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BALTIMORE (AP) — Judges are refusing to attend a meeting Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called to discuss Baltimore's high crime rate.

The meeting involving Hogan and members of the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is scheduled for next week. Hogan has said he's concerned that many Baltimore gun offenders have more than half their sentences suspended.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor has criticized President Donald J. Trump's comments blaming "both sides" for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hogan made the remarks Wednesday after a meeting of the Board of Public Works, of which he is a member. He says he thinks Trump "made a terrible mistake."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It's the last day for early voting in Maryland.

Thursday is the last day voters in the state can cast their ballots ahead of Election Day. Early voting polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any person who is eligible to register to vote can vote early.

Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1 in Maryland. There are about 2.1 million registered Democrats and 1 million Republicans. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to win easily in the state.

Maryland analyst says lawmakers need to 'get real' on budget

Oct 26, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers who steer state spending need to "get real" about addressing shortfalls, the legislature's chief budget analyst said Tuesday, warning that the state appears to be in a period of sluggish economic growth with no major lift in sight.

Settlement eludes lawyers in O'Donnell campaign finance case

Oct 24, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Federal Election Commission say former Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell and her campaign committee have withdrawn a settlement offer under which they would pay a $10,000 penalty for violating campaign finance laws.

In a court filing last week, the FEC said O'Donnell's attorneys have instead submitted a new, final offer, and that the previously proposed terms are no longer on the table.

O'Donnell's attorneys also are requesting a jury trial to determine a remedy if there is no settlement.

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