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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - City officials in Maryland say President Donald Trump will give the commencement speech to the U.S. Naval Academy's 2018 graduating class.

Annapolis spokeswoman Susan O'Brien told news outlets Wednesday the city will be cooperating with the Secret Service to provide security for Trump's visit. It will be his first time speaking to the academy's graduating class.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy Museum has held a public viewing of a large British flag that was captured during the War of 1812.

The British Royal Standard displayed Saturday is 35-by-25 feet. It is decorated with lions and a crown.

The event marked the first time since the 1880s that the flag was available to be viewed in its entirety. It has been in an exhibit case in the academy's Mahan Hall, where only part of it was viewable.

The flag flew over present-day Toronto, Canada, and was captured by U.S. forces.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The city of Annapolis has a new mayor.

Gavin Buckley was sworn in Monday as the city's 137th mayor.

Buckley, a Democrat, is a local businessman who has established several restaurants along the city's West Street corridor.

Buckley campaigned on using his 25 years of local business experience to shape the city into an area that serves locals and tourists alike in Maryland's historic capital city.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday gratefully thanked U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen for sacrificing for fellow Americans "who won't be asked to make sacrifices for you."

With a mix of humor and pathos, the six-term Arizona senator returned to his alma mater to speak to the Brigade of Midshipmen and field a few questions at the academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

McCain, 81, described himself as an "undistinguished member of the class of 1958" who now stands as the "luckiest guy you'll ever know." 

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A restaurant owner in Maryland's state capital has defeated a longtime state senator in the Democratic mayoral primary in Annapolis.

Gavin Buckley, who's making his first run for public office, campaigned as a candidate with new ideas.

State Sen. John Astle, who has represented Annapolis in the state Senate for more than 20 years, conceded the race Tuesday night, less than an hour after poll close.

Incumbent Mayor Mike Pantelides cruised to victory over attorney Nevin Young in the Republican primary.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The city of Annapolis is holding its primary for voters to choose candidates for mayor and city council.

Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides is running against Nevin Young in the Republican primary on Tuesday. State Sen. John Astle and Gavin Buckley, an Annapolis small business owner, are running in the Democratic primary for mayor.

Voters also will be choosing candidates for the eight seats on the City Council in Annapolis, which is the state capital.

Polls open at 7 a.m. They close at 8 p.m.

The general election is Nov. 7.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Electronic guns, such as Tasers, can now legally be carried in Annapolis.

The Capital of Annapolis reports the Annapolis City Council unanimously voted Monday to repeal the city's ban against the weaponry. The decision comes after the Supreme Court in March questioned the constitutionality of stun gun bans and suggested that Second Amendment protections applied to electronic weapons.

Gun rights activists had filed a lawsuit against the city following the ruling.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy are decorating a tree to inspire giving.

The U.S. Naval Academy says in a statement that it will hold a ceremony Tuesday in honor of its 26th annual "Giving Tree."

Midshipmen at the school in Annapolis decorate the tree with paper and angel ornaments provided by the Salvation Army. Each ornament has the first name, age, gender, clothing sizes and wish list of items for a child in need in the local community.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Natural Resources Police say a swimming fatality near Annapolis was the state's third accidental water death in a week.

Spokeswoman Candy Thomson says 18-year-old Christopher Cervasio of Annapolis died Saturday while swimming in the Little Magothy River. She says he was missing for about three hours before his body was found.

Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Claggett Jr. of Indian Head died during a swimming trip Tuesday in the Port Tobacco River near Chapel Point State Park in Charles County.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - One man has been killed and two others injured in a boating accident in Annapolis.

Maryland Natural Resources Police said in a statement that 49-year-old Paul Dettor was thrown from a 20-foot boat Sunday night when the vessel hit a rock jetty in Whitehall Creek. He was found on the rock jetty and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities did not release a cause of death.

Two other men who were on board the boat were treated for minor injuries.

Police say Dettor is the eighth person to die in a boating incident in Maryland this year.

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