Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings, will seek his seat in Congress

Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, is running for her husband’s seat, arguing Monday she is the best option to carry out his legacy and continue his vision. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Thiru Vignarajah Releases 20-Point ‘End The Bloodshed’ Crime Plan

Former Maryland Deputy Attorney General and Baltimore mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah Monday unveiled a 20-point plan he says will help him achieve his pledge of lowering the city’s homicide rate to below 200 within three years. The plan, which Vignarajah is calling “End the Bloodshed,” would create two new positions at city hall, a public advocate and a deputy mayor for public safety. (WJZ-TV)

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Sen. Jill P. Carter to make ‘special announcement’ about congressional run next week

State Sen. Jill P. Carter says she will make a “special announcement” next week as she considers running for Maryland’s 7th District congressional seat after the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings. Carter, a West Baltimore Democrat, has launched a JillCarterForCongress.Com website and will hold her event at historic Bon Air Manor in Ellicott City on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. (Balt. Sun)

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As 2020 census approaches, Wicomico funds at risk without full count

With 2020 around the corner, communities across the nation are working to prepare citizens for the upcoming census count taken each decade. This year, leaders in Wicomico County are pushing for a more accurate population count. Salisbury's Haitian community, a large minority group in the area, says it has been miscounted in past data. For that reason, community members  also have a vested in ensuring accurate representation. (Delmarva)

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Republican who sparked Trump’s criticism of Elijah Cummings and Baltimore announces run for his seat in Congress

The Baltimore County Republican official whose social media posts about trash in West Baltimore prompted President Trump to verbally attack Rep. Elijah E. Cummings says she’s running for the late Democratic congressman’s seat. Kimberly Klacik, 37, who runs a nonprofit organization and is a member of a county Republican Central Committee, said she will file for the special election in the 7th Congressional District, a seat Cummings held for more than two decades. (Wash. Post)

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Hispanic immigrant in line to lead US Catholic bishops as clergy convenes in Baltimore

Clergy sex abuse is once again on the agenda as U.S. Catholic bishops meet this week — but so is a potentially historic milestone: Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, an immigrant from Mexico, is widely expected to win election as the first Hispanic president of the bishops' national conference. (Balt. Sun)

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DACA Case Heads to Supreme Court Tuesday

Can President Trump put an end to legal protections for a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States years ago as children? The U.S. Supreme Court will consider that question Tuesday – and its answer will determine the fates of hundreds of thousands of young adults across the country. (Md. Matters)

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Body Cam Video To Be Released From Police-Involved Shooting That Killed A Suspect At Baltimore Rite Aid

The body-worn camera video from a police-involved shooting on October 30 is set to be released Tuesday during a press conference with the Public Integrity Bureau, Baltimore Police announced Monday. The presser will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. An armed suspect was shot and killed on October 30 outside of a Rite-Aid in north Baltimore, injuring two police officers in the process. The officers received minor injuries are being treated for their injuries. They were reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation. (WJZ-TV)

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