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Ocean City is bracing this weekend for another H20i pop-up car gathering this weekend. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Susan Jones, director of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, about what she expects in the coming days. / creative commons

Mask and vaccine mandates have seen the disruption of school board meetings and Republican governors barring such requirements. Michael O'Loughlin, professor emeritus at Salisbury University, writes that individual rights must often yield to the public good.

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The scenes from the border where thousands of Haitians have gathered in an attempt to enter the United States has shocked many. It has even led to the resignation of the U.S. special envoy for Haiti. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Kenson Raymond, a case worker with the WOLC Immigration Services in Salisbury, about his reaction to the events unfolding along the border.

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The Wicomico County Board of Education adopted the state's mask mandate for the public school system. Around 50 to a hundred showed up most to protest the required mask wearing by students. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush was there and has this report.

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Host Don Rush explores the issue of race with Michael Coffino, author of a new novel “Truth is in the House” which chronicles an African American from the South and a white Irish immigrant in New York as their lives intertwine over the decades.

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The FBI is investigating an incident aboard a JetBlue flight where witnesses say a passenger violently assaulted a flight attendant while attempting to enter the flight galley and cockpit.

According to an FBI affidavit obtained from The Daily Beast, the incident occurred Wednesday evening on Flight 261 en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Boston.

U.S. officials are reopening an international border crossing in southern Texas that had been closed for more than a week. The port of entry at Del Rio was closed after thousands of migrants set up camp below the international bridge crossing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement outlining plans to allow passenger traffic to resume at 4 p.m. local time Saturday. Officials say they expect to open the crossing for all cargo traffic on Monday at 8 a.m.

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