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  • People wait in line to cast their ballots as others vote at the Potomac Community Recreation Center during early voting on Oct. 28, 2016, in Potomac, Maryland. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
    Federal team in Maryland evaluating election system

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security team is in Maryland this week to evaluate the state’s election systems, after officials learned last month about a transaction between a venture fund with Russian ties and a company involved in the state’s election infrastructure.

  • Incoming midshipmen participate in the Oath of Office Ceremony, during induction day (I-day) at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, June 29, 2017. Increasing numbers of midshipmen are majoring in cyber operations, according to the academy. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patrick Enright/Navy)
    Naval Academy sees big boost in cybersecurity majors

    The U.S. Naval Academy has seen a big increase in cyber operations majors, and a U.S. senator said Monday that midshipmen could be useful in working on cyber challenges before they graduate.

  • In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, photo, Charles Swift, managing director and curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Md., looks up from a British flag of the HMS Landrail, which was captured in 1814 by American privateers sailing in the English Channel. It is one of 61 flags recently removed from glass cases at the U.S. Naval Academy for preservation. (Brian Witte/AP)
    Navy's captured flags, hidden nearly 100 years, rediscovered

    The curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum wasn’t exactly sure what would be found: records indicated five display boxes long used to exhibit captured British flags from the War of 1812 actually concealed more banners underneath.

  • A sign stands outside of an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
    Sen. John McCain to speak at Naval Academy

    Sen. John McCain is returning to his alma mater to address the Brigade of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy on leadership and service to the nation.