AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
NORTH CAROLINA-VOTER ID
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republican majorities at the state legislature have twice passed voter ID laws, only to have them blocked each time. Now GOP lawmakers are emboldened after passage of a constitutional amendment to approve another one before Democrats can stop their preferences next year. By Gary D. Robertson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 870 words, photos by 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation’s longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated against African-Americans. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 850 words, photo.
— SUBMARINE MAINTENANCE DELAYS: An audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office says chronic delays in maintaining the U.S. Navy’s attack submarine fleet have cost taxpayers about $1.5 billion since 2008.
— PRISON DISTURBANCE-DELAWARE: The Delaware Department of Correction says another inmate involved in a fatal prison riot last year has died.
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