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In the first half of todays program, we sit down with Michael Pullen, who is vying with other  Democratic candidates to unseat Andy Harris in Marlyand's 1st Congressional District.

In the second half, learn the ABC'S of Berlin with author Joanne Guilfoil.

Guests: Michael Pullen, running for Congress in Maryland's 1st Congressional District

Joanne Guilfoil, author of Berlin, Maryland ABCs

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore along with two other of the state’s universities are asking to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree.

The move follows the former comedian’s conviction of drugging and sexually assaulting women.

WBOC reports that UMES gave Cosby the degree in 1998 when he addressed the school during a commencement ceremony.

The television station reports that some students it talked with said it was the right thing to do.

Senior Ben Webster said that it was necessary to address the issue of sexual violence and harassment.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Hundreds rallied in Delaware to advocate for a salary boost for workers who care for adults with disabilities.

WDEL-FM reports that organizations including Easter Seals and Autism Delaware turned out Thursday in front of Legislative Hall to support legislation that cosponsors say would direct $9 million toward improving compensation for direct support professionals. Advocates say years without raises have led to high turnover in the profession, which adversely affects the quality of care adults with disabilities receive.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population remains healthy and stable.

That's according to the annual winter survey that was released Wednesday by the states of Maryland and Virginia.

The survey said the bay will likely produce an average number of crabs despite an unusually cold spring. This year's cold weather and ice cover took a toll on the adult crab population. But the number of young crabs saw a significant increase.

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Delaware motorists will get the chance to upgrade their licenses next month.

It’s an effort to combat fraudulent attempts to alter or duplicate a real driver’s license or identity card.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that current licenses will still be in circulation through 2026.

The paper reports that the new features range from an image of Legislative Hall on the front and a federally compliant gold star to images a blue hen on the back.

Governor John Carney said the new license design is aimed at keeping personal data more secure.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware has become the first state in the nation to completely ban marriage for anyone under 18.

Democratic Gov. John Carney on Wednesday signed into law the measure that makes it illegal for minors to get married, even if their parents approve. Previously, anyone could get married in the state at any age with a judge's approval.

Supporters say the bill is an important step to protect children from being forced to marry someone against their will, citing human trafficking.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A portrait of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in groundbreaking research, will be installed at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

The Baltimore Sun reports the portrait will be installed May 15. It was painted by Kadir Nelson and jointly acquired by the gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Lacks died of cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins University, where researchers discovered her cells reproduced indefinitely in test tubes.

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A roadside sign in southern Maryland has some upset.

It warns liberals they better get their guns if there is an attempt to impeach President Trump.

CNN reports that the Calvert County sheriff’s office has been hit with numerous comments from both supporters and those attacking the sign.

The Calvert Recorder says that law enforcement has talked with the owner who was not identified.

And it reports that he is thinking about changing it or taking it down.          

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A woman in a southern Virginia town has been sentenced to five months in jail after she disposed of her still born fetus.

The Huffington Post reports that Katherine Dellis passed out in the bathroom and woke up to discover the fetus on the floor in February of 2016.

She had been pregnant for around 32 weeks.

The online site reports that she put the fetus in a trash bag and that her father unknowingly put it a public dumpster.

An autopsy found that the lungs were not developed enough to take in air.            

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge has denied a Virginia Republican's request that U.S. Senate primary ballots without his name not be printed.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. said in an order Wednesday that Ivan Raiklin waited too long for the court to stop the state from printing primary ballots.

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