in U.S. military history.

09/26/2013

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Key Arts Panel Approves Eisenhower Memorial Design

A powerful commission overseeing civic art and architecture in the nation’s capital voted Thursday to approve the general concept and layout of Frank Gehry’s design for a national memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower.

07/18/2013

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Dundalk’s Fourth Of July Parade Is An Annual Family-Friendly Affair

It’s one of the biggest Fourth of July parades on the East Coast, and it’s a Dundalk tradition.

07/04/2013

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Assateague Beaches Reopen After Sweep For Ordnance

Assateague beaches have reopened after an extensive search by the Army Corps of Engineers found no unexploded ordnance from World War II.

06/29/2013

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Walking Tour Shows Off Post-War Black History

The flagpole from which an American flag now flutters in front of the Roger Brooke Taney house on South Bentz Street might be considered a bookend in local history.

06/09/2013

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