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

March 5, 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

NORTH CAROLINA-DISPUTED ELECTION

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Next week marks the start of a new round of elections in the nation’s last unresolved congressional race after November’s results were thrown out because of concerns about ballot tampering and state officials called for a do-over. By Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 660 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ POLICE SHOOTING-FEDERAL AGENT: A prosecutor in North Carolina says a Homeland Security agent won’t be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who hit him with a car outside a bar.

_ BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL: An actress best known for her role in “The Color Purple” and an actor who has portrayed singer Jackie Wilson are the co-chairs of an upcoming North Carolina festival.

_ VETERANS TO FARMERS: The world’s largest pork producer is making a donation to a program which helps veterans make the transition from military service to agriculture.

VIRGINIA

WHITE SUPREMACIST PROPAGANDA

NEW YORK — White supremacist groups in the U.S. tried to spread their propaganda at a record-setting rate last year, increasingly picking targets beyond college campuses, a Jewish civil rights group said Tuesday. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ INMATE DEATH: Virginia man serving a 60-day jail sentence on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license has died in custody.

_ CHESAPEAKE SHOOTING: A Virginia jury has recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a Chesapeake security guard who killed a man prosecutors say was playing “Pokemon Go.”

_ NORTHAM JOBS: A company that runs call centers is planning to expand its Virginia operation and create 600 new jobs.

_ GOLD STAR FATHER: The Muslim-American Gold Star father who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be one of the authors featured at an upcoming lecture series at the Library of Virginia.

MARYLAND/DELAWARE

EDUCATION FUNDING-MARYLAND

ANNAPOLIS, Md. _ Maryland officials are planning to outline legislation aimed at improving education in the state. By Brian Witte. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

SAUDI ROYALS-DIVORCE

WILMINGTON, Del. _ A Delaware judge hears arguments in a divorce dispute between two Saudi royals over an 18-bedroom mansion in Beverly Hills. By Randall Chase.

ELECTION SECURITY-VOTING MACHINES

ATLANTA — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 730 words.

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