BC-DC--Mid-Atlantic News Coverage Advisory, DC

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in the Mid-Atlantic region. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to News Editor Amanda Kell at 410-837-8315, 202-641-9660 or akell@ap.org

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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WASHINGTON — Georgetown University has received a $10 million gift from the parents of current students to create a center to foster innovation in the social sector. The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation will be led by Sonal Shah, a professor who previously served as director of President Barack Obama's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House. By Brett Zongker. SENT: 500 words.


WASHINGTON — Attorneys for a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexual assault are back in court to argue that political pressure influenced the decision to prosecute him. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.


GEORGETOWN, Del. — A pediatrician accused of waterboarding his longtime companion's daughter by holding the child's head under a faucet takes the stand. Melvin Morse is expected to testify after the prosecution rests and defense attorneys begin making their case. Morse has researched near-death experiences involving children. By Randall Chase. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1:30 p.m., then 650 words by 6:30 p.m.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A panel of Maryland lawmakers seeking solutions to ongoing problems with the state's troubled online health exchange meets for the first time. Panel members say they want to focus now on fixing technological problems and helping as many people as possible sign up before an open enrollment deadline of March 31. They plan to later look at what led to the problems in the first place. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 p.m., then 300 words by 6 p.m.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland small business owners and lawmakers attend an event where a report on the economic impact of a minimum wage increase will be discussed. By Brian Witte. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 p.m., then 400 words by 2 p.m.


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