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Former NAACP Chief Ben Jealous Declares Bid for Maryland Governor

Former NAACP Chief Ben Jealous Declares Bid for Maryland Governor

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former NAACP president Ben Jealous announced Wednesday that he’s running for governor of Maryland as a progressive Democrat, and in doing so he repeatedly tried to link popular incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to President Donald Trump.  Jealous, who is running in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, could face a […]

Trayvon Martin's Mom: Amend 'Stand Your Ground'

Trayvon Martin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s mother told a panel of senators Tuesday that state “stand your ground” self-defense laws do not work and must be amended, reviving the politically charged gun control issue a year ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. But little besides politics emerged from the session, held in the Senate’s made-for-television hearing […]