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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland Senate panel will hold a hearing next month into a Motor Vehicle Administration error that may have resulted in thousands of people not being properly registered to vote in Tuesday's primary.

Sen. Joan Carter Conway said Sunday the error "may impact the outcome of close races." Conway also is criticizing Gov. Larry Hogan's administration "for this mess."

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - Some Maryland candidates for local and state offices joined an immigration advocacy group to protest a county correctional center housing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

The Capital of Annapolis reports Democratic gubernatorial candidates Krish Vignarajah and Ben Jealous, along with Anne Arundel County executive candidate Steuart Pittman, joined the Friday vigil in Glen Burnie.

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The University of Maryland has rescinded the three honorary degrees that had been given to Bill Cosby.

These were from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Board of Regents had received requests to do so from all three institutions.

In 1998 Cosby received an honorary degree of humane letters from UMES during a commencement ceremony at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.

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73-year old Sharon Danner is still missing.

Dorchester County Sheriffs say she was last seen in Vienna.

WBOC reports that she drives a dark green 2001 Toyota Echo with Maryland tags.

They say the automobile has a dent in the front fender and is missing a hub cap.

Trimper Amusement park is celebrating its 125th anniversary established in 1893.

Its ownership has lasted through five generations.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that National Amusement Park Historical Association said that amusement park is noted for the carousel first built in 1912 and has been in operation ever since.

Sandy Hurley, the curator of the Ocean City Lifesaving Museum, called the carousel a work of art adding that she recalls growing up with the ride.

The Association also honored the park for its Haunted House and Pirates Cove attractions.

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In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said that Texas' legislative and congressional maps are not a racial gerrymander and that all districts are OK, except for one, which it determined is a racial gerrymander — House District 90.

"Except with respect to one Texas House district, we hold that the court below erred in effectively enjoining the use of the districting maps adopted by the Legislature in 2013," Conservative Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion.

Harley-Davidson says it plans to move production of motorcycles it sells in Europe overseas in response to growing trade friction between the United States and Europe.

European officials last week imposed stiff tariffs on a wide range of U.S.-made goods sold within the European Union. The response came to President Trump's recent decision to slap tariffs on European imports.

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Enviromental News

Few species manipulate their surroundings enough to make big ecological changes. Humans are one. Beavers are another.

A new study published in the journal Science finds that methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas operations are 60 percent higher than previous estimates from the federal government.

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Classical Music News

Whenever a symphony orchestra or opera house loses its financial footing, a chorus of classical music "coroners" quickly steps up to pronounce the imminent demise of an entire genre. The pianist and scholar Charles Rosen put it best when he said, "The death of classical music is perhaps its oldest continuing tradition."

Max Richter's music seems ready-made for movies – and that's not in any way a put down. The music is powerful on its own, but certain pieces take on new depth when paired with well-designed visuals.

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