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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Gov. John Carney have dropped their opposition to Delaware's education secretary and budget director being deposed in a lawsuit alleging the state is failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.

A judge had planned to hear arguments Thursday on a requested protective order preventing Susan Bunting and Michael Jackson from being deposed.

The hearing was canceled after Carney's attorneys informed the court the dispute over the depositions had been resolved.

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(AP) Attorneys for Gov. John Carney are trying to prevent Delaware's education secretary and budget director from being deposed in a lawsuit alleging that the state is failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.

A judge planned to hear arguments Thursday on a requested protective order preventing Susan Bunting and Michael Jackson from being deposed.

Attorneys for the ACLU and Community Legal Aid Society say the two officials have knowledge and information that can't be obtained from others.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Anne Arundel County police officers have said in sworn depositions that County Executive John Leopold personally ordered the firing of a county employee who had complained about his behavior.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the depositions were filed Thursday in U.S. District Court as part of Karla Hamner's harassment lawsuit against the county. According to the papers, officers said Leopold told the county's police chief that Hamner was being transferred to the police department but should not receive a permanent job.