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

May 7, 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

IN BRIEF:

_ NORTH CAROLINA DISPUTED ELECTION _ Many of the 10 Republicans who want to be North Carolina’s newest U.S. House member plan to discuss their differences.

_ PEOPLE-SCOTT AVETT _ The North Carolina Museum of Art will host the first solo museum exhibition of the art of Scott Avett, a member of the musical group The Avett Brothers.

_ MARINE-DROWNING-NORTH CAROLINA _ Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a Camp Lejeune Marine has drowned.

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VIRGINIA

CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING LAWSUIT

Survivors and family members of nine people killed in a racist attack at a South Carolina church are asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit against the FBI over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used in the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday. By DENISE LAVOIE. UPCOMING:

IN BRIEF:

_ VIRGINIA TECH - FRESHMAN CLASS _ Virginia Tech expects to welcome its largest freshman class this fall.

_ SLAYINGS ARREST-ETHIOPIA _ A 24-year-old man wanted in the 2016 slayings of two northern Virginia residents has been arrested in Ethiopia and extradited to Virginia on murder charges.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

COAST GUARD LIEUTENANT-HIT LIST

A Coast Guard lieutenant labeled a domestic terrorist by prosecutors is due back in court for a hearing to weigh the conditions of his possible pretrial release from federal custody. The detention hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN. SENT: 631 words.

PRISON DISBURBANCE -DELAWARE

The prosecution’s star witness, a convicted murderer serving life in prison, takes the stand in the trial of a fellow inmate charged in a fatal prison riot in Delaware. By RANDALL CHASE. UPCOMING:

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE TRANSPARENCY _ Officials of a Maryland county are set to vote on a measure designed to increase the transparency of investigations into deaths involving police.

_ XGR-PARENTAL RIGHTS _ Republican lawmakers are again proposing a constitutional amendment protecting parental rights in Delaware.

_ BALTIMORE COUNCIL PRESIDENT _ The Baltimore City Council has unanimously elected Brandon Scott as its president.

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