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 2020-09-27 19:34 

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Northern Virginia school district apologizes for history of racism...

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A public school system in Virginia has apologized for its history of racial segregation and a more recent pattern of discriminating against Black students. The Washington Post reports that the Loudoun County Public Schools addres...

 2020-09-27 18:52 

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Woman arrested after driving car into California protest, injuring two people...

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who authorities say drove a car into a crowd during a Southern California demonstration against police brutality, striking and injuring two people, has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder and assaul...

 2020-09-27 18:43 

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TikTok fate in the balance as judge weighs app store ban...

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U. S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day, arguing the move would infring...

 2020-09-27 18:29 

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Tomahawk Elementary School to close in-person instruction on Sept. 28 after COVID-19 case...

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WSET) -- Campbell County Public Schools announced that an individual at Tomahawk Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been informed to isolate. The school district said that in order to complete accurate contact...

 2020-09-27 17:19 

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Pilkey, Atwood books among most 'challenged' of past decade...

NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Li...

 2020-09-27 17:05 

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UN failures on coronavirus underscore the need for reforms...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The coronavirus that has claimed nearly 1 million lives has underscored the failure of the United Nations to bring countries together to defeat it, prompting renewed calls to reform the world body so that it can meet challenges...

 2020-09-27 16:38 

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The eyes don't have it: Masks upset classroom communication...

Placing an order at a deli counter while wearing a mask and standing 6 feet away can be difficult. Try teaching a class full of schoolchildren and connecting with students who are themselves wearing masks. Teachers who in ordinary times rely on their voic...

 2020-09-27 16:18 

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AMBER ALERT issued for missing 9-month-old girl last seen with man in Md., police say...

GRANTSVILLE, Md. (WJLA) An Amber Alert has been issued Sunday for a missing 9-month-old girl who was last seen with a 35-year-old man Sunday in Grantsville, Maryland. Brady Eliza Sellers in the company of Keith Randall Kyle. The two were last seen in Gran...

 2020-09-27 16:15 

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris...

WASHINGTON (SBG) Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnsonis entering one ring he has yet to step foot into: politics. Johnson took to Twitter Sunday to announce he would be endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to replace President Donald Trump and Vice Presiden...

 2020-09-27 16:12 

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How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was a little-known law professor in Indiana. Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U. S. Supreme Court. Barrett's fast-track rise, set to drive the nation's ...

 2020-09-27 15:37 

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Nearly 1M who died of COVID-19 also illuminated treatment...

The nearly 1 million people around the world who have lost their lives to COVID-19 have left us a gift: Through desperate efforts to save their lives, scientists now better understand how to treat and prevent the disease — and millions of others may...

 2020-09-27 15:15 

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Reagan's age, Mitt's binders: Presidential debate highlights...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to meet on Tuesday for their first debate, a highly anticipated event in a highly unusual election year. The campaign has been divisive on a historic scale. T...

 2020-09-27 15:01 

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David Attenborough gives shark tooth to 7-year-old Prince George...

LONDON (AP) — Veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough has given Britain's Prince George a giant shark tooth fossil after a private viewing of his new documentary at Kensington Palace. Photos released by the palace showed the 7-year...

 2020-09-27 14:52 

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Barrett could be Ginsburg's polar opposite on Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett paid homage to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her White House speech Saturday as a shatterer of glass ceilings. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court. She even ...

 2020-09-27 14:41 

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Homespun BLM products include cookie kits, garden gnomes...

A few weeks after nationwide protests erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, Julie Muller looked for something positive she could contribute to the movement from her Houston home. The 67-year-old white woman, who has been selling homemade cookie...

 2020-09-27 14:27 

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Color Guard runs 10-mile race despite cancellation of event to honor service members...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Even though the Virginia 10 Miler race was canceled this year, the Color Guard still met on Saturday morning to run the course in Lynchburg. A group of over 30 people, including Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan Zuidema and Lynchburg Fi...

 2020-09-27 14:25 

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Military suicides up as much as 20% in COVID era...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disaste...

 2020-09-27 13:43 

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LU fans adjust to COVID-19 guidelines for first home game...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Liberty University hosted their first home game of the season on Saturday in front of a crowd of far fewer fans than they are used to. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, LU fans showed up to support the Flames at Williams Stadium on...

 2020-09-27 13:20 

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Virginia sees 736 new COVID-19 cases, 146,144 total statewide...

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 146,144 cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, September 27. Of those cases, 138,734 are confirmed and 7,410 are probable. There has been an increase of 736 cases from Saturday. The VDH r...

 2020-09-27 03:39 

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Defense turns tide for Virginia in 38-20 win over Duke...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET/Virginia Sports) Virginia (1-0, 1-0 ACC) opened the 2020 season with a 38-20 win over Duke (0-3, 0-3 ACC) on Saturday (Sept. 26) afternoon at Scott Stadium. Virginia scored three straight touchdowns in the fourth quarter, two of...

 2020-09-27 03:17 

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Lynchburg Police investigate malicious wounding, two individuals hospitalized...

LYNCHBURG, Va. , (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating a malicious wounding that occurred on Sept. 26. Police were made aware of the shooting after two individuals came into a Lynchburg Emergency Room with gunshot wounds. Officials ar...

 2020-09-26 23:48 

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Liberty holds off FIU, 36-34, moves to 2-0 in 2020...

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET/Liberty Flames) Liberty defended its Williams Stadium turf on Saturday, holding on for a 36-34 home-opening win over the visiting FIU Panthers in a game televised nationally on ESPNU. The win pushes Liberty's (2-0) overall winning...

 2020-09-26 23:44 

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Hokies DC Hamilton, QB Hooker unavailable for VT-NC State game...

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) - Virginia Tech will be missing a large list of players and coaches for tonight's opener against N. C. State. The list contains those on the COVID-19 list, and those for undisclosed reasons. No further information was provided. ...

 2020-09-26 22:35 

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GOP invests $10M in boosting Trump with Barrett confirmation...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee is putting Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation fight front and center with voters just weeks before Election Day. The confirmation battle will be featured in a new $10 million RNC di...

 2020-09-26 20:43 

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Scores arrested in protest against Belarus' president...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus' capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August. Police blocked off the ce...

 2020-09-26 20:36 

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Danville's virtual Walk to End Alzheimer's honors those lost, raises funds...

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- On Saturday, people from across the country walked to end Alzheimer's. Danville was one of the cities that spent the day remembering those who have been lost to the disease. Due to COVID-19, this year's walk looked a little...

 2020-09-26 20:24 

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Barrett believed to have arrived in DC area...

WASHINGTON (AP) — An airplane believed to be carrying likely Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and her family has arrived at Joint Base Andrews. Barrett is expected to be nominated to the U. S. Supreme Court on Saturday evening by President Do...

 2020-09-26 19:27 

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Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — President Donald Trump is announcing his nominee Saturday evening to replace late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The announcement is planned for 5 p. m. in the Rose Garden at the White House. Republicans are expecting Trump to nomin...

 2020-09-26 19:12 

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Dozens in body armor arrive in Portland for right-wing rally...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of people wearing militarized body armor are arriving early for a right-wing rally Saturday in Portland, Oregon that is expected to attract thousands who support President Donald Trump and his "law and order" ree...

 2020-09-26 18:57 

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US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spre...

 2020-09-26 18:31 

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How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of the first debate-stage matchup between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation. Trump has decided to skip any forma...

 2020-09-26 17:49 

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Protesters file lawsuit, alleging Seattle, state didn't act to protect them...

SEATTLE (KOMO) — At least 11 plaintiffs on Friday filed a civil lawsuit in King County Superior Court, accusing Seattle and Washington state officials from failing to provide adequate protection for them from out of control drivers or police officer...

 2020-09-26 17:36 

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If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics...

Roman Catholics account for a bit more than 20% of the U. S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court's nine seats now that President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy. It's a stri...

 2020-09-26 17:20 

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It's 'now or never' for ex-Trump aides weighing speaking out...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks. She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career, potential threats to her family. But the former Department of Homeland Security official, who had resig...

 2020-09-26 16:37 

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Exclusive: President Trump touts new economic plan aimed at elevating Black communities...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - President Donald Trumpsat down for an exclusive interview with Political CommentatorArmstrong Williamsto discuss the unveiling of his new Black economic empowerment "platinum plan. "Under the new plan, which would have to be app...

 2020-09-26 16:17 

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French virus testing labs under strain amid resurgent demand...

ARGENTEUIL, France (AP) — France's COVID-19 resurgence is palpable in the buzzing biology lab of this public hospital in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. Tube after tube arrive with new nasal swabs, now about 240 per day. And the lab director str...

 2020-09-26 15:39 

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Voters' poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots...

ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are ex...

 2020-09-26 15:26 

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Social media and COVID shaming: Fighting a toxic combination...

In the spring, Rick Rose drew the wrath of strangers after he practically shouted on Facebook that he wasn't buying a face mask. Two months later, he contracted COVID-19 — and, he posted, he was struggling to breathe. Days later, on July 4, he w...

 2020-09-26 14:56 

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Oregon law enforcement prepares for dueling rallies, allowed to use tear gas...

PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday morning several law enforcement agencies will be working as a unified force Saturday to protect people during expected protests in Portland. All have been permitted to use tear gas if n...

 2020-09-26 14:42 

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In Breonna Taylor's name: Devastation and a search for hope...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chea Woolfolk searched the crowd until she found the face of the woman she'd come to regard as a second mother. And then she watched the tears roll down Rose Henderson's cheeks. Looking into Mama Rose's eyes, Woolf...

 2020-09-26 14:32 

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Virginia sees 975 new COVID-19 cases, 145,408 total statewide...

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 145,408 cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, September 26. Of those cases, 138,173 are confirmed and 7,235 are probable. There has been an increase of 975 cases from Friday. The VDH r...

 2020-09-26 14:30 

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Seattle businesses face thousands of dollars in damage by vandals, protest fallout...

SEATTLE - Surveillance cameras captured dramatic images of an explosion inside a Capitol Hill restaurant seconds after vandals shattered several windows. A number of businesses were cleaning up Friday after fallout from overnight protests. Some owners sai...

 2020-09-26 14:28 

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As campaign heats up, Trump woos Latino, Black voters...

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — With fewer than 40 days left before the election, President Donald Trump unveiled his second policy plan in as many days as he tried to chip away at his Democratic rival's support among Black and Hispanic voters and in key ba...

 2020-09-26 14:13 

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Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem...

NEW YORK (AP) — At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. ...

 2020-09-26 13:51 

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Halifax Co. Sheriff's Office asking for assistance to find missing 84-year-old woman...

HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WSET) -- The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public to find a missing woman. The sheriff's office said that 84-year old Mary Ann Stanley was last seen at her home on Volen's Road on September 24...

 2020-09-26 13:36 

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Virginia lawmakers unveil new budget plans amid pandemic...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers unveiled budget proposals Friday aimed at mitigating the effects of the coronavirus with funding for mental health services, high-speed internet access, and assistance for people behind on rent and utilities. ...

 2020-09-26 03:38 

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#FFRewind - Amherst County and Salem's "A-Town Redemption"...

AMHERST, Va. (WSET) - When do opponents become rivals? Geographically, Salem and Amherst County don't jump out as natural rivals, just a stretch of Routes 29 and 460 between them. But a controversial loss would turn the heat up between the two teams, ...

 2020-09-26 02:37 

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Probe into 'discarded' ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The news release from a U. S. attorney in Pennsylvania was provocative: Nine mailed-in military ballots had been "discarded" by the local election office in a swing county of one of the most important presidential batt...

 2020-09-26 02:31 

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UVA will not allow fans inside the stadium for football home opener...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. , (WSET) -- The University of Virginia will not allow fans inside the stadium at their football home opener on Sept. 26. For the first game of the football season only player's families and the coaches are going to be allowed in. ...

 2020-09-26 02:23 

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Kentucky lawmaker arrested during protests in Breonna Taylor's case...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who spent a night in jail after her arrest during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor said Friday that she'll redouble her push for criminal justice reforms. State Rep. Attica Scott was arrest...

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