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Montgomery County puppies will prepare to be service dogs

Plus: Maryland’s COVID-fighting complex; Hate symbols ban passes Maryland House

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Montgomery County puppies will prepare to be service dogs

A new litter of puppies in Boyds will train for an important job.

Eight golden retriever puppies born nine days ago at Warrior Canine Connection’s facility will become service dogs for veterans. [WDVM]

Maryland’s COVID-fighting complex

When Novavax received $1.6 billion last year from the federal government to speed up testing and production of a coronavirus vaccine, the small biotechnology firm, based in Gaithersburg, was largely unknown and had never successfully brought a product to market.

But now that the company nears completion of its Phase 3 trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, which was found to be nearly 90% effective during clinical testing in the United Kingdom, it is grabbing headlines around the world. [Capital News Service]

Hate symbols ban passes Maryland House

Legislation that would ban hate symbols like swastikas, Confederate flags and nooses at public schools statewide moved into the Maryland Senate on Monday, after passing overwhelmingly last week in the House of Delegates.

The House vote, 121-12, came after some Republicans questioned whether clothing supporting former President Donald Trump could be considered a hate symbol after the January 6 insurrection at the national Capitol in Washington. [WYPR]

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