AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, MD
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TODAY’S TOP STORIES
SOUTHERN POLITICS CHANGING
ATLANTA— The Solid South is no more. A century of rule by “Southern Democrats” followed by a generation of Republican domination is evolving into something more complex. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.
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.
— TEEN FATAL SHOOTING: North Carolina authorities have arrested two people in connection to the fatal shooting of a teenager.
CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of an Ohio man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after the start of jury selection.
— AMAZON-HOUSING COSTS: Leaders of Alexandria, Virginia, say Amazon’s area headquarters likely won’t cause unbearably high housing prices and rental rates.
DELAWARE BRIDGE-GAS LEAK
PENNSVILLE, N.J. — A Delaware bridge shut down in both directions by a gas leak Sunday evening, bringing traffic on a major East Coast artery to a standstill on one of the busiest travel days of the year, has reopened. SENT: 440 words, photo.
— RAILROAD TRACKS-FATALITY: Police have identified a Virginia woman who was killed when she was thrown from a vehicle stuck on railroad tracks in Maryland.
— ATTACK ON OFFICER-TV SERIES: Body camera video from a 2016 knife attack on a suburban Cincinnati police officer will be featured on a new television series.
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