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

February 13, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_ COUNCILWOMAN-COMMISSION: A North Carolina councilwoman has resigned from a state commission just after her appointment to another commission was rescinded and she was criticized for comparing police officers to terrorists.

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA POLITICS-BLACKFACE-GOP LEADER

RICHMOND, Va. _ With Virginia’s three top Democrats weakened by scandal, GOP Speaker of the House Kirk Cox will play a key role in how demands for racial reconciliation move forward in the aftermath of revelations of the governor and attorney general wearing blackface in the 1980s. By Alan Suderman.

VIRGINIA POLITICS-ACCUSER

STANFORD, Calif. — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia’s lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn’t shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse. By Paul Elias. SENT: 650 words, photo, video.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-FLYNN

ALEXANDRIA, Va. _ Pretrial hearing for Bijan Kian, one time business partner of Michael Flynn, who is accused of illegal lobbying for Turkey. By Matthew Barakat.

IN BRIEF:

_ RICHMOND MAYOR-COMMITTEE: Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has been appointed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors to develop a strategic agenda as the new chairman of the group’s Children, Health and Human Services Standing Committee.

_ SCALLOP HEARINGS: Federal fishing managers are holding a series of hearings along the East Coast to gather feedback about potential changes to the rules governing the U.S.’s lucrative Atlantic ocean scallop fishery.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

XGR--HEALTH INSURANCE-DOWN PAYMENT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Health organizations in Maryland are backing a proposal to create an individual health care mandate at the state level. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOK: A library book more than 70 years overdue has finally found its way home to a library in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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