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Hatcher sees new level of hate in Cowboys-Redskins

  IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Hatcher didn’t know the hate in the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry until he switched to Washington’s side. “They really hate Dallas,” says Hatcher, who spent his first eight seasons with the Cowboys before moving east as a free agent in the offseason. Allow him to explain. “Everywhere you go, grocery store [...]

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Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20. McDonnell had originally been scheduled for sentencing Jan. 6, but she asked for a postponement because one of her attorneys has a scheduling conflict that day. U.S. District Judge James Spencer approved [...]

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Hokies fumble away chances in loss to Miami

  BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer tried to focus on the positive, talking about the second-half comeback that could have been had the Hokies not been so consistent about fumbling the ball away. Defensive end Dadi Nicolas was all about the urgency. “We’ve got to stick together,” he said after the [...]

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Senator Warner discusses college affordability, easing student debt burden

  An editorial by Sen. Mark Warner My story may be much like yours: I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I was able to pay for my degree by working part time and taking on student debt. And after finishing my education, I tried to start a business but failed [...]

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Admiral: 8-month deployments not sustainable

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy’s top admiral told sailors on Wednesday, Oct. 22, that lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable and that he’s got a plan to make seven-month cruises the standard. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert made the comments during an all-hands call aboard the USS Kearsarge at Naval Station Norfolk. [...]

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police line ups getting better

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has made great strides in the past year in improving police lineup procedures, but a state crime panel agreed Tuesday that more should be done to guard against faulty eyewitness identifications. Police lineups are under scrutiny because 13 of the 16 people wrongly convicted in Virginia and later exonerated by [...]

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A mammoth, but careful restoration at Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no instructions for taking apart a 20,000-year-old mammoth skeleton. So workers moved carefully Monday, October 20th, as they beheaded the massive one that has loomed for decades over the Ice Age hall in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. “It’s coming,” called one of four technicians perched on [...]

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Aircraft carrier Bush to begin heading home to Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush is set to begin heading to its homeport in Norfolk. According to the Navy, the ship was relieved in the Arabian Gulf by the carrier Carl Vinson on Saturday, Oct 18, and should soon depart for home. The USS George H.W. Bush was deployed in mid-February. [...]

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$1m gang violence initiative launched in Norfolk

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities have launched a $1 million initiative to reduce gang and gun violence in Norfolk. Attorney General Mark R. Herring, Rep. Bobby Scott and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim announced the community-based effort on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in a news release. The initiative will be funded with a $500,000 federal grant and $500,000 of asset forfeiture [...]

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Student record label hits campus

    by Chantelle Polite Entertainment Alliance is a student run record label on Norfolk State’s campus. The organization gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents musically by holding different musical events. Entertainment Alliance also houses students from other universities in the Hampton Roads area to join their record label. “The purpose of the [...]

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Virginia aquarium to release 3 sea turtles

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is releasing three rehabilitated sea turtles. A loggerhead sea turtle named Wolverine, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Lex Luther and a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Loki will be released Monday,October 20th, afternoon along the shore in Virginia Beach. A Tangier Island [...]

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