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WYE MILLS, Md. (AP) - People attending a town hall meeting by Representative Andy Harris cannot have signs with sticks attached to them, set up tables inside or outside and must not approach anyone to hand them informational handouts, according to a code of conduct issued by the venue.

Harris, the only Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation, will conduct a hour-long town hall Friday at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills.

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If you’re going to visit the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge this summer you might be facing a fee increase.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering increasing the cost of a weekly pass from $15 to $20.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that annual passes would go from $30 to $40 while the charges for taxis will now be $5.

Under the proposal the daily pass will be gone.

And the paper reports that some visitors thought that was unfair.  

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The Indian River School District Superintendent Mark Steele says his students will get “slammed” under the state budget proposed by Governor John Carney.

He told the Wilmington News Journal that what would hurt the school system most is the decision to cut $22 million in the Education Sustainment budget.

Carney’s budget has also slashed $15 million from the school operating budgets.

For the district the cuts would amount to $1.7 million for the fiscal year of 2018.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit involving a Delaware prison inmate who died from a ruptured appendix.

19-year-old Raequan Stevens died in 2015 while being held in connection with an attempted robbery during which he was wounded and his brother fatally shot.

According to court records, Stevens allegedly reported to emergency sick call with severe abdominal pain and was returned to general population after being given a 400 milligram Motrin pill and two antacid tablets. He was found dead in his cell two days later.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is renewing his push to expand Medicaid coverage, saying state Republicans have no excuses left after President Donald Trump's failed bid to repeal Obamacare.

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In the past, entrepreneur Elon Musk has described a "neural lace" that could add a symbiotic digital layer to the human brain. In the future, it seems, he'll try to build that device through a new company, Neuralink.

It's clear from the numbers. Google has a diversity problem.

For the past few years, the company has publicly shared its workplace makeup in a report detailing the race, gender and ethnicity of each employee hired the previous year. Last year, while the number of black employees went up, they still represented only 2 percent of the company's workforce and Google admitted it fell short of its diversity goal.

The choices you make in the face of desperation, the morality of violent resistance to injustice, the ever-widening chasm of social inequality: Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables is unquestionably relevant today. Hugo himself said "I do not know if it will be read by all, but I wrote it for everyone." But at around 1500 pages, the book's sheer size may intimidate some readers — even devoted fans refer to it as "the brick."

Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

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On Saturday mornings, the most popular item Minto Island Growers sells at its farmers market booth is not the certified organic carrots, kale or blueberries. It's tea.

The farm grows Camellia sinensis, tea plants, on a half-acre plot in Salem, Ore. The tender leaves are hand picked and hand processed to make 100 pounds of organic, small batch tea.

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