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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) Wicomico County public schools say a new dress code policy will be in effect this academic year. Among the items not allowed to be worn under the new policy are midriff tops, and dresses and skirts that are shorter than 3 inches above the knee.

FRUITLAND, Md. (AP) The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says headstones and sculptures taken from a cemetery were laid across a road in Fruitland. Police found the stones and sculptures about 2:35 a.m. yesterday. Ten headstones were laid side by side, along with the sculptures that had been taken from a fence around the cemetery.

ELKTON, Md. (AP) State police say a Queen Anne's County sheriff's deputy sexually assaulted a fellow deputy while they were on assignment in Cecil County last year. Cpl. John Hofmann is charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) The Army has assigned a new defense attorney to the private suspected of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks. Officials say Major Matthew Kemkes will now be the senior military lawyer for Private First Class Bradley Manning.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

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