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There was a gathering last night at a Newark mosque where Delaware officials and religious leaders came together to discuss safety precautions in the wake of the New Zealand shooting that left 50 dead.

Among those attending were Governor John Carney as well as Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper.

WBOC reports Coons declared that the state of Delaware government officials stand in solidarity with them in the fight for justice and peace.


Twenty-six year old Dalton Elliott of Chincoteague is going to Hollywood.

His audition aired on American Idol last night with the three judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie  giving him the green light.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Richie told him that he was a master story teller while Perry cuationed not to strain his voice in singing his notes.

Perry did have some trouble, however, pronouncing Chincoteague.

Elliott has been playing at the Rope walk and AJ.'s on the Creek Restaurants as well as the Club Car Cafe in Parksley.

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - Experts warn that President Trump's proposed budget will reverse years of progress in restoring the Chesapeake Bay's health. 

The Washington Post reported Friday that scientists say the nation's largest estuary is the healthiest it's been in generations. And they credit various efforts coordinated by the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program.

But the Trump Administration has proposed slashing the program's funding by 90 percent. It received $73 million in federal funding this fiscal year.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are reaching a milestone in their 90-day legislative session.

Monday is known as crossover day. That's a deadline set by lawmakers for a bill to pass either the House or the Senate to have a chance of clearing both chambers and making it to the governor's desk.

It's not a deadline that's written in stone. But lawmakers generally aim to have legislation they intend to pass clear one of the chambers by the end of the crossover day.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Protesters repeatedly shouted "shame" as a northern Virginia county board unanimously approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon to build a new headquarters there.

News outlets report the Arlington County Board's 5-0 vote came after hours of heated public testimony Saturday. Supporters said Amazon's plan to build a massive facility in Crystal City will lead to tens of thousands of good jobs. Opponents, however, said the tech giant doesn't deserve public subsidies. They also said lower-income residents would be driven out.

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Dutch police are searching for the person who opened fire inside a tram in the city of Utrecht, wounding several people late Monday morning. Police say they're investigating a "possible terrorist motive" for the attack.

"Multiple people have been injured," the Utrecht police department said via Twitter. "The surrounding area has been cordoned off and we are investigating the matter."

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