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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA SENATE — Virginia Republicans have nominated a polarizing candidate known for taking personal potshots at his opponents and agitating aggressively for the preservation of Confederate monuments as their party tries to maintain its control of Congress. By Alan Suderman and Bill Barrow. SENT: 780 words. AP Photos.

CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME — The annual baseball game between congressional Republicans and Democrats carries special significance, coming on the first anniversary of the ball-field shooting that almost killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. SENT: 930 words, photo. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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FORMER DELEGATE DEATH — Virginia authorities say a former Republican state delegate who resigned his House seat for health reasons eight years ago has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

LAWYER-DISCIPLINARY HEARING — A Richmond lawyer who was found guilty of professional misconduct is appealing the revocation of his law license.

HOOD SURFING DEATH — Virginia State Police say a 15-year-old boy is dead after attempting a dangerous automobile stunt known as "hood surfing."

NEW GRANTS — A new panel of state officials and business leaders has approved a new grant to help train Virginians in making wine, cider, craft beer and hard liquor.

WATER PROJECTS-FUNDING — Virginia's U.S. senators say nearly $56 million in new federal funding has been allocated for water infrastructure improvements in Hampton Roads, Richmond and on the Eastern Shore.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, a ruling that could affect other states, including Delaware. Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polling places and prevents voter intimidation. But the justices ruled that the state's law is too broad, violating the free speech clause of the First Amendment. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 460 words.

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CLEAN AIR-MARYLAND LAWSUIT — A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland's request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland's air quality problems.

CAB-HIT AND RUN — Baltimore police are searching for a cab driver involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a 10-year-old in critical condition.

XGR-GUN CONTROL — House lawmakers in Delaware are poised to cast what could be the final vote on a bill banning bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.

EARLY VOTING-MARYLAND — Early voting began Thursday for Maryland's June 26 primary elections.

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SPORTS

FBN-RAVENS-SUGGS — Terrell Suggs is 35 years old and still having a blast playing football, so expect plenty of quips and sacks from Baltimore's tenacious linebacker as he prepares for his 16th NFL season. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo by 3 p.m.

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