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World War II as seen from the homefront seemed exciting for many children as they mapped the progress of the allies. And, there was none more spectacular than D-Day that marked the invasion of Normandy. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill recalls the wonder of those times as a boy. Only later, he adds, did he discover the horror of war.

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The NFL's decision to penalize teams for players who take a knee at games during the National Anthem appears to have left the Baltimore Ravens struggling with fan reaction. Delmarva Public Radio spoke with East Coast writer and commentator Mike Lurie about the effects of the decision on the local team.


ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Police say a body found in the Patapsco River has been identified as 39-year-old Eddison Hermond, the sole person reported missing in destructive flash flooding in a historic Maryland town.

The Howard County Police issued the confirmation shortly after they announced Tuesday that searchers scouring the river had found a man's body.

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Congressman Andy Harris says that the proposed wind projects off the shores of Ocean City could harm marine life.

The Eastern Shore Republicans says it needs more study and is sponsoring legislation that would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to carry out a two year research project to look at the potential impact.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports he noted that once the project is up and running there is no turning back.

There are two proposed projects.

One by Deepwater Wind and the other by U.S. Wind which were approved last year.

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Lawyers for the family of a Virginia man who was killed by police are trying to take his wrongful death suit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Daily Press reported Tuesday that attorneys for William A. "Bootsie" Cooper have filed one last appeal. They want to argue that a trial judge was wrong to bar evidence and dismiss the $10 million suit in 2016.

The 69-year-old Cooper was killed in a police raid of his Hampton home in 2011. They were looking for evidence that Cooper was selling prescription painkillers.

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Two members of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency are in Hawaii helping people deal with the intense flooding and landslides as the island state deals with a volcanic eruption.

WBOC reports that officials say there was 50 inches of rain during a 24-hour period last month.

The Emergency Management staff will remain in the state for 30 days.

The television station reports that this is the second time this year that the emergency personnel have been deployed.

Some also went to help out in the aftermath of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor are holding their second televised debate of the primary.

The debate hosted by Sinclair Broadcasting will air at 7 p.m. Wednesday on News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., and Channel 54 in Baltimore.

All nine candidates are scheduled to attend.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - CBS Corp.'s controlling shareholder has fired back at the company over a board attempt to dilute the shareholder's stock voting power, the latest move in an escalating legal battle for control of the media company.

In complaint filed Tuesday in Delaware's Chancery Court, National Amusements Inc. argues that a CBS board vote to approve a dividend that would drastically reduce NAI's voting stake in CBS was invalid.

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - After the second flash flood in less than two years ripped apart an historic Maryland mill town, hundreds of residents and business owners are again asking themselves: "Should I stay or should I go?"

Some business owners in centuries-old Ellicott City say they're determined to rebuild from Sunday's flood that raged through downtown streets of quaint shops and historic buildings. Their hope: to pull together as a community again after the second terrible flood.

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BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) - The replenishment of Delaware's beaches has been delayed again, pushing the project further into peak season for the area.

WBOC-TV reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' website now lists June 1 as the start date for the first stage of the project, at Bethany Beach. In February, Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Steve Rochette said a limited number of dredges nationwide had delayed the schedule for work in Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island.