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20-year old Jake Burdett is being charged with illegal wiretapping after he recorded a meeting with a congressional staffer and then broadcast it on Facebook Live.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports the Salisbury University Student is a member of a number of progressive group.

He was part of a protest outside the office of Representative Andy Harris sponsored by Working with Maryland Marijuana Justice.

A congressional staffer offered to meet with them but once inside the Salisbury office they were told they could not record anything as part of office policy.

In the first half of today's program, author David Blight discusses his book, Fredrick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.  In the second half, Richard Blackett discusses his book The Captives Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and the Politics of Slavery.

The Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore has decided to retire this spring after serving in the position since 2008.

As chief he led both the volunteer and career firefighters during his time in office.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he did not indicate a specific date for his departure.

He said that he was thankful to the men and women he worked with and the opportunity to serve the community he had made home most of his life.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan says his administration has had preliminary discussions with Amazon, and he looks forward to meeting with the company again about potentially expanding to Maryland.

Hogan was asked at a news conference Thursday about the company's new headquarters, after Amazon announced it has abandoned plans for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city.

Maryland's Montgomery County was one of the company's finalists for the new headquarters.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- A panel of judges has given final approval to a redrawn map for the Virginia House of Delegates in a protracted racial gerrymandering case.           

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the panel's 2-1 ruling Thursday ordered the state to adopt a map created by a court-appointed special master.           

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The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund is cutting its payouts in half for some and by as much as 70 percent for others, as the fund faces a surge in claims ahead of its expiration date in December 2020.

The fund, which was opened in 2011, compensates for deaths and illnesses due to exposure to toxins at the sites of the September 11th attacks. The $7.3 billion fund has already paid out about $5 billion to 21,000 claimants. But it still has about 19,000 additional unpaid claims to address.

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