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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Health officials in Maryland are investigating an outbreak of the stomach flu among people who attended a food festival.

Officials say 145 reported cases of the illness could be connected to the outbreak, which occurred at the "Shell Shocked" beer and oyster festival at Fager's Island restaurant on Nov. 4.

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LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - Interstate fishing regulators are deciding whether they want to change the way they manage a tiny fish that plays a critical role in the ocean's food chain.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is taking up the subject of menhaden on Monday and Tuesday at a meeting in Linthicum, Maryland. The fish are the subject of one of the largest fisheries in the country.

Menhaden are fished to provide fish oil, feed for aquaculture operations and bait. The fish also are a key source of food for larger fish, whales and dolphins.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A load of supplies is headed to the International Space Station, this time from Virginia's eastern shore.

NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, launched the cargo ship Sunday morning from Wallops Island, aboard an unmanned Antares rocket.

The Cygnus capsule should reach the orbiting lab Tuesday. It's loaded with 7,400 pounds of cargo - including lots of ice cream and frozen fruit bars for the six station astronauts.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden says he's uncertain about a run for president in 2020, but he indicates he's looking for fresh blood to lead the Democratic Party.

Biden ran for president in 1988 and 2008. As far as another bid, he says, "I'm just not sure it's the appropriate thing for me to do."

His comments come in an interview with Snapchat's Good Luck America set to be released Tuesday morning. It's one of Biden's first on-camera interviews since leaving office in January.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says the Democratic success in last week's Virginia election was like what he had hoped to accomplish when he ran on the Democratic presidential ticket last year with Hillary Clinton.

"Tuesday night was like the celebration I wanted to have a year ago," Kaine said Saturday, during a speech hosted by the Lynchburg College Democrats.

Essay: Awareness of Being

Nov 10, 2017
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Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Goerge Merrill finds wonder in the observation of solitude.

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Another resupply mission to the International Space Station is set to liftoff from the Wallops Flight facility tomorrow morning at around 7:30 a.m.

This will be the second resupply launch after the 2014 explosion on the launch pad.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Don Rush spoke with Keith Kohler with Wallops about tomorrow morning’s launch.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials say enrollments in the state's health insurance exchange significantly out-paced last year's tally after the first week.

The Baltimore Sun reports that those buying policies on the exchange for the first time are up about 15 percent, compared to this time last year. Officials say total enrollments through marylandhealthconnection.gov are double the number at this time last year, at 10,420.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Environmental officials say Delaware's annual coastal cleanup netted almost four tons of trash from the state's waterways and coastline this year.

The cleanup effort involved almost 1,600 volunteers who picked up 3.8 tons of trash from 47 sites along 75 miles of shoreline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.

Officials say about one-quarter of the trash collected consisted of recyclables, mostly aluminum cans and glass and plastic beverage bottles.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Prosecutors in Delaware are holding out the possibility of seeking the death penalty against several inmates charged in connection with a fatal prison uprising, even though the state does not currently allow capital punishment.

Eighteen prisoners have been indicted for their alleged roles in the February riot. Sixteen, including some already serving time for murder, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of corrections officer Steven Floyd.

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