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Review: A timely portrait in ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Jun. 30, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it’s not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while...

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)

Brandon Scott wins Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor

Jun. 9, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — City Council President Brandon Scott, who ran a campaign focused on youthful energy, progressive ideas and experience, has won the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor. He has pledged to tackle longstanding challenges in the city such as gun violence and substance abuse. The victory...

Annie Williams, right, stands in line to vote at one of six in-person voting centers in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. While Maryland's primary was being conducted mostly by mail due to the coronavirus, limited in-person voting was open Tuesday with social distancing guidelines in place. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

Jun. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday. After polls closed, the city’s Board of Elections released mail-in votes received through late last week. But the slim margin of votes between the leading candidates made the race too close for...

Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., with his wife Tiffany Mfume, back center, is joined by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., left, following a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony conducted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Washington. Baltimore Democrat Kweisi Mfume was sworn-in as Maryland's newest congressman succeeding the late Elijah Cummings. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Mfume wins Democratic primary for full term in House

Jun. 3, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Kweisi Mfume won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday for a full term in the U.S. House seat once held by Elijah Cummings. Mfume will run in November's general election against Kimberly Klacik, the Republican candidate whom he handily defeated in a special election in April...

Mfume wins Democratic primary for U.S. House seat once held by Elijah Cummings, defeating nearly 20 challengers

Jun. 2, 2020 11:44 PM EDT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mfume wins Democratic primary for U.S. House seat once held by Elijah Cummings, defeating nearly 20 challengers.
This  photo combo shows, from left, Baltimore Mayor Bernard

Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary

May. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s most consequential election in a generation is set to take place next week, when voters will be looking for a leader who can rein in violent crime, address entrenched poverty and restore steadily eroding trust in local government. Although Tuesday's election is a...