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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Violinist Rhett Price shares story of homelessness, success with Albemarle students

A Boston-based violinist regaled Sutherland Middle School students Monday afternoon with his take on mainstream hits like “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” but school officials hope it was the artist’s underdog back story that struck a chord with the young students.

Black Student Alliance calls for sweeping changes at UVa

The Black Student Alliance at the University of Virginia is calling for numerous changes at UVa in a 27-page document containing more than a dozen recommendations for the university in “acknowledging [its] horrific history in regards to its treatment of black people and working diligently to correct these wrongs.”

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Wife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she did not receive a fair trial owing to mistakes by the presiding federal judge....

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