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Martin O'Malley to join MetroLab Network as advisory panel chair

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley will join Washington-based MetroLab Network as chairman of its advisory board, the organization announced Thursday.

O'Malley, who folded his bid for the Democratic nomination for president earlier this year, will serve as a senior fellow of the network of university partnerships with cities and counties.

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Last of Baltimore primary election ballots to be counted Friday

Baltimore elections authorities expect to have final results Friday in what has become a closely watched vote count, with some campaigns holding out hope that the last few ballots could swing last week's primary in their favor.

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Democratic group calls out Hogan for silence on Trump

After the field of GOP presidential candidates cleared the way for Donald Trump to secure the party's nomination, a Democratic group is singling out Gov. Larry Hogan and other Republican governors for their silence on Trump.

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Ben Carson takes on new role with Trump campaign

Dr. Ben Carson, the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who suspended his presidential bid two months ago, will help Donald Trump's ascendant campaign choose a running mate — a move that has Carson supporters hopeful about his political future.

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Ben Carson will help Donald Trump choose running mate

Dr. Ben Carson, the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate, will help presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump choose a running mate.

Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he intends to announce a committee soon that will vet potential candidate for the job. Trump said that Carson, who dropped out of the race in March, would be included in that effort.

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Baltimore election chief defends primary process amid criticism

Baltimore's election chief is defending the integrity of last week's primary amid allegations that some ballots went missing and others were incorrect.

Armstead B.C. Jones Sr., director of the Baltimore City Elections Board, dismissed the accusations, saying his staff carried out their duties properly. He stressed that the election results are unofficial until all votes are counted.

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