Historic impeachment hearings are set to begin, with GOP and Democrats pushing dueling messages on Trump’s conduct

The House will begin the public phase of its impeachment inquiry Wednesday with Democrats and Republicans prepared to offer competing narratives of whether President Trump inappropriately pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, during televised hearings that could determine the fate of his presidency. (Wash. Post)

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Baltimore to stop taking public housing applications, citing average 5-year delay for those on wait list

Baltimore’s public housing authority announced Tuesday that it will cease accepting applications from residents, citing more than 14,000 applications on a wait list and an average wait time of more than five years. Residents have until Dec. 20 to apply for public housing before the housing authority stops taking the applications, the authority said in a release. (Balt. Sun)

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Mayor Jack Young Calls Recent Violent Incidents Involving Teenagers ‘Unacceptable’

A brutal attack, a shooting outside of a school, and a stabbing next to the Inner Harbor- three violent attacks, and police say what they all have in common is that teenagers are involved. The picture of a badly beaten 52-year-old man in the emergency room is circulating on social media. According to the police report, the attack happened last Tuesday night. The victim was taking a shortcut through New Hope Circle when 15 teens surrounded him. He is now recovering at Shock Trauma. (WJZ-TV)

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Van Hollen, Cardin, Hoyer, Announce Funding To Assist Low-Income Families In Anne Arundel County With Home Repair

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen, Ben Cardin and Representative Steny Hoyer, announced $59,784 in federal funding for Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County. Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County is a nonprofit organization that repairs homes for low-income residents in need. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Housing Preservation Grants program, will be used by RTAAC to repair and rehabilitate the homes of low- and very-low-income residents in Anne Arundel County. (WJZ-TV)

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Says ‘There’s No Merit’ To Conservative Watchdog Group’s IRS Complaint

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings announced her run for her late husband’s congressional seat Tuesday, and also addressed claims about her and her late husband potentially benefitting from her non-profit. She was the subject of an IRS complaint from a conservative group, alleging she benefitted illegally from her non-profit. “I’ll be willing to stand before anyone and refute those claims,” She said at a press conference announcing her run. (WJZ-TV)

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Maya Cummings Stands By Gov. Hogan "Dog Whistle, White Nationalist" Comment

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Maryland 7th District Rep. Elijah Cummings, announced on Monday she will run for the seat held by her late husband. During a campaign kickoff event Tuesday, Cummings stood by March statements in which she said Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, outed himself as a "dog whistle white nationalist." (WBAL)

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At Baltimore convention, first Hispanic elected to lead U.S. Catholic bishops

Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday in Baltimore as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “I’m humbled by your support,” said Gómez, whose predominantly Hispanic archdiocese of 4 million Catholics is the largest in the United States. “I think it is a blessing for the Latino community.” (Balt. Sun)

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Democrats’ wins could help bring down Confederate statues

An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades. Members of the new legislative majority say they plan to revive proposals to make it easier to remove the public displays honoring Civil War soldiers and generals in a state that was home to two Confederate capitals. (Wash. Post)

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