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Wes Moore projected to make history as Maryland’s first Black governor
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Wes Moore projected to make history as Maryland’s first Black governor

Wes Moore will win the Maryland gubernatorial race, CBS News projects, making him the state's first Black governor. Moore will also be just the third Black governor elected in U.S. history.President Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden appeared alongside Moore Monday at Bowie State University for his final stop on the campaign trail.Douglas Wilder was elected Virginia governor in 1989, and Deval Patrick was elected Massachusetts governor in 2006. Other Black men have served as governor, but assumed the office after their governor resigned — like former New York Gov. David Paterson, who was lieutenant governor, and became governor when Eliot Spitzer resigned.  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore speaks at a campaign rally at Bowie State University on Nov. 7, ...
Maryland Navy engineer Jonathan Toebbe and wife Diana Toebbe plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case
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Maryland Navy engineer Jonathan Toebbe and wife Diana Toebbe plead guilty in submarine secrets sale case

FILE: These booking photos released Oct. 9, 2021, by the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority show Diana Toebbe, left, and Jonathan Toebbe.  West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP, File A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife entered new guilty pleas Tuesday in a case involving an alleged plot to sell secrets about nuclear-powered warships, a month after their previous plea agreements that had called for specific sentencing guidelines were rejected. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe of Annapolis, Maryland, pleaded guilty in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, to one felony count each of conspiracy to communicate res...
Wes Moore projected to win Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor
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Wes Moore projected to win Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor

CBS News projects that Wes Moore wins the Democratic nomination in Maryland's governor's race, and will take on Trump-backed Dan Cox in November, who was projected to win the Republican primary. Moore, an author and nonprofit executive, defeated a crowded primary field that included former labor secretary and DNC chair Tom Perez and comptroller Peter Franchot. If Moore wins in November, he will be the state's first Black governor. Moore wasted no time in taking on Cox, who has spread the baseless claims that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election and has amplified the QAnon conspiracy theory. "Let's be clear, this is a person who has personally organized buses of insurrectionists to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6," Moore told The Associa...
Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library E-Book Law | Entertainment News
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Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library E-Book Law | Entertainment News

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — In a legal case closely watched by libraries and the publishing industry, a federal judge in Maryland struck down a state law requiring publishers to make e-books available on “reasonable terms" to libraries if they were also being offered to the general public.The Association of American Publishers, the industry's trade organization, had contended that the bill violated the United States Copyright Act by allowing states to regulate publishing transactions. The Maryland law was passed with overwhelming support a year ago, and included provisions for fines up to $10,000 and higher.Maryland U.S. District Judge Deborah L. Boardman issued her decision Monday, four months after she had enjoined the Maryland Act, writing at the time that the la...