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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

—WILD HORSES-BIRTH: A herd of wild horses in North Carolina that has suffered a stretch of deaths and banishments has welcomed a new foal.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

BIDEN 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,170 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL CLOSURES-HOT WEATHER: Baltimore schools began the calendar year with widespread heating outages that left classrooms freezing, and are poised to begin the school year with classrooms ill-equipped to handle extreme heat.

— BALTIMORE-FOSTER CHILDREN: Attorneys representing Baltimore's foster children say the city's social services department is illegally keeping children in offices overnight, 30 years after entering into a federal consent decree over treatment of foster children.

— SCHOOL METAL DETECTORS: An official with Maryland's largest public school system says metal detectors may be added to student entrances.

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