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

February 6, 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:

_ JAIL-ICE CONTRACT: A North Carolina county’s jail will stop accepting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees when its contract with the federal government ends.

_ COOPER-CONGRESS: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is speaking to members of Congress to urge the federal government to take action on curbing greenhouse emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change.

_ OUTER BANKS CLEANUP: Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina’s Outer Banks asked the public this week to help clean up a shipwreck that spread debris across a mile of beach at Cape Point.

VIRGINIA

BLACKFACE-MEDICAL MISTRUST

NEW YORK — The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page wasn’t the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele. She was especially appalled that the image was published as he was graduating from medical school and about to become a pediatrician. By Deepti Hajela. SENT: 900 words, photo.

GOVERNOR-BLACKFACE-TURBULENT HISTORY

RICHMOND, Va. _ As Virginia has become a more liberal and progressive state, its troubling racial history can seem like a distant problem of the past. But sensitive racial episodes in this state that was once the capital of the Confederacy continue to pop up in ways that grip the nation’s attention, including Charlottesville and the current uproar over a racist photo that appeared on the medical school yearbook page of Gov. Ralph Northam in 1984. By Denise Lavoie.

GOVERNOR-BLACKFACE-YEARBOOK

NORFOLK, Va. _ The racist yearbook photo that could sink Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s career may have been mistakenly placed on his profile page — but even if it were put there intentionally, it’s unlikely that many students would have noticed, according to alumni who put together the publication or submitted pictures to it 35 years ago. By Ben Finley. SENT: 1,040 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ CARETAKER THEFT: A caretaker in Newport News, Virginia, has admitted to stealing credit cards from her client’s spouse and using them to pay for personal purchases including car services, hotel stays and clothing.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

STATE OF JUDICIARY

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland’s chief judge is giving a State of the Judiciary address to state lawmakers. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ DEATH PENALTY RULING-DEFENDANT: The man whose case led to Delaware’s death penalty being overturned by the state Supreme Court has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a weapons charge in a 2015 killing.

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