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Elijah Cummings

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On October 17, 2019
The Baltimore congressman and Head of the House Oversight Committee has died: Elijah E. Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Maryland who gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House, his calming effect on anti-police riots in Baltimore, and his forceful opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump, died early […]
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