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Unemployment aid applications rise to 367K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring. Weekly applications increased last week by 4,000 from the previous week’s level of 363,000, the Labor Department said ...

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Redskins endorse Maryland gambling measure

ANNAPOLIS — The Washington Redskins are endorsing a ballot question in Maryland to expand gambling. The team issued a statement on Tuesday voicing support for allowing a casino in Prince George’s County, where the Redskins play in Landover. Dennis Greene, ...

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Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents ...

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Closing arguments underway in robocalls trial

Maryland’s state prosecutor says a campaign consultant for Republican former governor Robert Ehrlich broke the law with election day robocalls in 2010 that were aimed at suppressing black voter turnout. Closing arguments began Wednesday in the case after more than ...

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Henson: Robocall was meant to stimulate votes

A consultant for Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign testified Monday that he wrote an Election Day robocall message telling voters to “relax,” but said it was actually a counterintuitive effort to motivate voters in the final hours ...

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Sentencing set for former Ehrlich aide in robocalls case

A political aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich faces up to 12 years in prison for conspiring to use Election Day robocalls in what prosecutors cast as an effort to suppress black voter turnout. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for ...

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Gay marriage returns to the political spotlight

With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue. In Maryland, New Jersey and ...

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Woman who recorded robocall testifies at Schurick trial

The woman who recorded a robocall that prosecutors say was designed to suppress the black vote in last year’s election testified Wednesday that she was told not to identify the campaign that paid for the call as required by law. ...

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