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

April 9, 2019

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.

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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA-MEDICAID

Some North Carolina House Republicans are expected on Tuesday to pitch again their idea to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of uninsured people. By GARY ROBERTSON. UPCOMING: By 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ McCABE-DUKE UNIVERSITY: The fired FBI acting director promoting a new book highly critical of President Donald Trump will discuss the threats facing the United States during an appearance in North Carolina.

_ INTERSTATE 40-POTHOLE PATCHES: The North Carolina Department of Transportation is targeting potholes on a stretch of Interstate 40 for repairs.

_ WALTER JONES JR-GOP FORUM: More than a dozen Republicans seeking to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. are making their case to party activists in northeastern North Carolina at a special meeting.

_ IRISH DANCE COMPETITION: A North Carolina city is finishing preparations to host a worldwide competition for Irish dancing starting this weekend.

_ REPUBLICAN CONVENTION CEO: A recent top Trump administration manager has been named the chief executive of the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

_ WALKING DEAD SPINOFF: A new spinoff from the hit zombie TV show “The Walking Dead” is set to film in Virginia.

_ VIRGINIA POLITICS=BLACKFACE: A law firm may soon finish its probe into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

_ HAZING-FRATERNITY SUSPENDED _ A fraternity at a Virginia university has been suspended for five years after an investigation showed that hazing resulted in a pledge seeking treatment at a hospital.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

TRUCK ATTACK-PLOT

GREENBELT, Md. A detention hearing is scheduled for a Maryland man who authorities say plotted to ram a stolen U-Haul truck into pedestrians at a popular tourist destination just outside the nation’s capital. Hearing is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN. UPCOMING.

IN BRIEF:

_ WILMINGTON SHOOTING: The city of Wilmington, Delaware, has ordered the temporary closure of a corner store near where six people were shot and wounded on Sunday.

_ NAVAL ACADEMY-CHAPEL DOME: The United States Naval Academy’s iconic chapel dome, whose patina has turned green with age, is set to be replaced with a shiny new version.

_ TOBACCO RESTRICTIONS: Lawmakers in Delaware’s have scheduled a vote on a bill raising the legal age to buy tobacco products in Delaware from 18 to 21.

_ HOUSING DECLINE-MARYLAND: Almost a third of public housing inspections in Maryland have resulted in failing health and safety scores. An analysis of federal data by The Associated Press shows that’s the worst performance in the country.

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