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Pennsylvania court issues new congressional map that could boost Democrats

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf threw out the GOP-drawn map last week. Photo: Getty Images

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a new congressional district map on Monday, replacing the prior GOP-drawn maps ahead of the state's May primaries. The court threw out the old district maps in January, saying they were gerrymandered.

  • What to watch: Pennsylvania has 18 seats in the House that are currently held by 13 Republicans and 5 Democrats. Now, Democrats "have a great shot to win 8 to 11 of PA's 18 seats in November. Under a truly partisan-blind compact map, maybe 7 to 10. Under old GOP map, maybe 6 to 9," Cook Political Report's Dave Wasserman says.
  • The bottom line: Republicans will detest this map because it tips several districts that had favored Republican toward the Democrats. Democrats will likely say that's only right, because the old map was so unfair.
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Trump wants to meet Putin in "not too distant future"

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In an Oval Office meeting with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Tuesday, President Trump said he wants to meet Vladimir Putin in the "not too distant future" to discuss the "arms race" and North Korea. Trump also said he spoke with the Russian president earlier today and congratulated him on his recent election victory.

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Shooter dead, 2 injured in Maryland high school shooting

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Students board a school bus in Great Mills, Maryland. Photo: Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Two students are in critical condition following a shooting on Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Maryland, per the AP. A school resource officer "engaged" the shooter, who was confirmed dead by St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The context: This incident comes days before schools across the country participate in the nationwide March for Our Lives demonstrations on Saturday in response to last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.