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BALTIMORE (AP) - Some groups opposed to Baltimore police actions in the Freddie Gray case plan to rally in downtown Baltimore Saturday afternoon.

The demonstration is set for 3 p.m. in McKeldin Square near the Inner Harbor. That's about two hours before the scheduled start of the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, 5 1/2 miles away.

Sharon Black of the Baltimore People's Power Assembly says marchers from the rally are unlikely to reach Pimlico.

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Hundreds of immigration reform supporters gathered in Georgetown yesterday as part of a nationwide set of rallies to get Congress to move on the issue.

Claudia Pena Porretti, executive director of La Esperanza, a non-profit agency that helps Hispanics in Sussex County, said that she believed the reform effort has stalled.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Relatives of five murder victims are joining a rally in Annapolis to repeal Maryland's death penalty.

Speakers at the Monday afternoon event include Hagerstown resident Marty Price. His father was convicted of second-degree murder for fatally shooting Price's stepmother and stepsister in 1988.

His nephew Christopher Nicholson was murdered in 2007 while serving as a Smithsburg police officer.

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Call it a circle of support.

     Backers of developing offshore wind will be holding a rally in Annapolis on Monday night. They say they'll be making a circle around the Maryland State House.

     To brighten they scene, they say they'll be holding glow-in-the-dark miniature wind turbines. They also plan to wear electric blue T-shirts.

     The House of Delegates passed the bill on Friday on an 88-47 vote. The measure is now in the Senate Finance Committee.