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Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

A foggy start to the morning commute today, otherwise, it'll be a sunny day with temperatures hitting a high of 52, and a low of 30 overnight. There is a 5 percent chance of precipitation today. Hold your hats! Blustery winds out of the west will reach to 35 mph.

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Get the latest on delays for this morning's commute from baltimoresun.com

FROM LAST NIGHT

The city school systems' five-year high school graduation rate has increased for the fourth straight year, with 73.5 percent of the Class of 2013 graduating, the system announced Tuesday.

Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake dined at Johnny's in Roland Park on Monday evening -- the latest of the Republican's efforts to reach across the aisle to the state's leading Democrats.

Nearly 100 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4, reported AAA Mid-Atlantic.

FROM TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Addressing growing concern over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crabs and other seafood they eat.

Donte Jones, 19, who was accused of shooting a Baltimore police officer Sunday during a traffic stop in West Baltimore, might have remained in jail had a judge denied him bail as prosecutors requested six months ago, when he was arrested on drug and weapons charges.

The Maryland Health Exchange reported that more than 100,000 new and returning customers have signed up for health insurance. To date, there have been no reported glitches in the enrollment procedure.

The Board of Public Works is expected to approve a $28 million contract today to replace Maryland's touch-screen voting system with machines that scan paper ballots, which voters will mark with a pen or pencil.

WHAT'S TRENDING

Pakistan is still reeling from an attack by Taliban militants that killed more than 100 school students. The attack has increased pressure on the government to inflict a tougher military response.

The New York premiere of "The Interview," Sony's comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, has been canceled and one theater chain had scrapped plans to show it after threats from a hacking group.

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Jeb Bush for president in 2016? Adding to the increasing number of potentially candidates, the former Florida governor said earlier this week he will "actively explore" a potential presidential campaign.

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