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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces the postponement of the state's April 28 primary to June 2 during a news conference on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Annapolis, Md. Hogan said a special general election for the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Elijah Cummings in October will proceed on April 28 in a vote-by-mail election. Deputy Health Secretary Fran Phillips is standing left. Dennis Schrader, the chief operating officer and Medicaid director for the state's health department is standing right. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland orders enclosed malls to close as virus cases rise

Mar. 19, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered enclosed malls and entertainment venues to shut down by 5 p.m. Thursday and waived weight limits on trucks needed to move supplies as the number of coronavirus cases in the state continued to increase. The latest efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 came a day after...

Thurgood Marshall’s Baltimore school set to become museum

Feb. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A once segregated West Baltimore school where future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall received his early education is set to receive a $6 million makeover, turning it into a legal resource center and museum space for the surrounding community. Historic Public School 103 in...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks as he is endorsed by House Majority Whip, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., background, in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

For a historic high court pick, Dems must think outside box

Feb. 26, 2020 5:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is dangling a history-making promise shortly before South Carolina's presidential primary on Saturday, the first 2020 contest featuring a majority black electorate. Elect him president, Biden says, and he might nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court. “As...

Hogan appoints new state police superintendent for Maryland

Feb. 18, 2020 12:20 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Woodrow “Jerry” Jones to be the superintendent of the Maryland State Police on Tuesday. Jones has been serving as the chief of police for the Maryland Transportation Authority. He spent 27 years with the state police before becoming chief of...

FILE - In this March 4, 2011 file photo, federal Judge Jack Weinstein speaks with reporters after visiting the Louis Armstrong housing projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. Weinstein, who was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson and who contributed to the landmark case that struck down racial segregation in public schools is retiring at age 98. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Longest-serving federal judge, named by LBJ, retires at 98

Feb. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City who was nominated by President Lyndon Johnson and who contributed to the landmark case that struck down racial segregation in public schools is retiring at age 98. U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein was known for favoring lenient sentences and...