Catholic Charity in Wheaton Changes Name; Ben Carson’s Legacy Shifts in Baltimore; Phone Booth Baby Will Meet Maryland Mother

Catholic Charity in Wheaton Changes Name; Ben Carson’s Legacy Shifts in Baltimore; Phone Booth Baby Will Meet Maryland Mother

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Following sex abuse allegations, Catholic charity changes name

The Cardinal McCarrick Center in Wheaton has changed its name to the Catholic Charities Center. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigned July 28, after allegations surfaced he abused minors and adult seminarians, according to The New York Times. [MyMCMedia]

In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

The portrait of Dr. Ben Carson that used to hang in the hallway at Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore has come down, as his work as HUD secretary in the Trump administration has complicated his legacy in the city and “left a substantial segment of the community scratching their heads.” [WTOP]

More time at citizenship classes as waits get longer

The months that Yeslis Martínez has spent in a Gaithersburg citizenship class have grown longer, as the processing time for a citizenship application has grown to more than 10 months nationally. The wait times in immigrant-heavy jurisdictions such as Maryland and D.C. have grown to 16 or 17 months. [Washington Post]

Bowie man gets life for brutal attack on Gaithersburg woman

Kittrell Budd was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Cheryl McCally on Friday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Prosecutors said Budd stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the neck and face during an attack that also required treatment for several broken bones and a spinal injury. [WTOP]

Police investigating shots fired at Piney Branch house

Montgomery County police are investigating a shooting on Aug. 3, when a gun was fired into an occupied home in the Piney Branch area. Police said the shots were fired by a passenger in a gold or tan-colored SUV. No one was injured. [WDVM]

Phone booth baby will meet Maryland mother

Steve Dennis was abandoned in an Ohio phone booth 64 years ago. A DIY DNA kit recently helped him find his mother, an 85-year-old woman in Baltimore. [Washington Post]

Lower temps, cloudy skies

Temperatures are lower today, expected to hit a high of only 79 degrees, but a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Things will get even cooler overnight, 70 degrees.

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