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Va. governor calls Aug. 30 special session for legislature to redraw districts
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in June that the lines for 11 House of Delegates districts had been drawn with the purpose of concentrating black voters, then ordered that new legislative boundaries be drawn by Oct. 30.

After football death, U-Md. president faces crisis on ‘front porch’ of the university
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has dismissed any questions about his job security as he confronts one of the most serious challenges of his eight-year tenure.

‘It feels great to go back’: The District’s students return to school
For about 6,000 homeless children attending D.C. schools, the new year offers reprieves and challenges.

‘The last time I held her’: How a homeless musician reclaimed the love of his life
Mike Rainsberger was living on the streets of the nation’s capital — and that was no place for Ruth Ann, the expensive Italian-made bass named for his mother.

DelDOT tweaks Main Street plan, but merchants remain upset
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:20:00 -0400
State officials have made some alterations to the planned construction on Main Street but stopped short of the major concessions sought by business owners concerned about the impact of the 18-month project.

Newark to name trail for fallen firefighter Tuesday
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:30:00 -0400
Fallen firefighter Jerry Fickes will be memorialized at a Newark park during a ceremony Tuesday.

Newark’s Bensley named Delaware Clerk of the Year
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:05:00 -0400
Renee Bensley, Newark's city secretary, has been named Delaware Clerk of the Year by the Delaware Municipal Clerks Association.

In Washington, Urena is in complete control
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:55:00 -0400
Coming off his controversial plunking of Braves rookie sensation Ronald Acuna, Jose Urena of the Marlins fired a complete game at the Washington Nationals Sunday in D.C.

Cabrera, Indians slam Orioles
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:56:00 -0400
Melky Cabrera hit a grand slam and Indians starter Mike Clevenger improved to 4-0 against the Orioles in an 8-0 win Sunday in Cleveland.

Tests reportedly reveal low ankle sprain for Bears TE Shaheen
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:04:00 -0400
Tests revealed Bears second-year TE Adam Shaheen suffered a low ankle sprain early in the first quarter Saturday night in Denver, per NFL Media's Ian Rapoport on Sunday.

Saints tight end Benjamin Watson still looks ageless in 15th NFL season
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:15:00 -0400
Benjamin Watson has looked nothing like a 37-year-old during this training camp.

Rabalais: Former LSU standout Will Clapp toils in the spotlight for a backup role with the Saints
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:54:00 -0400
There are times when Will Clapp wishes he could disappear. That he could be another semi-anonymous rookie, toiling away from the spotlight as he tries to make an NFL roster in Pittsburgh or Chicago or Denver.

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