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Catherine Pugh sworn in as Baltimore's 50th mayor

Catherine Pugh sworn in as Baltimore's 50th mayor

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh made unity the central focus of her inauguration Tuesday. The Democrat was surrounded on stage by leaders from across the state, including Republicans and a past rival.

Pugh, 66, vowed to be "a mayor for all" who will channel investment into long-neglected communities, work to reduce crime and foster thriving schools.

"We understand that downtowns are really important, but so are uptowns and neighborhoods from east to west, north to south," she said. "Every neighborhood deserves to be the greatest."

The former city councilwoman and state senator faces a series of challenges as Baltimore's 50th...

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