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Experts say states lack legal authority to block refugees

Syria refugee Nedal Al-Hayk listens during an interview Monday in Warren, Mich. Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the coordinated attacks in Paris, though an immigration expert says they have no legal authority to do so. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT  — Governors across the U.S. have threatened to stop accepting Syrian refugees following last week’s attacks in Paris, even as experts counter they lack legal authority to block the relocations. Though Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan hadn’t declared a policy ...

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O’Malley and Markell to hold public safety news conference

SALISBURY — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be joining Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on the Maryland’s Eastern Shore to discuss a cross-border public safety collaboration between the two states. The governors will meet Thursday at Salisbury University. Public safety representatives ...

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Obama to meet with O’Malley, Democratic governors

ANNAPOLIS — President Barack Obama will meet with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and other Democratic governors at the White House to discuss job creation. Obama plans to meet with O’Malley, who chairs the Democratic Governors Association, and the governors of ...

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New govs take office amid historic budget crisis

NEW YORK — Twenty-six new governors will take office amid the worst budget climate for states in a generation. Many of them are promising not to raise taxes, even though states face a cumulative budget shortfall of $140 billion next ...

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