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VCU students seek more black profs, go to president’s office

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 30 Virginia Commonwealth University students peacefully assembled at the president’s office, expressing solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and demanding more black professors. Media reports state that President Michael Rao listened to the students outline their concerns before they left his office Thursday. While the primary complaint was … Continue reading

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Woman convicted of killing former father-in-law

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before convicting a woman of killing her former father-in-law in Christiansburg. Media outlets report that a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury found 24-year-old Amanda Taylor guilty Thursday of murdering Charles Taylor. She was sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors said Amanda Taylor and … Continue reading

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Battle brewing over power line through Civil War site

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Preservationists and historians are taking a stand against a utility cooperative’s plan to install transmission lines through a Civil War battlefield in Dinwiddie. The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/1PwIVYK ) reports that Southside Electric Cooperative plans to install the large transmission lines through Bonneville Farm. The farm was at the center of the Battle … Continue reading

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Virginia lab to compete for bid to build atomic collider

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Nuclear Science Advisory Committee in Washington has recommended the construction of an atomic collider, and now the Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News will compete with New York’s Brookhaven Laboratory in Long Island to build it. Virginia media outlets report that the committee announced their recommendation … Continue reading