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In this June 8, 2018, file photo, then-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was scheduled to be sentenced during a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Catherine Pugh, former Baltimore mayor, sentenced to 3 years in book scheme

- Associated Press

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children’s books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for the city’s highest office.

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Kweisi Mfume, Democratic nominee for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, raises his fist at a victory party, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Baltimore's problems in focus as primary winners look ahead

- Associated Press

Democrat Kweisi Mfume says that if he regains the seat in Congress he once held in a heavily Democratic Baltimore area district, cutting violent crime in the city and its suburbs will be his top concern.

In this Jan. 27, 2020, photo, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is running for her late husband's congressional seat in a special primary in Maryland, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Md. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, is standing right. Helen Holton, a former Baltimore City Councilwoman, is standing left. AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Decision day in crowded primary for Elijah Cummings' seat

- Associated Press

Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are deciding Tuesday in a crowded special primary who will be their parties' nominees to fill the rest of the late Elijah Cummings' term in Congress.

Senate President Pro Tempore, Sen. Louise Lucas, D-Portsmouth, recognizes a visitor in the gallery as she presides over the Senate at the Capitol, Monday Jan 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Democratic AGs sue to force U.S. to certify ERA ratification

- Associated Press

Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S. government official to force him to recognize Virginia's vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and certify the measure as part of the Constitution.