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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A coalition against slot machine gambling near a popular shopping mall has submitted thousands of additional signatures to force a vote on the proposal. The coalition, which includes community groups and the Maryland Jockey Club, says it delivered 16,702 signatures to the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections today.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Maryland Senate has killed a measure that would prohibit restrictions on homeowners or tenants who contact their neighbors about upcoming elections or issues. Senators voted today against the bill proposed by Frederick County Sen. Alex Mooney, which he said protected free speech.

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