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Federal judge tosses Baltimore County redistricting map challenged under Voting Rights Act

Baltimore County's redistricting plan likely violates the Voting Rights Act and must be replaced with a new map that offers Black voters greater representation, a federal judge ruled.

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Swayed by project’s job potential, NAACP endorses maglev proposal

Maryland’s NAACP says its support for a proposed maglev train linking Baltimore and Washington boils down to jobs. Officials from the Maryland State Conference NAACP said on Friday the organization supports the project, expected to cost more than $10 billion ...

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Rosenstein: “mutual respect” needed for confidence in police

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation’s oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement “is one of our great challenges.” He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and ...

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Holder calls for ’60s-style fight for voting rights

The NAACP must mount a 1960s-style fight to protect the voting rights of blacks and other ethnic minorities amid efforts to suppress their votes through photo identification requirements and intimidation, former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday ...

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Trump declines invitation to speak at NAACP convention

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to speak at the NAACP’s annual convention next week in Baltimore, leading the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to question the president’s commitment to his ...

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