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Eastern Shore Delegate Has An Eye On The State Senate

Voters in Maryland may not be thinking about the 2014 election just yet, but some politicians have already announced plans to join the race.

Mike McDermott is the current Republican delegate on the lower eastern shore of Maryland.

He’s a longtime police officer, and the former mayor of Pocomoke City.

McDermott announced this week that he will be running for state senate, most likely against current Democratic state senator Jim Mathias, who is also a former delegate and a former Eastern Shore mayor.

And while the two politicians may have taken similar paths, McDermott believes his ideals are much more in line with the majority of folks here on the Eastern Shore, and he’s confident he can win.

The matchup could shine a spotlight on the Eastern Shore's political makeup.

The race pits a staunchly republican candidate against a self-proclaimed conservative Democrat, one who represents a district where more than 40 percent of registered voters are Republicans.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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