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Baltimore Mayor Expected To Retain Office

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has one last hurdle before she can take office in her own right. The Democrat who assumed the post last year after her predecessor stepped down amid scandal, is favored to win Tuesday's general election in a city where Republicans make up just 10 percent of registered voters, according to the Associated Press.

Rawlings-Blake's challengers include Republican Alfred Griffin III and write-in candidate Armand Girard, who is also a Republican.

Only about 22 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in September's mayoral primary. Turnout is expected to be lower Tuesday.

Voters will also cast ballots for city council members and president. They'll also consider two ballot questions: whether to establish a fund to maintain school facilities and whether to lower the age requirement for city council members from 21 to 18.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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