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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD

August 7, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@ap.org. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA-BALLOT BATTLE

RALEIGH, N.C. — A judge is ready to listen to arguments about how many constitutional amendments should be on North Carolina ballots this fall. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

NASCAR-FRANCE ARRESTED

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. — NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced on Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his arrest in the Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED: Police say an 18-year-old pregnant woman was shot and killed at a North Carolina home.

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VIRGINIA

CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Last summer’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that left a woman dead and dozens more injured proved to be a watershed moment, both for a fringe alt-right movement that appears to be reeling, and the city itself. In the year since, many residents say the wounds haven’t healed and others say the violence has laid bare a disagreement about deeper issues of race and economic inequality and what should be done to move forward. By Michael Kunzelman and Sarah Rankin. UPCOMING: 1,030 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. —One day after coming face-to-face in federal court with his longtime boss, Rick Gates returns to the witness stand as the government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. By Chad Day and Matthew Barakat. SENT: 940 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— SEALIFT CONTRACT: A New Orleans company has a five-year Military Sealift Command contract worth up to $49 million.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

CHESAPEAKE BAY-DEBRIS CONCERNS

BALTIMORE — A panel representing the six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed meets after heavy rains sent debris downstream and brought criticism from Maryland officials about pollution originating in upstream states. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 4:30 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— LLC INVESTIGATION PETITION: Civic groups in Delaware are pushing for the reform of the state’s popular system for limited liability companies.

— BICYCLIST ASSAULTED: A Delaware man is accused of assaulting a bicyclist in a road rage incident.

— OVERDOSE-PROSTITUTION: Police in Delaware say a man was caring for a child when he agreed to pay a woman for sex and then overdosed.

— BUS DRIVER-CHILD SEX CRIME: A Maryland school bus driver is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old while transporting students receiving special education services.

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