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    Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 8:30 a.m.

    April 21, 2021 GMT

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    A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

    IN BRIEF:

    — INFANT SHOT: An infant has been hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in North Carolina, according to police.

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    VIRGINIA

    IN BRIEF:

    — MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITALS: Virginia mental hospitals are struggling with dangerously high numbers of patients, a state official told lawmakers this week.

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    MARYLAND/DELAWARE

    IN BRIEF:

    —OCEAN CITY-CRIME: Crime in a popular Maryland tourist destination spiked in 2020 for the first time in five years, according to police statistics.

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