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Judges seem ready to let Md. redistricting challenge proceed

Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A panel of three federal judges appears poised to side with Republican voters who claim partisan gerrymandering of their western Maryland congressional district was so severe it violated their constitutional right to political association.

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Who’s coming back? State lawmakers entering unique election landscape

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The confetti and balloons that fell on the House of Delegates and Senate did not only mark the end of the 2018 General Assembly session – it also opened the curtains on this year’s election season. Monday’s close of the ...

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Obama says GOP incitement on Syria refugees ‘needs to stop’

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, ahead of the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

MANILA, Philippines — President Barack Obama lashed out Wednesday at Republicans who insist on barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., deeming their words offensive and insisting “it needs to stop.” “Apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into ...

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