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State Senator Jim Mathias has a challenger in next year’s elections.

He’s Ed Tinus who ran for U.S. Senate Maryland in 2012 and 2016.  

But he was a Democrat then.

Now he wears the GOP label to challenge the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 38.

Tinus told the Salisbury Daily Times that he doesn’t really fit either party.

But, he added, with the current primary system it didn’t make sense to run as an independent.

And Republicans have a slight edge in the 38th District.

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Salisbury Police say they want help in finding 14-year-old Key' Asia Chanel Smith who was last seen early Friday morning on Adams Avenue.

She is described as 5-feet 5-inches tall weighing a 120 pounds.

She has black and purple hair with brown eyes.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that authorities say she was last seen wearing a black shirt with black pants and New Balance shoes.

The paper says she is considered critically missing because of her age.

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say an ultralight aircraft has crashed and its pilot has died.

Police say Michael Malick, 71, died Sunday after being transported to Nanticoke Hospital from the crash site in Caroline County.

Police say Malick was flying an ultralight aircraft when he lost control shortly after takeoff at a privately owned grass airfield.

Police say they believe the plane hit a power line, and witnesses say the plane spiraled to the ground. Police say a parachute appeared to have been deployed from the aircraft.

Adjunct professor Kathy Dettwyler won’t be coming back to the University of Delaware.

The decision not to renew her contract in the anthropology department came after a post on her Facebook page.

In it, she said, that Otto Warmbier deserved to die after being released by the North Koreans.

He was returned recently to his family in the U.S. after falling into a coma.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that in her original post she asked if it was wrong of her to think that Warmbier got exactly what he deserved.

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The White House announced Monday night that it sees signs that the Syrian government is preparing to launch another chemical weapons attack in its war against insurgents. The White House press office released this statement:

"The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children. The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack.

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Two years ago, Renee Rabinowitz took her seat on a plane from Newark to Tel Aviv.

A few minutes later, the passenger in the next seat showed up. The ultra-Orthodox man told a flight attendant that he didn't feel comfortable sitting next to a woman and that she should move seats.

Rabinowitz, who is in her 80s, wasn't thrilled about moving. According to Isabel Kershner, a reporter with The New York Times, Rabinowitz was suffering from knee problems and was walking with a cane.

But Rabinowitz felt pressured to move. And she did.

Transportation Security Administration agents at Logan Airport's Terminal C in Boston snapped to attention Sunday, when they came across a live 20-pound lobster lurking in a cooler among the checked luggage.

"The lobster was screened and allowed to continue on its way," TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy tells NPR in an email.

He tweeted about it Monday saying, "@TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggage...including this 20+ pound lobster at @BostonLogan."

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