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With Alabama approving the strictest abortion law in the nation, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wants to see if the state pension fund might divest from businesses based in that state. Delmarva Pubic Radi's Don Rush spoke with the comptroller about his reactio to the decision and what the future may hold as a number of states approve similar laws.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by women's health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia.

The lawsuit is among legal challenges filed in at least a dozen states over what abortion-rights groups call Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers.

The trial is scheduled to begin Monday in federal court in Richmond as a handful of states have recently passed tough new anti-abortion laws, including Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky.

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - The family of man who died while serving a sentence at a regional jail in Virginia says he begged jail officials for help in the weeks before his death.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that it interviewed family members and obtained records showing 51-year-old Tyrone Bailey complained of stomach pain and missed appointments with a doctor treating him for lung cancer.

Bailey was diagnosed in March 2018 shortly after he started serving a two-year sentence on charges of driving as a habitual offender and perjury.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland has used a commencement speech to criticize President Donald Trump and to call on students to defend democracy in what he called its "hour of peril."

The Baltimore Sun reports that during his speech at Morgan State University Saturday, Cummings said the fight for the soul of our democracy has been raised "by the actions of the president of the United States of America."

Cummings said Congress must reassert its constitutional power and obligation of oversight.

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MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - A 38-year-old man has been killed in a single-car crash in Delaware.

State police say the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday when the driver of a 2008 Hyundai Accent failed to negotiate a left curve in Millsboro and struck a utility pole.

The driver was not properly restrained and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are withholding his name until his family can be notified.

Police said the man was from Seaford.

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