Trump carries on fight to overturn Pennsylvania's election even as his administration greenlights Biden transition

President Donald Trump's campaign on Monday took its fight to block Pennsylvania from certifying its election results to a federal appeals court, even as his administration agreed to let government agencies prepare for the transition to Joe Biden's administration. The long-shot legal motion before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit came two days after a federal judge issued a scathing ruling that dismissed the campaign's effort to block the state from certifying its results, which show that Biden won the state. (Delmarva)

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COVID Latest: Montgomery County Requiring Masks Outdoors And Indoors, Restricting Gatherings To 10 People Indoors

Montgomery County officials announced Tuesday they will now require masks in all public spaces outdoors, not just when you cannot social distance. County officials tightened coronavirus restrictions as cases are spiking statewide. In addition to requiring masks in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, they are also limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people. (WJZ-TV)

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Avril Haines, Former Baltimore Bookstore Owner, Among President-Elect Biden’s Cabinet Position Picks

President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday his first cabinet position picks. Among them, Avril Haines, the first woman to serve as Director of National Intelligence. Haines has a long career in government service and ties to Baltimore City. Before studying law, Haines came to Baltimore to pursue a Ph.D. in physics at Johns Hopkins University. (WJZ-TV)

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McCray Elected Chair of Baltimore City Senate Delegation

Baltimore City’s state senators elected Sen. Cory V. McCray (D) chairman of their delegation on Friday. McCray’s election comes as one of his best friends, City Council President Brandon M. Scott (D), is set to be sworn in as mayor in two weeks. McCray was already going to be a key ally for Scott in Annapolis, and the new position will only enhance his ability to do so. (Md Matters)

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Trump criticizes Hogan's purchase of South Korean Covid tests. The Md. governor tells Trump to 'Stop golfing and concede.'

President Donald Trump took aim at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday, using his preferred medium of Twitter to criticize his fellow Republican after questions emerged about hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 tests Hogan purchased from a South Korean company in the spring. Hogan wasted little time firing back, telling Trump on Twitter he had to pursue the purchase of tests because the president wasn't doing his job. He also told Trump: “Stop golfing and concede” the presidential election. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Maryland awards $19.3M for local eviction prevention programs amid Covid-19

The state on Monday announced a new round of grants to help stave off evictions in 17 Maryland jurisdictions. Gov. Larry Hogan awarded a total of $19.3 million — including a total of $5 million to Baltimore City and Baltimore County eviction prevention programs — as the economic impact of Covid-19 continues to slam renters throughout the state. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Baltimore County improperly paid 20 employees both pension and salaries, inspector general finds

Baltimore County government has improperly paid at least 20 employees both salaries and pensions at the same time, a new report from the county’s inspector general has found. In total, the county employees were paid more than $2.3 million in salaries through Sept. 30 and more than $1 million in pension benefits through Oct. 1, according to the report released Monday. Most of the employees were hired from 2018 to 2020. (Balt Sun)

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Trump carries on fight to overturn Pennsylvania's election even as his administration green-lights Biden transition

President Donald Trump's campaign on Monday took its fight to block Pennsylvania from certifying its election results to a federal appeals court, even as his administration agreed to let government agencies prepare for the transition to Joe Biden's administration. The long-shot legal motion before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit came two days after a federal judge issued a scathing ruling that dismissed the campaign's effort to block the state from certifying its results, which show that Biden won the state. (USA Today)

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