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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

July 12, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

MED-SLEEP APNEA

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. It’s been his routine since he was diagnosed with a condition called sleep apnea. While it helps, he doesn’t like wearing the mask. “It’s like an octopus has clung to my face,” said Blumstein, 70, of Annandale, Virginia. “I just want to sleep once in a while without that feeling.” By Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 1,240 words, photos, video.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST

RICHMOND, Va. — An organizer of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence in Virginia last summer has agreed to “actively discourage” armed paramilitary activity at any future rallies in Charlottesville. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NEWSPRINT MILL REOPENING: A Virginia newsprint manufacturing mill is set to reopen, a year after it closed.

— LOTTERY PROFITS: Virginia’s state-owned lottery program had its best year on record with profits topping $600 million for the first time.

— FOIA TRAINING: Four free training sessions will be offered to help citizens, media representatives and public employees learn more about gaining access to public records under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

VOTER REGISTRATION ERROR

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers hold a hearing on computer problems that could have caused voter registration errors for about 80,000 voters. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WEALTH

WASHINGTON — The vetting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is just beginning, but his public financial disclosures make one thing clear: He’s not as wealthy as many already on the high court. By Michael R. Blood and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 480 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— SHOT ANSWERING DOOR: Prosecutors say three Delaware men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Massachusetts teen shot while answering the front door of his home last year.

— MISSIONARIES-HAITI FUEL PROTESTS: A Delaware church group that was stranded in Haiti during a mission trip has returned to the U.S.

— COMPTROLLER-UNPAID TAXES LIST: Maryland’s comptroller says 20 individuals and 25 businesses owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.

— MARYLAND PRISON CONSPIRACY: Maryland authorities say nine people, including a former correctional officer, have pleaded guilty for their roles in a bribery conspiracy at a state prison.

— BALTIMORE POLICE-PATROL: Baltimore’s acting police commissioner is assigning 115 more officers to work patrol shifts in an effort to reduce crime.

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SPORTS:

BBO--PHILLIES-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies face the Baltimore Orioles, who are last in AL East, in the makeup of a May 15 rainout. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:05 p.m. ET.

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