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Warner, Wyden, Rubio introduce legislation to empower students as consumers and showcase new privacy-protecting technology

~ Updated legislation allows students and families to make informed decisions about how to spend their higher education dollars while protecting student privacy ~ WASHINGTON – With the cost of college at an all-time high, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced updated legislation on Thursday, Nov. 29, to provide critical information to help … Continue reading

AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner
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AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and its first midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The 10th installment of the weekly All-America watch features a linebacker from Virginia Tech, Louisville’s forgotten … Continue reading

BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)
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BOV names Vice Rector Stith interim president (video included)

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors Friday, November 10, appointed Vice Rector Dr. Melvin T. Stith to serve as the university’s interim president while the Board delineates a plan to conduct a national search for a new president. Stith, 71, is a 1968 NSU alumnus and a longtime supporter of the university. He was … Continue reading

Uncategorized / Virginia

Judge tosses 2 charges against prominent white nationalist

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed two of the three felony counts against a prominent white nationalist charged after a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia. Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, is accused of pepper-spraying a counterprotester during an Aug. 11 Charlottesville protest, a day before the much larger white … Continue reading

Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards
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Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards

Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Brooks, who has won the top prize six times, also beat Chris Stapleton and Eric Church on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. “We’re a family,” he said … Continue reading

Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe
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Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated U.S. senators harshly criticized representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google at a hearing Tuesday for not doing more to prevent Russian agents interfering with the American political process as early as 2015. At one point, Sen. Al Franken shook his head after he couldn’t get all the companies to commit to … Continue reading

Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity tops cable news rankings
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Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity tops cable news rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — After the summer of Rachel Maddow, Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity ascended to the top of the cable news mountain. Hannity’s move to the 9 p.m. timeslot paid immediate dividends for the network. President Donald Trump’s biggest cable news backer averaged 3.2 million viewers in October, topping Maddow’s 2.5 million, the … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe announces recipients of the Inaugural Governor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Education

 ~ Virginia recognizes outstanding individuals, schools, programs, and partnerships ~ RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 27, the first recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education. This new initiative recognizes outstanding educators and leaders, schools, divisions, and community partners across five categories: closing the achievement gap, community partnerships and collaboration, innovation in education, … Continue reading

Travel & Leisure magazine names Norfolk America’s Favorite Place in 2017
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Travel & Leisure magazine names Norfolk America’s Favorite Place in 2017

NORFOLK, VA – Travel & Leisure readers love the mermaid city!  Norfolk claimed the #1 spot in the annual America’s Favorite Place poll for 2017 beating out cities such as Portland, Scottsdale and Nashville. “We are grateful that the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine choose Norfolk as America’s Favorite City! Our city earned this … Continue reading

Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season
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Red Cross calls for blood donors before the holiday season

(Oct. 23, 2017) — With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often decreases the amount of donated blood … Continue reading