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

January 25, 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

UNC SYSTEM PRESIDENT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ The new and possibly temporary president of North Carolina’s public universities is expected to offer his first comments about a system that pushed out his predecessor and the head of its flagship campus and is grappling with the future of Confederate memorials. By Emery P. Dalesio.

IN BRIEF:

_ MISSING BOY FOUND: The mother of a 3-year-old boy who was missing for two days before he was found alive in North Carolina says he’s doing well and “already asked to watch Netflix.”

_ REDISTRICTING CONFERENCE: People unhappy with recent trends in drawing congressional and legislative maps are gathering on a North Carolina campus to talk about ways they say will make redistricting more equitable.

_ FATAL SHOOTING-DOMESTIC: A North Carolina woman has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of her boyfriend.

VIRGINIA

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT

WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort will make his first court appearance in months on Friday as prosecutors and defense lawyers argue over whether the former Trump campaign chairman intentionally lied to investigators, including about sharing polling data with a business associate the U.S. says has ties to Russian intelligence. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 330 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ UNIVERSITY-FATAL STABBING: A Virginia college student is accused of stabbing a fellow student to death.

_ CAP AND TRADE: Virginia regulators estimate that consumers may have to pay significantly more for electricity under Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan to reduce air pollution by joining a carbon cap-and-trade program with other states.

_ COLIN POWELL-FLAT TIRE HELP: Former Secretary of State and Army general Colin Powell got some help changing a flat tire from a man who lost a leg in Afghanistan.

_ SHUTDOWN-VIRGINIA EMPLOYEMENT: Virginia’s second-largest city is offering part-time jobs to federal workers who’ve been furloughed during the government shutdown.

_ FARMERS-LEGISLATIVE DAY: Virginia farmers are planning to meet with state lawmakers to lobby for their 2019 legislative priorities.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-COLLEGE HELP

A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments, waiving late fees and providing emergency grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the longest government shutdown in history. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 860 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHILD LEFT ON SCHOOL BUS: A transportation company says it has fired the driver who left a 5-year-old boy on a school bus for hours in freezing weather.

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