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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is issuing statewide guidelines to prevent discriminatory profiling by law enforcement based on race, gender and other characteristics.

Frosh has scheduled a Tuesday news conference about the initiative. He says the guidelines are similar to ones issued in December by the U.S. Justice Department, which called on states to adopt their own. Frosh says Maryland is the first state to issue its own guidance.

He says it goes further than current Maryland law, but departments would have to adopt the policies.

The Sikh community in Delaware will be honoring those who died in an attack on a temple in Wisconsin three years ago leaving six dead and four wounded.

The 40 year old gunman was a neo-Nazi who may have believed he was killing Muslims.

But they were members of the Sikh community which is the 5th largest religion in the world.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that on August 15th the Sikh community will gather at a new temple near the Summit Airport as part of a day of community service and outreach.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don't believe in God from holding public office.

The Openly Secular coalition, based in Columbus, Ohio, says the other states are Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The New York Times first reported on the campaign.

The Supreme Court struck down such restrictions in 1961.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The plaintiffs in a public prayer dispute are dropping their request for a federal judge in Baltimore to reinstate his order barring the Carroll County Commissioners from opening their meetings with invocations mentioning Jesus Christ.

Lawyers for the Washington-based American Humanist Association said in a filing recorded Monday that they withdrew the motion to save court time. They say they plan to file a motion for summary judgment, asking the judge to decide the matter without a full-blown trial.

As the nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Goerge Merrill considers that this civil rights leader may have saved the soul of a nation.

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REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) - A Delaware pastor is planning to lead a July 4 rally in defense of religious freedom after being denied permission to hold a series of Sunday services at a public bandstand in Rehoboth Beach.

The Rev. Robert Dekker, pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lewes, asked Rehoboth officials in late May for permission to lead eight summer services at the bandstand. City manager Greg Ferrese denied the application, saying he could not mix church and state.