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New York Judge Approves New Maps for August Primaries

Representatives Jerry Nadler, right, and Carolyn Maloney outside the US Capitol.

Representatives Jerry Nadler, right, and Carolyn Maloney outside the US Capitol.

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Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- Democrats in New York will face new challenges from Republicans and be drawn into interparty battles under new redistricting maps released late Friday.

A rural judge approved the maps that will replace earlier maps that courts found violated the state's Constitution and set political district boundaries in New York over the next decade, giving Democrats less of an edge in their quest for control of the U.S. House than they originally hoped.