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KITTS HUMMOCK, Del. (AP) - State environmental officials are kicking off this year's edition of the annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup.

This year's cleanup, the 30th in the program, will be held Sept. 17 at 53 sites up and down the state.

Officials are encouraging volunteers to preregister to ensure that each site has enough gloves, trash bags and other supplies. Preregistration closes Monday, Sept. 5.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's medical marijuana commission has released how top applicants ranked to grow and dispense marijuana in the state.

The rankings released Wednesday show that Holistic Industries in Prince George's County and Shore Naturals in Worcester County initially didn't make it into the top 15 now in line to be licensed to grow marijuana. But they were moved up into the top 15 in order to meet geographic representation outlined in the law.


HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - NASA says it's simulating a splashdown of its Orion spacecraft, this time with crash test dummies, as it prepares to eventually send humans to Mars. 

A pendulum will swing a test capsule into a pool of water at NASA's Langley facility on Thursday. Inside will be dummies in spacesuits that represent a 105-pound woman and a 220-pound man. 

The agency will evaluate the effects of landing at different velocities and in various conditions. For instance, one of its parachutes could fail as it returns from space or it could hit rough seas. 

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On September 9th the Giant Food supermarket will change names in Salisbury.

It’s being taken over by ACME and comes around a month and a half after the parent company Albertson’s announced its purchase of the Giant chain.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the store will be shut down for a few days during the transition.

The parent company of Giant which owns Food Lion was forced to divest itself during a merger since it would have had a virtual monopoly in the Salisbury market.  

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BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a 59-year-old woman who fell from a zip line ride at Lums Pond State Park in Bear.

Authorities say the woman fell about 40 feet from the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction Wednesday afternoon.

The woman was treated at the scene by New Castle County paramedics before being taken by ambulance to the Christiana Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim's name was being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin.

Authorities say no one else was injured.

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At a recent campaign stop in Philadelphia, Senate Democratic candidate Katie McGinty faced a tough crowd: 4-year olds.

"Hi! How's everybody doin'?" McGinty said, as she entered the Western Learning Center, an early childhood program for local families.

McGinty stopped here Tuesday to tout her economic agenda with a small group of local parents, but first, it was story time.

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