More MD Voters Could Be Affected By Primary Glitch, SCOTUS Upholds Travel Ban

Thousands More Voters Could Be Affected By Primary Glitch

As Marylanders head to the polls to vote in today’s primary, there is news that more voters than initially reported have been affected by an MVA registration glitch. As many as 80-thousand voters will have to cast provisional ballots – more than the earlier estimate of 19-thousand because address and party affiliation changes made through the MVA weren’t submitted for processing. When the affected voters show up at the polls today, their correct information will not be in the books and they will have to cast a provisional ballot that will be counted no earlier than July 5th.

SCOTUS Upholds Travel Ban

(Washington, DC) — President Trump has his first-ever Supreme Court victory. After 15 months of legal battles, the High Court voted 5-4 today to uphold the President’s travel ban. The ban limits travel and immigration from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela. It lifts restrictions on visitors from Sudan. The policy was challenged by several states. The President took his reaction to Twitter, saying in all caps “SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN.” He then adds “Wow!”

FDA Greenlights First-Ever Marijuana-Based Drug

The first-ever pharmaceutical drug made of marijuana is moving forward with the FDA’s blessing. It’s called epidiolex and can be used to treat rare forms of epilepsy when paired with other pharmaceuticals. The drug is made from cannabidiol, which does not produce a high. Epidiolex will be on the market in the fall.

“Black Panther” Artifacts Heading To Smithsonian

The Smithsonian is immortalizing the record-breaking film “Black Panther.” The National Museum of African-American History and Culture is adding items from the runaway blockbuster to its collection. They include the vibranium suit Chadwick Boseman wore in the title role. Other items are an autographed full shooting script of the film, two pages on an early script, and 24 behind-the-scenes photos shot during production. “Black Panther” has earned more than one and-a-half billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts since its release in February.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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