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

July 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

XGR-CONSTIRUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina legislature returns for an unscheduled session because some Republican leaders are worried about the wording a Democratic-controlled state panel could affix to constitutional amendments on November ballots. By Gary D. Robertson. MOVED: 130 words: UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— ILLEGAL CASINO RAID: North Carolina authorities have raided three casinos they say were illegally operated by the Tuscarora Nation, which lacks federal or state recognition as a Native American tribe.

— RNC 2020-CHARLOTTE: A report by The Charlotte Observer on closed-door city council meetings shows how close the North Carolina city came to turning away the Republican National Convention.

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VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A court hearing on Jason Kessler’s attempt to get a permit for a “Unite the Right” event on the anniversary of a deadly white supremacist rally. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS-VIRGINIA CANDIDATE: Federal prosecutors say a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia lied about donating more than $700,000 to her campaign.

— SCHOOL SECURITY JOBS: Virginia is making an additional $1.3 million available to cities and counties to fund school resource officer and security officer positions.

— COURBON BARRELS: A company that make barrels for storing bourbon is planning a new $35 million operation in Southwest Virginia.

— LUNG DISEASE STUDY: A Hampton University professor has been awarded another grant to study lung disease.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— ARROW DEATHS-CATS: Two cats have been fatally shot with arrows in Maryland in the last two months, prompting a call for information.

— BROADBAND ACCESS: State officials are touting the important role that broadband technology can play in making Delaware more prosperous and competitive.

— CRIME VICTIMS-FUNDING: Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is making up to $78 million in federal funding available for victims of crime.

— GRANDMOTHER-GIRL KILLED: Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is making up to $78 million in federal funding available for victims of crime.

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