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2 Baltimore police officers allege discrimination, sexual harassment

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Two Baltimore police officers filed separate federal civil rights lawsuits Wednesday, alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment within the department. Sgt. Jasmin N. Rowlett, a black female member of the Baltimore Police Department since 2009, and Luis Garcia, a Hispanic male officer ...

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Blind voters sue Maryland over its paper ballot system

In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota. A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows.(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

The National Federation of the Blind is suing the Maryland State Board of Elections over policy changes that allegedly have resulted in “two separate and unequal voting systems” for voters with disabilities and everyone else. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. ...

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