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  Kweisi Mfume is officially a U.S. Congressman once again. 

On Tuesday, the Democrat was sworn in to Congress by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to represent Maryland’s 7th congressional district through the rest of this year. 

“We’re very honored to have the Maryland Delegation... and all of us to welcome Rep. Mfume back to the House of Representatives, where he served with such distinction,” Pelosi said. “We look forward to again welcoming him when we’re all together, hopefully in a short period of time.”

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Former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, III, known locally as “Young Tommy” because he was the son of former Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., passed away Sunday from complications of a stroke. He was 90.

WYPR’s senior news analyst emeritus Fraser Smith returned to our studios today to join news director Joel McCord to talk about “Young Tommy.”