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This week's racist graffiti on the campus of Salisbury University has roiled the student body as the FBI enters the investigation into who might have been responsible. As a result Salisbury University President Chuck Wright cancelled classes on Thursday and held a session with students, faculty and staff to hear their concerns. Delmarva Public Radio''s Don Rush takes a look at campus and administration reaction.

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The recent House impeachment and Senate acquittal of President Donald Trump has put some of the deficiencies in our constitutional structure on full display. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Steve Plotkin writes that perhaps it is time for some soul searching by the American body politic.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man who threatened House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn. Capitol Police said Stephen Hartzell, 23, was taken into custody Thursday in Norfolk.

Police said they investigated Hartzell after he posted something on Filler-Corn's Facebook page.

Police did not specify what was said in the Facebook post, which has been removed.

Several Democratic lawmakers say they've been threatened this year by people upset over proposed new gun laws.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Deliberations are expected to continue Friday in the trial of a Delaware officer charged with manslaughter in a deadly 5-car pileup. WBOC-TV reports Dover police officer Frederick Pierce decided not to testify Thursday.

Pierce is charged in connection to a 2018 chain-reaction crash that killed 44-year-old Catina Isaacs and injured a UPS driver.

A prosecutor told jurors Thursday that Pierce recklessly caused the crash by speeding and driving distracted.

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Mountaire Farms has reached an agreement to settle one of two lawsuits involving water contamination at its Millsboro Plant.

The settlement includes over 100 people including several minors whose compensation will be kept in a trust.

WBOC reports that the settlement remains confidential.

The federal lawsuit filed by Joseph and Joan Balback claimed that the poultry company’s irrigation practices resulted in contaminated drinking water for those living in the area.

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The U.S. district judge presiding over Roger Stone's case swatted down his request to disqualify herself over further proceedings because of alleged bias.

In a strongly worded order issued Sunday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed the Stone defense team's claims, arguing that the motion to have her recuse herself lacked "any factual or legal support."

President Trump would be the first to tell you: He and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, despite some economic friction between their countries, share a warm personal friendship. And Modi, as Trump's friend, evidently knows just how to greet the U.S. president when he drops in for a visit — with throngs of adoring fans.

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