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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The International Space Station has accepted delivery of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies from Virginia.

A commercial cargo ship arrived at the orbiting lab Thursday, three days after launching from Wallops Island.

Virginia-based Orbital ATK shipped the goods for NASA in a Cygnus capsule, which is named after the swan constellation. The space station's U.S. crew used a big robot arm to snag the Cygnus from orbit 250 miles up.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected Democratic Gov. John Carney's request to reconsider her ruling invalidating a state mandate for political balance on Delaware's courts.

The judge on Wednesday did revise her December ruling to clarify her decision regarding whether a lawyer had standing to challenge certain provisions in Delaware's constitution regarding the political makeup of state courts. She said the clarification should simplify the record when a federal appeals court considers the case.

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If you’re planning on riding the Cape May-Lewes Ferry next month expect to pay an extra dollar per vehicle trip.

The surcharge will run through the end of June and is to pay for the rising fuel costs.

WBOC reports that the Delaware River and Bay Authority emphasizes that the extra buck is only per vehicle not for each passenger.

Officials say that those who have already placed their reservations will not be charge the extra dollar.

The television station reports that the last time there was a surcharge was in March of 2014.

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The tourist season has arrived and Ocean City is putting up some new boardwalk barriers for security reasons.

WBOC reports that there will be up to 10 different gated entrances onto the boardwalk.

Those steel gates will are for first responders and maintenance crews.

The estimated cost is $1.2 million.

Resort officials say these will be permanent barriers but do not expect them to affect the look of the resort.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A federal judge is set to hear arguments from white nationalists and others that a lawsuit against them over last summer's violence in Charlottesville should be dismissed.

A hearing on motions from a number of defendants to dismiss the lawsuit brought by 10 Virginia residents is scheduled for Thursday morning in federal court in Charlottesville.

The lawsuit was filed in October by plaintiffs who said they were injured as a result of white nationalist events last August.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested a third suspect in a Maryland armored car robbery in which thieves made off with more than $1.3 million.

Court documents show that 42-year-old Michael D. Watts of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested last week at his girlfriend's house in Queens.

An FBI agent said in a sworn statement that Watts admitted to participating in the January robbery outside a State Employees Credit Union branch in Salisbury.

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Those who face the juvenile justice system are not just about a criminal offense. A digital story telling project Bars: Stories of the System, a Youth Perspective a collaboration with the Fenix Youth Project allowed these youths to tell their stories in their own words. In our final segment Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush takes a look at the young women who often speak of the child that changed their lives.

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There’s a water quality advisory for Slaughter Beach.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reports that bacterial levels have been found to be above recreational safe levels.

WBOC reports that the agency says it is the result of droppings from migrating shorebirds along the Delaware Bay Coast.

Increased rainfall is one possible cause for the higher levels washing up on the beach.

The television station reports that DNREC will conduct further tests before lifting the advisory.

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The Sussex County $177 million spending plan for 2019 was unveiled yesterday.

It includes an additional 22 Delaware State troopers along with another $700-thousand for local fire company operations.

WBOC reports that the budget also includes $1.2 million for new internet expansion and another $1 million for land preservation.

There is also $2.4 million for infrastructure for the county’s Delaware Coastal Business Park.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the legislature's budget-writing committee have approved spending $23 million to give state employees $500 bonuses next year, on top of pay raises proposed by Democratic Gov. John Carney.

Tuesday's vote came as committee members began drafting a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Carney has proposed spending another $26 million on 2 percent pay raises for school teachers and $1,000 pay increases for other state employees. That does not include $13 million for contractually obligated pay raises for certain employees.

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