Baltimore-Area District Pushes Back against Trump Comments

While parts of Maryland's 7th Congressional District have struggled with poverty and crime, it also includes more affluent areas and Baltimore landmarks such as Johns Hopkins University and its hospital, the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — As Latoya Peoples painted a mural with high school-age students in Baltimore, she was determined not to let President Donald Trump’s recent tweets about the city “sink in too much.” Peoples was in Sandtown-Winchester, the West Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray grew up years before his death in police custody in 2015 prompted a racial uprising. Now Baltimore is in the spotlight again, this time because of the president’s recent attacks on…

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