Editor's note: All of tonight's U.S. presidential primary races have been called by media outlets. Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Democratic contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and Bernie Sanders is projected to win in Rhode Island. On the GOP side, Donald Trump is projected to win all five states. - Stephanie
Editor's note: The Connecticut Democratic primary is the only remaining contest that media outlets have not called tonight. With 46 percent reporting, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton, 50-48 percent, in the state according to AP. Clinton is projected to win Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Sanders is projected to win Rhode Island. In the GOP race, Donald Trump is projected to take all five states. - Stephanie
Editor's note: Donald Trump is projected to win all five of tonight's Republican primaries. Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Democratic primaries in Delaware and Maryland, but no calls have been made yet in the party's Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island contests. - Stephanie
Editor's note: NBC News said it projects Republican Donald Trump won Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut "by a significant margin." The network had the same characterization for Democrat Hillary Clinton's win in Maryland. The race between Clinton and Bernie Sanders has not been called in Pennsylvania, where the most Democratic delegates are at stake Tuesday night. We're also watching results from Delaware and Rhode Island. - Stephanie
Upcoming: Primary polls close in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island at 8 p.m. ET. We'll be watching the results and will stream the Democratic and Republican candidates' speeches.
Maryland state Sen. Catherine Pugh's mayoral campaign blames misunderstanding for upset Baltimore workers; some residents damaged vehicles outside her campaign headquarters after being told no jobs available - Baltimore Sun
Editor's note: Five Northeastern states – Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – vote today in their respective presidential primaries; the Democrats have the biggest bounty of the day with 462 delegates, while Republicans will hand out 172. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is poised to sweep all five states, while Democrat Hillary Clinton is favored to win most or all of Tuesday's contests. Also in Maryland, a dozen Democratic candidates are competing to replace Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who opted not to run for re-election in the wake of last year's Freddie Gray protests, saying she wanted to spend the remainder of her term "focused on the city's future." State Sen. Catherine Pugh currently leads the race, according to recent polling. We'll be following these races and more all day, so be sure to follow our feed for the latest updates. - Rebecca
Maryland/ˈmɛrᵻlənd/ is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. It has three occasionally used nicknames: the Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.
One of the original Thirteen Colonies, Maryland is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America, when it was formed in the early 17th century as an intended refuge for persecuted Catholics from England by George Calvert. George Calvert was the first Lord Baltimore and the first English proprietor of the then-Maryland colonial grant. Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.
Maryland is one of the smallest states in terms of area, as well as one of the most densely populated states with nearly 6 million residents. With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., and a highly diversified economy spanning manufacturing, services, and biotechnology, Maryland has the highest median household income of any state.
The state is officially claimed to be named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England and mother of Charles II and James II.