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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL FUNDING LAWSUIT: North Carolina school districts are set to sue for hundreds of millions of dollars a court previously ruled was owed them.

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VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said as they laid out their case against the former Trump campaign chairman. By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 840 words, photo, video, audio.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE CHIEF INVESTIGATION: A Virginia police chief will be reinstated following the conclusion of a yearlong investigation into allegations of misconduct.

— MINE SAFETY-MEETINGS: The federal agency that oversees mining safety is holding public stakeholder meetings in six states, including West Virginia.

— EMERGENCY ROOMS-COMMUNICATION: Virginia has launched a new program connecting all emergency rooms to a new program designed to streamline and speed up doctors' access to patient information.

— PLANT CLOSING: A southwest Virginia company that manufactures compressors for products like refrigeration units and air conditioners is shutting down its plant in Bristol, a move that's expected to result in the loss of 470 jobs.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

US-KOREA-WAR REMAINS-ID PROCESS

HONOLULU — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. The remains are believed to belong to servicemen from the U.S. and other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. during the Korean War. By Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 560 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— BALTIMORE POLICE-RECRUITMENT: Baltimore officials want to attract "millennial, local, minority, female" candidates to fill 90 officer vacancies in its troubled police department.

— DRUNK WOMAN-BRIDGE: Police say a "very drunk" woman jumped from a drawbridge at a Maryland beach town, and was arrested.

— SOUTHWEST-EMERGENCY LANDING: A Southwest Airlines flight with 135 people aboard had to make an emergency landing at Baltimore's international airport.

— GUCCI ROBBERY: Police in a Washington suburb say a group of robbers assaulted two store employees and made off with up to $30,000 in Gucci items.

— TEACHERS UNION-PRESIDENT: Maryland's leading teachers union is getting a new president.

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