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Md. abduction case weighs into meeting with Tunisian leaders

Md. abduction case weighs into meeting with Tunisian leaders

Maryland lawmakers are again pressing the Tunisian government to resolve an international kidnapping case ahead of a high-profile meeting Thursday between the president of that country and President Barack Obama.

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland raised the case of a Prince George's County child taken to Tunisia four years ago during a meeting Wednesday with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, an aide confirmed. Cardin and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland also wrote a letter to Essebsi on Wednesday requesting that the country honor U.S. custody orders in the case.

It's not clear whether Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, secured any...

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