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Robocalls Trial Poised To Start

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A Baltimore judge is reviewing documents in a case against an aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich who's accused of using robocalls to suppress voter turnout in Maryland's 2010 governor's race.

Attorneys on both sides did not object to having Circuit Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill preside over the case against Paul Schurick. Fletcher-Hill told the attorneys that he received one of the calls at his home. The judge says his wife answered the call, and that he didn't believe it would hurt his impartiality.

Schurick is accused of sending thousands of automatic phone calls to heavily Democratic districts. Schurick's lawyers are seeking to have the case dismissed on procedural and constitutional grounds.

Jury selection in the case could begin later today.

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

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Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.
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Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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