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Baltimore’s new mayor set to be sworn in at low-key event

"I am not afraid to do the right thing over the popular thing," says Brandon Scott, Baltimore's new mayor. "This is about saving lives. Nothing more, nothing less." (AP File Photo)

With youthful energy and hopeful rhetoric, Baltimore’s newly elected mayor will assume office Tuesday, ushering in a new generation of leadership trying to move the city beyond what many say has been decades of stagnation and backsliding. But Democrat Brandon ...

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Baltimore mayoral inauguration expected to be low-key event

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Council President Brandon Scott speaks during a viewing service for the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Scott has won the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor. The victory on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, exactly a week after the election was held, puts Scott in a strong position to be the next mayor of the struggling city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

With the coronavirus pandemic greatly limiting indoor and outdoor public events, the inauguration of Baltimore Mayor-elect Brandon Scott next month is expected to be a low-key event. Scott’s chief of staff, Michael Huber, told The Baltimore Sun that Scott is thinking of ...

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Baltimore is on pace to record at least 300 killings in 2020

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore is on pace to record at least 300 killings for the sixth straight year. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the grim bench mark is leaving the city’s political, civic and law enforcement leaders searching ...

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Fair housing groups: Redfin ‘redlines’ minority communities

Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, poses for a photo in her office, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Washington. Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit filed Oct. 29, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities _ a type of “digital redlining” that has depressed home values and exacerbated historic injustice in the housing market. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers and sellers in minority communities — a type of digital redlining that has depressed home values and exacerbated historic injustice in the housing market.

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Maryland election officials questioned on primary problems

"We are committed to making the changes needed and ensuring that the mistakes are not repeated because we want to have a very successful November election," says Maryland Elections Administrator Linda Lamone. (File Photo)

Maryland election officials faced criticism Tuesday from lawmakers who questioned them about problems with the state's mostly mail-in primary, at a hearing to explore ways to make mail-in voting trouble free in November if it's required again by the virus outbreak.

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