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Students at Maryland school cut themselves with pencil sharpener blades, authorities said
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Handheld sharpeners are now banned at the elementary school in Prince George’s County.

‘Black Panther’ star Boseman to speak at Howard’s commencement
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Boseman will deliver the keynote address at his alma mater's commencement ceremony on May 12. He is also expected to pick up an honorary degree.

Nurses will be in D.C.’s 911 center in latest attempt to cut emergency call volume
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Under a new nurse triage program, callers in non-emergency situations will get a Lyft ride or taxi to an urgent care center — leaving the city's ambulances and medics tending to more dire cases.

Newark man caught with pound of pot pleads guilty
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:07:00 -0400
A Newark man caught with a pound of marijuana in Elkton, Md. last summer — after a patrolling officer smelled the drug coming from the defendant's nearby vehicle — is facing up to five years in prison after accepting a…

Newark officials begin to make their case for $26 million referendum
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:30:00 -0400
Story highlights New referendum information revealed this week included: • Officials have shifted their sales pitch to focus on infrastructure repairs, rather than the Rodney project • The city envisions holding a referendum every five years to authorize a new…

AG: Deadly force justified against suspect in trooper death
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:42:00 -0400
Police were justified in using deadly force against a Delaware man who exchanged gunfire with officers during a lengthy standoff after he fatally shot a state trooper, the attorney general’s office has concluded.

Three Christina School Board election forums scheduled
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:15:00 -0400
Residents of the Christina School District have three upcoming opportunities to hear from the five candidates running for school board.

New traffic signal will ease congestion at Delaware Avenue crossing
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0400
Relief is finally coming to one of Newark’s most frustrating pedestrian crossings.

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:09:00 -0400
Monday, April 16, 2018

Nats rally to stun Mets
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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:47:00 -0400
On a night that began with Bryce Harper hitting a broken-bat home run, the Nationals rallied from five runs down in the eighth inning to beat the Mets 8-6.

Missouri student-athletes strut their stuff at 10th annual ROARS Awards
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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:21:00 -0400
Missouri track and field's Karissa Schweizer and Missouri golf's Hayden Buckley took home Female and Male Athlete of the Year honors, respectively.

Ruston’s J.D. Moore nominated for post-graduate scholarship for student-athletes
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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:21:00 -0400
The Southeastern Conference will name the 2018 recipients on April 26.

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