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10:26 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Infected Nurse Arrives in Maryland, Obama Considers Ebola Czar

From Video of Nina Pham in Texas Hospital
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FREDERICK, Maryland (AP) - The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital has arrived in Maryland for treatment at a specialized isolation unit.

Nina Pham will be treated at a National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH facility has one of four isolation units in the nation. NIH says staff specializing in infectious disease and critical care will treat the 26-year-old nurse.

Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said Wednesday that Pham was in good condition.

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10:26 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Anthony Brown's Offer to Jim Perdue

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at Salisbury University
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During a campaign swing through the Eastern Shore Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Lt. Governor Anthony Brown pledged that if elected he would personally invite Jim Perdue to meet with his administration on environmental regulations.

Perdue has complained that he does not feel that he has a seat at the table when it comes to environmental regulations.

After an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University, Brown was asked about Perdue’s remarks.

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8:38 am
Fri July 18, 2014

President Unveils Plan for Private Investment in Nation's Infrastructure

President Barak Obama
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President Barack Obama traveled to Wilmington on Thursday and announced a new program to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads, bridges and highways around the nation.

The new program is designed to encourage collaboration between state and local governments and private-sector investors, expand the market for public-private partnerships and make greater use of federal credit programs.

Obama argued that the U.S. is losing its competitive edge to other countries that spend freely on infrastructure upgrades.

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10:38 am
Thu July 17, 2014

President Obama Comes to Delaware

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President Obama will be making a stop in Delaware at the I-495 bridge that has been closed for repairs after its support columns were found to be tilting.

The president’s trip is to highlight his effort to get more private sector investment in the country’s infrastructure.

Governor Jack Markell will also appear with the president.

The federal government is paying for part of the repairs on the bridge which state official ordered closed on an emergency basis.

Inspectors found no major problems with the bridge itself.

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10:43 am
Tue July 15, 2014

President to Make Appearance at Troubled I-495 Bridge

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President Obama is scheduled to unveil an initiative for the Port of Wilmington against the backdrop of the I-495 Bridge whose support supports are being repaired.

The president is hoping to boost private investment for infrastructure.

But the White House initiative also comes just as the president is attempting to get congress to approve funding for the highway transportation trust fund. 

Meanwhile, the $35 million emergency repair of the bridge across the Christiana Bridge has closed span since June 2.

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10:18 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Writer Sonia Sanchez: Pioneer of the Black Arts Movement

Sonia Sanchez
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Sonia Sanchez is an author, playwright and poet, who has been in the forefront of the Black Arts Movement. She has been won a number of prestigious awards including the Robert Frost Medal and Langston Hughes Poetry Award.  Her books include Homecoming, Homegirls and Handgrenades and Morning Haiku. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with her during an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University.

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9:12 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Navy Yard Shooter Had Misconduct Problems (Update)

Aaron Alexis
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Misconduct Problems

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the former Navy reservist who gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had a string of misconduct problems during his nearly three years in the military, but he received an honorable discharge.

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10:05 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Delmarva Democratic Delegation Lining up Behind the President on Syria

President Obama
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President Obama's address last night found Senator Ben Cardin pleased with his performance noting that Obama showed no signs of pushing for immediate action.

Cardin voted to for the resolution approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee authorizing military action.

Meanwhile, even before the President’s address his fellow Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski  announced that she will support the President’s request to authorize air strikes against Syria.

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10:54 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Federal School Ratings Questioned by Delaware Congressman

Rep. John Carney (D-De)
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Congressman John Carney says he is concern about the new rating system that is being proposed by President Obama…that would rate colleges based on affordability and performance and would ultimately determine how federal financial aid is disbursed.

The Delaware Democrat was meeting with representatives from the state’s public and private colleges and universities yesterday.

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12:17 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

President Addresses Sexual Assault in Military During Naval Academy Graduation

President Barak Obama
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama says sexual assault threatens the "trust and discipline" that makes the U.S. military strong and respected.

Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony, Obama urged new graduates to exhibit honor and courage in tackling incidents of sexual assault as they assume leadership positions in the military.

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9:14 am
Wed August 29, 2012

GOP Delegate Predicts Big Win For Romney in November

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Bonnie Luna,, an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, says she is hopeful her party's nominee Mitt Romney will win big in November against President Obama. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with her about the campaign.

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8:30 am
Tue June 12, 2012

President Visits Baltimore For Fundraisers

BALTIMORE (AP) - President Barack Obama is visiting the Baltimore area for two fundraisers.

Obama is expected to attend a lunch at the Owings Mills home of a real estate developer Tuesday and later speak at a fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Inner Harbor.

Tickets for the lunch event at the home of developer Josh Fidler cost from $10,000 to $50,000. Tickets for the event downtown will range from $250 to $10,000 and organizers hope to raise $1 million.