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AP-MD--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 1:30 pm, MD

July 13, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 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. Maryland-Delaware News Editor Amanda Kell can be reached at 410-837-8315 or akell@ap.org.

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VIRGINIA

IMMIGRATION-BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS

SAN ANTONIO — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. By Martha Mendoza and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,070 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— GIANT HOGWEED INJURY: A Virginia teen is recovering from serious burns received after brushing against a plant during a landscaping job and experts hope a plant sample will confirm whether it was a toxic weed first confirmed in the state last month.

— AIRPORT SHOOTING-FLORIDA: A new lawsuit claims a detective’s retirement party got in the way of security before a 2017 shooting that killed six people at a Florida airport.

— PROFESSOR SLASHED: A woman has been sentenced to one year in prison for slashing her former psychology professor with a box cutter.

— VIRGINIA SLOGAN: For almost half a century, Virginia has used “Virginia is for Lovers” as a slogan to promote tourism in the state. So when state tourism officials noticed an online retailer using “Virginia is for Gun Lovers,” they weren’t pleased.

— CHARLOTTESVILLE ANNIVERSARY RALLY: Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, say the city is preparing for a worst-case scenario for the August 12 anniversary of a deadly white supremacist rally.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

POLICE-RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has dismissed claims against the state of Maryland in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Pocomoke City police officer. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR TUNNELS

NEWARK, N.J. — A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— NEWSPAPER SHOOTING-SUSPECT’S MAIL: Maryland prosecutors have asked a detention center for copies of all mail to and from the man charged in the shootings of five Capital Gazette employees.

— WEST NILE-DELAWARE: Officials say they’ve detected West Nile virus in wild birds for the first time this year, and it’s earlier than usual.

— STATE RETIREES-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: Maryland officials have announced prescription drug help for retired state employees.

— SHOT ANSWERING DOOR: One of three Delaware men charged in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts teen on the doorstep of his own home has been held without bail.

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-TRIAL: A Delaware judge is set to render a verdict in the trial of a man charged in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian walking his dog.

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SPORTS:

BBA--RANGERS-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — The Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles open a three-game series matching a pair of last-place teams staggering toward the All-Star break. By Todd Karpovich. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

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