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Md. National Guard stood watch over D.C. monuments for 5 days during protests

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More than 100 Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard provided a nightly security presence over historical landmarks along the National Mall at night in response to civil unrest in Washington D.C. on June 6, 2020. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thaddeus Harrington)

Capital News Service – The Maryland National Guard briefed state lawmakers today on Gov. Larry Hogan’s June deployment of troops to the nation’s capital during the civil unrest ignited by the death of George Floyd.

Substance abuse deaths in Maryland spike during pandemic

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Capital News Service

The COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a spike in methamphetamine, alcohol, cocaine, and opioid-related overdose deaths in Maryland, according to a state health department report released Tuesday.

Horse Lords, Lola Pierson collaborate on new opera ‘The First Thing That Happens’

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Andrew Bernstein of Horse Lords, left, and playwright Lola B. Pierson. Credit: Brenda Wintrode.

Playwright, director and long-time Horse Lords fan Lola B. Pierson said collaborating with three of the band’s members on her latest opera added a lot of pressure. More than any other time in her career.

“I admire them a lot so I feel like I have to be as good as they are,” said Pierson, 36. “It is a lot of pressure to feel I am enough, or that my ideas are enough.”

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