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St. Anne's-Belfield grad slain near Barnard campus in New York City

Tessa Majors, who graduated from St. Annes-Belfield in 2019, was killed while walking near the Barnard College campus. Read more

News

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News

Fields to appeal state conviction in Charlottesville car attack

James Alex Fields Jr. plans to appeal the entirety of his state conviction for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters after the … Read more

News

City police remove Dodge Challenger from service

The Charlottesville Police Department is removing the only Dodge Challenger from its fleet. Read more

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Crime

Three arrested and charged in Barboursville rape

Garcia and Burley face one count each of rape by force and forcible sodomy. Webb faces one count of forcible sodomy. Read more

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State

Northam seeks $145M to back free community college for qualifying students in high-demand fields

Gov. Ralph Northam will pursue $145 million over the next two years to offer free community college to low- and middle-income students pursuing careers in high-demand fields. Read more

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Arts

Beck, Chance the Rapper, Foo Fighters, Migos, Post Malone, Usher: Pharrell's Something in the Water 2020 festival in Virginia Beach lineup announced

The second annual Something in the Water music festival from hip-hop star Pharrell Williams in Virginia Beach has announced its 2020 music lineup. Read more

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National

Appeals court rehears arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court spent more than three hours Thursday sparring over whether President Donald Trump is i… Read more

Court: university foundation exempt from public-records laws

FALLS CHURCH Va. (AP) — The fundraising foundation for Virginia's largest university is exempt from public-records laws, the state's Suprem… Read more

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Politics

House panel presses toward historic Trump impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee pressed toward a historic vote Thursday to approve articles of impeachment against Presiden… Read more

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Politics

Trump says he'll expand child care, paid leave for workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Thursday to expand child care and time-off options for working moms and dads confronted w… Read more

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National

New Jersey attackers linked to anti-Semitic fringe movement

The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of st… Read more

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Politics

Study shows hostility toward journalists by Trump fans

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats , but a study rel… Read more

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National Business

Eyeing 2020, House empowers Medicare to negotiate drug costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicar… Read more

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National Business

UK voters choose a new government to resolve Brexit impasse

LONDON (AP) — Britons who have endured more than three years of wrangling over their country’s messy divorce from the European Union cast b… Read more

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Entertainment

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' is named AP's album of the decade

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 15 albums of the decade by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: Read more

Sports

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Outlaw, playing basketball in Greece, faces Montgomery County warrant

CHRISTIANSBURG — Ty Outlaw was in California to play in the NCAA basketball tournament last spring when police found marijuana in his Blacksburg apartment. And on Thursday, the former Hokie was apparently overseas to play basketball when his case was called in Montgomery County General District Court. Read more

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Virginia midfielder Joe Bell named a MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist

Virginia midfielder Joe Bell is a finalist for the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy, per an announcement Thursday. The award goes to the top player … Read more

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Virginia men's soccer team eyes national title in familiar destination

George Gelnovatch has steered the Virginia men’s soccer team to the College Cup five times. Read more

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New book chronicles life of legendary Fork Union hoops coach Fletcher Arritt

A new book that goes on sale this month will take a deep dive into the life of a local basketball legend. Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Letter: Sanctuary movement is disunifying

The theme or possibly careening toward another civil war emerges in the call for sanctuary cities and counties here in Virginia and throughout the country. Read more

Opinion/Letter: Statues' history is too often ignored

A couple of oversights seem to recur in the ongoing debate over Charlottesville's Confederate statues. Read more

Opinion/Column: The truth finally gains ground on a lie

It was at the ceremonial Rayburn Room that Democrats on Dec. 10 unveiled their twin articles of impeachment: abuse and obstruction. Plain and simple. Read more

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New Mexico woman accidentally calls DA investigator, gets needed walker

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 84-year-old New Mexico woman’s misdial meant for a medical supply store went to an investigator in a district attorney’s office — and led to a new walker. Read more

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Where do American Christmas trees grow?

Whether they are bought at a lawn and garden store, pop-up lot, or harvested from a tree farm or national forest, a live tree is an integral part of the tradition for many families. Read more

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North America's first indoor ski slope feels a lot like the real thing

An "endless winter" arrives at New Jersey's American Dream retail complex. Read more

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A false testimony may have put a Texas man on death row, his attorneys say. He was executed anyway.

Attorneys for Travis Runnels say a false testimony at his 2005 trial meant the difference between a life sentence and death. Read more

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A made-up kidnapping sparked a botched attempt to kill Mennonite couples and take their children, feds say

The plan, which a prosecutor likened to "the script of a bad horror movie," was thwarted when a woman managed to escape to a cornfield and tell police that her husband was being held at gunpoint. Read more

Galleries

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These are the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of San Francisco and Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia are among 32 nominees for the… Read more

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St. Anne's-Belfield graduate slain in Manhattan

Tess Majors, 18, of Charlottesville, was slain Wednesday night in an apparent robbery attempt near Barnard College.  Read more

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The top 10 podcasts of 2019, ranked by the AP

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 podcasts of the year picked by The Associated Press. Read more

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2019 In Photos: The AP's top 150 images of the year

Ours is a world of sweeping vistas, and intimate scenes. In 2019, Associated Press photographers captured both. Here is a collection of 150… Read more

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Photos: Bob Barker, former host of 'The Price Is Right,' turns 96 today

Bob Barker, known for hosting "The Price Is Right," from 1972 to 2007, is the longest-running daytime game show host in North American hist… Read more