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Racially insensitive video ends school’s football season

SHORT PUMP, Va. (AP) — A middle school football team in Virginia has forfeited the remainder of its season after players made a racially insensitive video. The video posted on Snapchat shows football players simulating sex acts on their black peers, WWBT-TV reported. The images are overlaid with racially charged language. Police have been investigating the incident. … Continue reading

Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville ‘unity’ show
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Dave Matthews Band to host Charlottesville ‘unity’ show

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will be among the performers at a free unity concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, later this month. A news release Wednesday from the University of Virginia says the Dave Matthews Band, which got its start in Charlottesville, came up with the … Continue reading

End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise
Politics

End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback. “We’re not discouraged. And we’re going to … Continue reading

Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance
Politics

Administration lifts transgender student bathroom guidance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that allowed them to use public school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. The Justice and Education departments said in a letter being sent to school districts nationwide that the Obama-era guidance caused a spike in lawsuits over how … Continue reading

Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38
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Shayok, Guy lead No. 8 Virginia past Yale, 62-38

  Virginia fans looking for assurances that they could still have high expectations despite the dismissal from the team of expected offensive stalwart Austin Nichols got plenty to feel good about Sunday in the No. 8 Cavaliers’ 62-38 victory against Yale. Marial Shayok scored 15 points, freshman Kyle Guy had 12 and Darius Thompson 11 … Continue reading

Virginia

‘Unprecedented:’ Entire school board in Franklin ousted

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district is without a school board after all seven members resigned. The Virginian Pilot reports that (http://bit.ly/2erR06T ) the Franklin City Council unanimously accepted the resignations of the school board members this week amid a dispute over financial matters. Interim Superintendent Kelvin Edwards said in a statement that … Continue reading