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Maryland’s largest teacher’s union endorses Jealous for gov.

Ben Jealous, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former president of the NAACP, speaks in 2015 in West Baltimore.
 (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

WASHINGTON — A Maryland gubernatorial candidate has picked up the endorsement of the state’s largest teachers union. The Washington Post reports former NAACP president Ben Jealous received the support from the Maryland State Education Association, which is one of the most coveted ...

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Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous to run for Maryland governor

Ben Jealous, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former president of the NAACP, speaks in 2015 in West Baltimore.
 (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Former NAACP president Ben Jealous announced Wednesday that he’s running for governor of Maryland as a progressive Democrat, and in doing so he repeatedly tried to link popular incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to President Donald Trump. Jealous, who is ...

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NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

WASHINGTON — The NAACP’s board is forming a search committee to find the next president and CEO for the nation’s largest civil rights organization, its chairwoman said Monday. Chairwoman Roslyn Brock said during a conference call that she expects the ...

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Holder: Martin killing an ‘unnecessary shooting’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a “tragic, unnecessary shooting,” and said the Justice Department will follow “the facts and the law” as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal ...

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Jury instructions at center of Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. — Despite a clamoring by some for a conviction against George Zimmerman, jurors acquitted the former neighborhood watch leader of all charges, leaving many Americans to wonder how the justice system allowed him to walk away from the ...

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