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Convicted Robocaller Violates Probation With Plan To Run For Maryland Senate

In Maryland, a judge has ruled that a political consultant convicted in a robocall conspiracy violated his probation by filing to run for state Senate.

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Emanuel Brown says Julius Henson must serve four months for the probation violation. Brown suspended his order for 30 days so Henson can appeal.

Henson filed to run for a Baltimore state Senate seat back on Feb. 20th. He served a 30-day jail term in 2012 after being convicted of conspiracy for the robocalls made on Election Day in 2010. He was also sentenced to three years of probation.

Prosecutors alleged the robocalls, made to about 110,000 Democratic voters in Baltimore and Prince George's County, were aimed at keeping black voters from the polls during Maryland's gubernatorial election.

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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What Should We Call This Kind of Presidential Campaign, Anyway?

One can easily imagine Hillary Clinton having some affinity with the "front porch" style campaign of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle stopping" style that came next.
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