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Glickman named regional editor of seven BH Media daily newspapers in Virginia

Caroline B. Glickman, the managing editor of The News & Advance, has been appointed regional editor for the seven BH Media daily newspapers in western Virginia, headquartered in Roanoke. Read more

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Local

Become a new Daily Progress subscriber and get a free copy of "Road to Redemption"

We are proud to announce that if you become a new print or digital Daily Progress subscriber, you will receive a free copy of our book chro… Read more

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Politics

Blue Ridge Caucus: Voting rights, gun control, abortion, driver's license suspensions among first bills filled

Monday marked the start of when state lawmakers can begin filing legislation ahead of January's General Assembly session. Read more

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State

Appomattox County declares itself a 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

Following a trend rippling across Virginia counties, Appomattox County has declared itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” uniting behind its intention to “oppose unconstitutional restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.” Read more

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Charlottesville Biz Journal

Virginia's jobless rate declined in October to 2.6%, down from 2.8% a year ago

Virginia’s unemployment rate fell in October to 2.6% as employers added a net total of 8,000 new jobs and the state's labor force continued to grow.  Read more

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National Business

GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest US newspaper chain

NEW YORK (AP) — GateHouse closed its $1.1 billion takeover of USA Today publisher Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company… Read more

DMV: Deaths of motorcyclists without helmets on the rise

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia say the state is seeing an alarming uptick in the number of motorcycle deaths where the rider wa… Read more

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National

As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

NEW YORK (AP) — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were sleeping and browsing the inter… Read more

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Politics

GOP-requested witness rejects Trump ‘conspiracy theories’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tue… Read more

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Politics

House passes short-term spending measure as talks falter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep federal agencies running for another month in hopes t… Read more

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Takeaways from Day 3 of House impeachment hearings

The third day of impeachment hearings was the longest yet, bringing to the forefront four witnesses in two separate hearings. All were steeped in national security and foreign affairs. Read more

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News

US, Australian hostages freed by Taliban in prisoner swap

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figur… Read more

Sports

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Only eight ACC teams have bowl eligibility, and time running out

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For the Atlantic Coast Conference, eight may not be enough. Read more

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Virginia men's basketball team showed maturity in passing its first big test of the season

When Anthony Lamb buried three free throws to give Vermont a 49-48 lead over Virginia with 5:25 remaining on Tuesday night, the Cavaliers f… Read more

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Madison County volleyball team falls to Poquoson in VHSL state semifinals

POQUOSON — A year ago, the Madison County volleyball team watched Poquoson overcome a 2-0 deficit to beat the Mountaineers in the VHSL Clas… Read more

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Virginia women's basketball team blown out by No. 4 UConn

HARTFORD, Conn. — Richmond native Megan Walker scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 UConn blew out Virginia 83-44 on Tues… Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Letter: City right to remove Sacagawea statue

Charlottesville City Council made the right decision by voting to remove the Lewis and Clark statue from its place of prominence on West Main Street, following testimony from several of Sacagawea's descendants that they found her depiction upsetting and humiliating. Read more

Opinion/Column: Democrats are acting from desperation

If you need more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular, you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings. The decision to replace "quid pro quo" with "bribery" when speaking of President Trump's phone call to Ukraine's president came from focus groups. Read more

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Opinion/Editorial: Cheers to Virginia cider

Cider Week serves to highlight Virginia's more than two dozen cideries and their positive impact on the commonwealth's agriculture. Read more

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Grammy snubs and surprises: Lizzo leads, Taylor Swift underperformed and rock is a mess

Music’s most prestigious award features a lot to be excited about, a few snubs to consider and more than one head-scratching decision. Read more

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Tom Hanks learned he's related to Mister Rogers, days before 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' opens

Tom Hanks unintentionally found a more immersive form of method acting: sharing DNA with his character. Read more

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The College Football Playoff rankings are out. Here's what the contenders must do next.

Which team will rise should one of the top four teams falter over the season's final weeks. Read more

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Takeaways from Sondland testimony: `Everyone was in the loop'

He made repeated references to a quid pro quo involving Ukraine and invoked the names of senior Trump administration officials who, he said, knew what was going on.  Read more

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Sondland says Giuliani pushed for Ukraine quid pro quo

"Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were important to the president," Sondland said of his dealings with Trump's personal attorney. Read more

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Week 13 ACC football power poll

Bennett Conlin ranks the ACC's 14 football teams.  Read more

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Photos: Day 4 of the public impeachment hearings

Scenes from Day 4 of the public impeachment hearings on Wednesday: Read more

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2020 Grammy Awards: A look at the nominees in top categories

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday by The Recording Academy. The Grammys will a… Read more

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Photos: Scenes from 72 years of marriage of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip married Nov. 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey in London. Scenes from their wedding days and the years since… Read more

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Photos: 7 key questions for tonight's debate