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Maryland lawmakers move to outlaw 'puppy mill' sales

There are only seven pet stores in the entire state that sell dogs from so-called “puppy mills,” but that is seven too many for some Maryland state lawmakers.

The House of Delegates on Friday passed a bill that would outlaw all retail sales of cats and dogs unless they come from a rescue operation, effectively putting an end to “puppy mill” sales that source animals from large breeding operations.

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Gun-control bills pass Maryland House of Delegates

The Maryland House of Delegates passed three gun-control laws late Thursday, banning 'bump stocks,' creating a 'red flag law' to seize guns from people deemed dangerous, and making sure people convicted of domestic violence surrender their firearms.

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Maryland delegates seek constitutional convention to rid politics of money

The Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday approved a call for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution in a way that limits the influence of corporate money in politics.

In particular, supporters want to reverse the effects of the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision in 2010 that lifted limits on corporate spending in elections.

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Maryland lawmakers advance gun control bills including bump stock ban, 'red flag' rule

As students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence Wednesday, state lawmakers in Annapolis advanced four gun related bills, two of them in direct response to mass shootings.

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Security video shows Maryland lobbyist touching lawmaker. He says it vindicates him. She says it vindicates her.

Security footage shows a Maryland lobbyist sliding his hand down the back of a state senator who accused him of improperly touching her at an Annapolis bar.

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NYC mayor stops in Baltimore on way to Texas, promotes progressive issues and bashes Trump policies

Mayor de Blasio is heading south — by southwest.

Hizzoner is taking a five-day trip out of the city that will include an appearance on a panel at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., City Hall said Thursday.

The trip will cost about $8,000, City Hall said, and taxpayers will foot the bill.

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