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US reps discuss Baltimore's violent crime with city leaders

Photo taken from Sen. Ben Cardin's Twitter page

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's congressional delegation has met with Baltimore's leadership over ways to reduce violent crime in the city.

Baltimore is among just over a dozen U.S. localities targeted by a White House plan aimed at curbing gun violence.

Baltimore is on track so far this year to record more than 300 annual homicides for the seventh year in a row.

Maryland’s biggest city has made scant progress stemming high rates of bloodshed that began in a 2015 surge and hasn’t abated.

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At City Hall, Sen. Ben Cardin said there are no simple answers.

He said the federal delegation will work in partnership with Baltimore’s leaders on the issue.

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