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BALTIMORE (AP) - More than 1,000 people, including priests, bishops, cardinals, politicians and a representative of Pope Francis paid a final tribute to Cardinal William Keeler, who headed Archdiocese of Baltimore for 18 years.

Some 60 members of Keeler's family also attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon of the former head of the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. He died Thursday at age 86.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - former UK.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski will join the faculty at johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

the university announced Thursday that the 80-year-old Mikulski will stgart nest week as a professor of public policy and an advisor to university leaders

Mikulski was the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress. The Baltimore native representing Maryland in the Senate for 30 years retired earlier this month.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Van Hollen will be sworn in as Maryland's new U.S. senator.

The Democrat will be sworn in with other members of the new Congress on Tuesday.

Van Hollen, who served seven terms in the House, won the seat that opened from the departure of Barbara Mikulski, who retired after serving 30 years in the Senate.

Maryland also will have two new House members who will be sworn in on Tuesday. They are Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin.


Senator Barbara Mikulski told her colleagues that it was time to stop the incivility and partisanship as she gave her farewell address to her colleagues.

Mikulski is leaving Capitol Hill after decades in office including in the House of Representatives and becoming the longest serving woman in congress.

But while she may be leaving her beloved seat in the Senate the Maryland Democrat said she would only be leaving elective office but not public service.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski will be summarizing her service on the Senate floor.

The Maryland Democrat is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Mikulski, who is 80, is retiring after 30 years in the Senate. She is the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress. She was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1976 and has served in the Senate since 1987.

She announced her decision last year not to seek a sixth Senate term.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, won the seat opening after her retirement next month.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen says President-elect Donald Trump has "a great burden" to reach out to Democrats after running an "incredibly divisive campaign."

Van Hollen spoke Wednesday with Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin in Baltimore. Van Hollen won the seat that is opening with Mikulski's retirement after 30 years in the office.

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It’s now President-elect Donald Trump who swept to victory with 289 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 218.

But, the states of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware did go blue giving the Democrat their electoral votes.

Voters React

Maryland Eastern Shore voters told Delmarva Public Radio’s Savanah Hatch there were mixed feeling:

On the Eastern Shore Trump overwhelmingly carried the three Lower Shore Counties of Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset.

Trump campaigned in Worcester County in April of this year.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Regardless of the winners, Tuesday's election promises to significantly alter Delaware's political landscape.

Voters will elect a new congressional representative, a new governor, and new leaders of the state's two largest local governments.

Balloting in House and Senate races also will define the balance of power in the General Assembly, where Republicans are hoping to end years of Democratic rule and regain control of the Senate.

With the retirement of Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski this year another woman is vying for her seat. Republican Delegate Kathy Szeliga is seeking to succeed the longest serving woman on Capitol Hill. But, she is up against Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen who has been a rising star in the House leadership. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush takes a look at her candidacy. 

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This year Senator Barbara Mikulski is retiring after nearly 40 years in congress and becoming the longest serving woman on Capitol Hill. Democrats are eager to continue their control of the seat and have put up Rep. Chris Van Hollen who is running against Republican Delegate Kathy Szeliga this year. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush recently spoke with the Democrat about the race and the issue.