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West Maryland? A Secessionist Movement Brewing In The Free State

It was roughly 150 years ago that a group of Virginia counties broke off from the Old Dominion to form their own state: West Virginia. Now there's a movement underway in Western Maryland for counties to do the same. Activists behind Maryland's secession movement say the politics and culture in Annapolis don't reflect their region. We explore the issues and learn about similar debates taking place across the country.

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