Middle school students in Culpeper cast ballots for president as actual election approaches.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days after the first Ford Model T car was completed.

About the only certainty about the battle for Mosul is that this large Iraqi city will be wrested from the control of the Islamic State. With tens of thousands of Iraqi army and militia forces deployed, backed by U.S. airpower and artillery, the military outcome can hardly be in doubt.

The Culpeper Police Department plans to outfit its uniformed officers with a Taser-brand body worn camera. The public can provide feedback on the program at Thursday’s neighborhood watch meeting at 7 p.m. in the community room at the police department or on Nov. 3 at the same time and place.

Since moving to the United States of America 15 years ago, I have watched how Halloween is increasingly becoming very popular and certainly, very commercialized.

The Virginia Tourism Corp. Thursday started a new marketing program specifically aimed at drawing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered — aka LGBT — tourists to visit the state.

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