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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —A man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia. By Sarah Rankin. SENT: 530 words, photo.

— With CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST-THE LATEST

NEW ZEALAND-KIM DOTCOM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. By Nick Perry. SENT: 440 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— VIRGINIA EARTHQUAKE: The U.S. Geological Survey says there was a small earthquake in central Virginia.

— SIX SHOT-OCEANFRONT: Police say six people were wounded when someone fired into a crowd near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach.

—STUDENT-SEX ASSAULT CLAIM: School authorities in Virginia are being accused of failing to take sex assault seriously after a teenager reported she was attacked by a fellow student during a band trip.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER-MOMENT OF SILENCE

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Newsrooms across the country paused Thursday to observe a moment of silence for five employees of a Maryland newspaper who were killed a week ago in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history. By Brian Witte. SENT: 710 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WILMINGTON TRUST-BANK FRAUD: Prosecutors are urging a judge not to overturn the fraud and conspiracy convictions of four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program.

— MOSQUITOES-SUMMER: Mosquitoes have multiplied up to three times their normal early summer numbers in many Maryland areas as storms and flooding have provided plenty of water for breeding.

— BUILDING EVACUATION-TUBERCULOSIS: Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination.

— VOTER REGISTRATION ERROR: The head of information technology for Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration isn't with the agency anymore after a programming error that meant thousands of primary voters had to cast provisional ballots.

— WOMAN RUN OVER: A Delaware man has been charged with vehicular homicide after a woman was pinned underneath his car while he was trying to flee a group of people.

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-TWINS

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins come home from a rough road trip, starting a four-game series against a welcomed opponent in the Baltimore Orioles, who are toting the worst record in the major leagues. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8:10 p.m. EDT.

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