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CINCINNATI (AP) - The Scripps Howard Foundation is investing $6 million to create investigative journalism centers at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland.

The foundation announced Monday that each university will receive a $3 million grant over three years to establish a Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. The graduate-level programs will focus on training the next generation of reporters through hands-on investigative journalism projects.

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Aug 6, 2018
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It may be only 2018 but presidential politics are in the area.  

Maryland’s Republican governor Larry Hogan made a visit to Montgomery County where he kept open possibilities for himself as a candidate.

The Washington Post reports he said, “You never say never,” noting that he is one of the most popular governors in the nation.

His approval rating in the polls hovers around 70 percent despite being governor in an overwhelmingly Blue state.

He adds that he has not given a presidential bid much thought focusing more on issues that face the state.

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Piece World War II history is now docked in Cambridge.

It’s a Liberty cargo ship which was used to carry trucks and tanks around the world.

WBOC reports that the S.S. John Brown is one of only two remaining and operational Liberty ships from the era.

It was originally launched at the beginning of the war in 1942 as merchant ship.

The television station reports that it weighs around 6-to-7-thousand tons and is 441 feet long.

It is docked near Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Virginia has moved one step closer to launching its first offshore wind project.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that Dominion Energy has filed for approval from the State Corporation Commission to erect two wind turbines.

The initial demonstration project would stand about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. If approved, electricity would begin to flow in 2020.

The power company has teamed up with Orsted, a Denmark-based energy firm.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Several cities are suing President Donald Trump's administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on behalf of Baltimore; Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chicago. Residents of Charlottesville, Virginia, also are part of the lawsuit.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue has been vandalized.

Red paint was splattered on the statue's base. The letters BLM, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, was also sprayed on the base.

Virginia Capitol Police, which is responsible for policing the monuments, told news outlets the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday between patrols.

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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of gun-control protesters were joined by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting at a rally outside National Rifle Association headquarters.

Family members of those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February addressed the crowd during Saturday afternoon's "National March on NRA" rally in Fairfax. The protest shut down a portion of the road outside NRA headquarters.

Police kept protesters and counterprotesters, some of whom were armed, separated during the rally.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve a cross-shaped memorial on public land which serves to honor the men killed in World War I.

The Washington Post reports Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a brief in the case, which challenges the constitutionality of the 40-foot-tall (12-meter) cross in Prince George's County. The cross sits in a median at an intersection in Bladensburg and is maintained with taxpayer funds.

The court has not decided whether to take the case.

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Plans to protect transgender students from discrimination in Delaware public schools has stalled.

The Delaware Education Secretary Susan Bunting said that recent court rulings had raised important legal questions.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this was an apparent reference to an appeals court decision on Pennsylvania’s policy of allowing students to use bathrooms and locker room that correspond to their gender identity was not required under Title IX.   

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Allen Harim held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new corporate headquarters in Millsboro.

Governor John Carney was there as the new 460-thousand square foot building was unveiled at what was once the former Vlasic pickle plant.

The new corporate office will also include 50-thousand square foot for a deboning facility.

That operation will employ around 165 people.

But WBOC reports that those across the street on Possum Point road worry about the smell and water contamination from such an operation.