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

December 14, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TODAY’S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ The Board of Governors that oversees North Carolina’s statewide public university system discusses plans for a toppled Confederate monument at its December meeting. Upcoming.

IN BRIEF:

CITY OFFICIAL-EMBEZZLEMENT _ A former Raleigh assistant city manager accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a business incubator that was funded by the city has entered an Alford plea.

TEACHER DIES-DRILL _ Authorities in North Carolina say a fifth-grade teacher who fell ill during a fire drill died at school.

EX-COUNTY MANAGERS-INDICTMENTS_ A former North Carolina official guilty of conspiring to defraud the federal government cannot go on vacation to Puerto Rico this month.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

HUMAYUN KHAN-BILL _ A bill that would see a Virginia post office named in honor of a University of Virginia alumnus killed in action in Iraq is heading to President Donald Trump’s desk.

IMMIGRATION ACTIVIST DETAINED _ An Arizona judge has stripped a prominent Washington-area immigration and reproductive rights organizer of her green card and ordered her deportation.

CHILD PORN-SHOOTING _ Police in Virginia say a man indicted on 40 counts of possessing child pornography has shot himself in the head.

PROFESSOR -SEXUAL HARASSMENT _ A University of Virginia professor who was found to have violated policy by having inappropriate sexual contact with a student is retiring.

SOUTHWEST CASINO _ A businessman who wants to build a casino in Southwest Virginia said he’s confident about getting approval from the General Assembly.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

LIP-SYNCING MOM _ Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie.

STEM FIELDS-ARMY _ Maryland Rep. Anthony Brown is scheduled to discuss a U.S. Army initiative to expose more young people to fields related to science, technology, engineering and math in national security.

FATAL TEEN SHOOTING _ Police in the nation’s capital are seeking two suspects they say chased a 15-year-old boy into an apartment stairwell and then shot him to death.

CIVIL WAR-LETTERS _ A Civil War re-enactor raised enough money in less than two days to bring a collection of letters written by a Union soldier home to Delaware.

BAYADA WORKERS GIFTED MONEY _ The founder of a home health care company has given about $20 million of his personal funds to his company’s workers.

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SPORTS

NHL-Capitals vs. Hurricanes. 7:30 p.m.

NBA-Knicks vs. Hornets. 7 p.m.

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