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Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces delayed opening of 64 Express Lanes

RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced Thursday, Nov. 29, the delayed opening of the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had planned to open the Express Lanes in December. However, the opening has been delayed in order to complete additional testing of electronic tolling equipment. “Last April, we … Continue reading

YouTube produces HIV/AIDS awareness video for NSU iBook Project
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YouTube produces HIV/AIDS awareness video for NSU iBook Project

Norfolk State faculty members in diverse disciplines received a $48,000 grant from the National Library of Medicine to engage in community outreach to decrease the spread of the HIV.  Project CHOICE: Information Access is designed to provide accurate information regarding HIV/AIDS using innovative educational technology to develop an iBook and EPUB (a digital book for Android devices). … Continue reading

Seoul: N. Korea’s new missile could reach Washington
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Seoul: N. Korea’s new missile could reach Washington

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says the most powerful missile that North Korea tested this week missile is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometers (8,100 miles), which would put Washington within reach. The Defense Ministry says Friday further reviews are needed to determine whether the intercontinental ballistic missile’s warhead … Continue reading

The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse
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The Latest: Geraldo Rivera apologizes for tweets about abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on NBC’s firing of longtime “Today” host Matt Lauer: (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for calling the news business “flirty” in the wake of “Today” show host Matt Lauer’s firing by NBC over sexual misconduct allegations. The Fox News reporter tweeted Wednesday that the sexual … Continue reading

Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes
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Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing. Hero celebrities have fallen before — Bill Cosby’s career ended after assault allegations in 2014 — but never in the rapid succession that has rocked so many worlds since … Continue reading

Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government
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Left Green leader made head of Iceland’s new government

LONDON (AP) — Katrin Jakobsdottir, the leader of Iceland’s Left Green Movement, was named as the Nordic island nation’s prime minister Thursday after three parties formed a broad governing coalition in hopes of moving the country out of the cycle of crises that triggered three elections in the past four years. The coalition, which includes … Continue reading