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BALTIMORE (AP) - Health officials in Maryland have reported two more cases of severe bleeding problems in users of synthetic marijuana, bringing the state's total to three patients so far.

The Maryland Poison Center says the two new patients' symptoms are similar to the bleeding issues presented by a fake marijuana user hospitalized earlier this month.

Bruce Anderson is director of the Maryland Poison Center. He's warning people not to use fake marijuana, sold in some convenience stores as liquids for use in e-cigarettes.

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - Authorities have identified two brothers who died after their small boat capsized on the Potomac River.

The Department of Natural Resources Police in Maryland identified them Monday in a tweet as 45-year-old Fermin Alvarado and 31-year-old Matias Alvarado-Arrue. Both men lived in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Their bodies have been taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for autopsies.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University and state Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran are set to host a forum on school safety.

The April 23 event in Richmond will focus on how officials can assess and investigate potential threats at schools. Moran will also moderate a panel about the roles of school resource officers.

Robyn McDougle, the interim director of the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, said school safety is an important and timely topic.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Richmond International Film Festival has named former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe as the recipient of its 2018 Pioneer Award for Excellence in Public Service & Leadership.

Each year, the festival honors state and national leaders who are paving a future path in leadership and evoking change in communities.

This year, McAuliffe was chosen for effectively ending homelessness among the state's military veterans.

The award will be presented to McAuliffe by Gov. Ralph Northam during the festival's Military Spotlight on April 29.

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It's been 50 years since Perdue Farms went into the Branded chicken business. During a celebration at the company's plant in Salisbury, chairman of the board Jim Perdue talked with Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush about the changes he has seen since those first chickens came off the line.

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QUANTICO, Va. (AP) - Authorities have launched a search for two men after their boat capsized in the Potomac River in northern Virginia.

Coast Guard officials say a tugboat crew saw the boat capsize Sunday about a mile south of Leesylvania State Park but could not locate the men by the time they got to the area where the boat capsized.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Maryland's first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging.

A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday the law is unconstitutional. The ruling says that's because it regulates transactions that take place outside of Maryland and burdens interstate commerce in prescription drugs.

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There were over 2-thousand at the seventh annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Ocean City.

They walked, they ran and many cheered on the participants.

When it was all over Michael Jessup, executive director of the organization, told the Salisbury Daily Times that $175-thousand had been raised for breast cancer research.

It was a 5k walk and run that stretched along the Ocean City Boardwalk beginning at the inlet and returning from 18th Street.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - More than 400 people have gathered in front of Delaware's statehouse to stand up for their right to keep and bear firearms.

Several of the people who attended Saturday's rally on Dover's legislative mall openly carried rifles or handguns, or both. Others carried American flags and flags reading "Don't Tread on Me."

The rally was one of several organized in state capitals around the country Saturday to reinforce gun rights amid increased efforts to enact more firearms restrictions in the wake of February's high school shooting in Florida.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge has told Baltimore's political and police leaders Friday that compliance with a federal consent decree is not optional.

U.S. District Judge James Bredar on Friday held the first public court hearing in Baltimore to review how initial progress is going with a federal oversight program requiring expansive reform of the city's police department. He signed the order a year ago over objections from President Donald Trump's Justice Department.

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