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BALTIMORE (AP) - Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Del. Kathy Szeliga  (shuh-LEG-uh) will be taking part in a televised debate.
The debate between the two candidates for U.S. Senate on WJZ-TV is scheduled for Wednesday.
It's being sponsored by The Baltimore Sun, the League of Women Voters and the University of Baltimore.
Van Hollen is a seven-term Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Szeliga, a Republican, is the minority whip in the Maryland House of Delegates.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Authorities say Delaware police will be out in force this weekend in an effort to crack down on drunken driving.

State highway safety officials say more than 100 police officers will gather in Wilmington, Bear, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and Seaford to conduct checkpoints. Police will be conducting checkpoints in five different locations:  two in New Castle County, two in Sussex County and one in Kent County.

Officials say two similar checkpoint operations, in July and September, resulted in 28 DUI arrests.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - State officials in Maryland are lending reflective vests to children and their Halloween chaperones.

The Maryland Department of Transportation says adults can pick up the vests at most State Highway Administration maintenance facilities beginning Wednesday and ending Friday. The vests will be available on a first come, first served basis between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The vests are being made available as part of the annual "Vests for Visibility" program.

The vests have to be returned by Nov. 4.

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ELKTON, Md. (AP) - Several Maryland law enforcement officers are on administrative leave after two fugitives sought by neighboring Delaware authorities on gun and drug charges were shot to death at a motel.

Authorities say Brandon Jones and Chelsea Porter, both 25, were shot Tuesday after they pointed what appeared to be handguns at officers trying to serve arrest warrants in Maryland's Cecil County. Investigators say the weapons the two were holding turned out to be pellet guns.

Harrington voters gave the green light yesterday to borrow around $4 million to improve the city’s aging water system.

This allows the city to avoid an additional tax or rate hike.

The vote was overwhelming with around 90 percent of residents giving their approval.

Plans call for putting in bigger water mains under Route 13 and Liberty Street.

In addition, there will be a new water tower along with another well.

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As European and Asian investors seek out safe places to put their money, many are piling into the U.S. bond market.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with CNN’s Maggie Lake about what’s happening.

Secret Service Recruitment Campaign Amps Up

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The U.S. Secret Service has an aggressive hiring campaign underway. But many qualified candidates are being disqualified from the application process because of their past illegal use of prescription drugs, including Adderall.

This comes at a time when the agency is stretched thin after several controversies, and the country is in the middle of a contentious presidential election.

For more, Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with USA Today reporter Kevin Johnson, who covers national law enforcement issues and the Justice Department.

If you’ve ever donated to a political candidate — or asked for information on a campaign website — you might find your email inbox flooded with fundraising appeals, perhaps from candidates you’ve never even heard of.

Dave Davies from Here & Now contributor WHYY took a look at what kind of messages we’re getting and why there are so many of them.

Public health authorities and infectious disease specialists now say we may not be able to rid the U.S. of the Zika virus. Despite months of intense work — including house to house inspections and aggressive mosquito control — federal, state and local officials have not been able to stop the spread of Zika in Miami.

West Virginia residents have settled part of a civil lawsuit over a chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for thousands of people in 2014, according to The Associated Press.

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