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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

US-CHINA TARIFFS-STATES

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm for the region's economy. By Andrew DeMillo. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— STATE SEXUAL ASSAULTS: Iowa State University has paid $125,000 to settle two lawsuits brought by a former university administrator who accused the school of blocking her efforts to investigate sexual assault reports.

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VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses and college campuses fell almost daily for weeks after a speeding car killed a woman and injured dozens Aug. 12, 2017. At least 30 Confederate monuments were uprooted in the past year. Many more Confederate monuments remain standing, in part because seven Southern states have laws protecting them. By Russ Bynum. UPCOMING: 950 words. AP Photo. AP Video.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. —The questioning of Paul Manafort's protege was confrontational and personal: Manafort's lawyer hammered Rick Gates about his own crimes, an extramarital affair and a guilty plea with prosecutors that may spare him severe punishment. By Eric Tucker, Matthew Barakat and Chad Day. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.

AMAZON-WHOLE FOODS-PICKUP

NEW YORK — Amazon, known for bringing items to shoppers' homes, is adding a curbside pickup option at Whole Foods for Prime members. By Joseph Pisani. SENT: 240 words.

IN BRIEF:

— AMBER ALERT-SUSPECT ARRESTED: Police say the man accused of abducting a Virginia woman and a grandchild has been arrested, but the victims remain missing.

— NORTHAM JOBS: A manufacturer of copper fittings plans a $14 million expansion in the Shenandoah Valley that officials say will create 30 new jobs.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

CLOSE TO THE SUN

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 110 words, photos, video. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— SECURITY GUARD-SHOOTING: Police say a grocery store security guard was grazed by a bullet in Maryland.

— DRIVING TEST ARREST: A Baltimore man who went in for a driving test left under arrest when police say marijuana, cash and a gun were found in his car.

— HORSE STRUCK: A national park says a member of its herd was hit by a car on Maryland's Eastern Shore near Virginia.

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