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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered a study of the state's developing medical marijuana industry to ensure opportunities for minority participation.
 
Hogan directed the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs on Thursday to initiate the study.
 
The governor's office says he's ordering the study in response to concerns expressed by the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.
 

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A record amount of underwater grass has been reported in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that there are 59,277 acres of underwater grass in the state's portion of the nation's largest estuary.
 
Underwater grass is important, because it is a key indicator of improving water clarity and quality. It is the fourth straight year bay grasses have increased.
 

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The family of a man who hanged himself outside a Delaware psychiatric hospital says in a lawsuit that the hospital had turned him away one day earlier.

The Wilmington News-Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims 38-year-old Clay McInnis III was denied admission to the Rockford Center on March 28, 2016. McInnis had a history of bipolar disorder and suicide attempts.

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The suspect who barricaded himself in his family home  after reportedly killing a Delaware State Trooper is dead.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that its sources say the man was Burgon Sealy Jr. who had been firing at police throughout the night form his family home north of Middletown.

Sealy reportedly shot and killed state trooper Stephen Ballard after his car was stopped by the officer in the parking lot of a convenience store.

According to police one man got out of the car and shot Ballard several time before fleeing.

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say officers have come under fire again at a home where the suspect in the fatal shooting of a state trooper is holed up.

Police said in a statement that officers came under fire at the home in Middletown about 4 a.m. Thursday. Police say they blew off windows with explosives, but have not entered the home. On Wednesday night, they blew the front door off its hinges, but did not enter.

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Country artist Jessi Colter has written a new book called An Outlaw And A Lady: A Memoir Of Music, Life With Waylon And The Faith That Brought Me Home. The Waylon in the title?

The president went on a tweetstorm Thursday hyping the idea of a potential shutdown and blaming Democrats on a variety of issues:

But Congress isn't likely headed for a shutdown. It is likely to vote on a spending measure Thursday or Friday that would keep the government open for another week. And negotiators are working on a plan to fund the government for the rest of the year.

So what's going on?

The Pentagon is investigating whether Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after retiring from the service, according to a letter written by the Department of Defense's acting inspector general to House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz.

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