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NCLB Language Tests

Posted: 09/11/2007 - Virginia's top education official is asking Congress to make the No Child Left Behind law more flexible in testing students who are learning to speak English.

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County Drought Aid

Disaster Areas

Updated: 09/12/2007 - Eight Virginia counties have been declared primary federal agricultural disaster areas because of a lingering summer drought.

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Former Sheriff Sentenced

Updated: 09/12/2007 - Former Henry County Sheriff Franklin Cassell was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in prison for corruption.

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Dead Teenager's Family Sues for Negligence

Posted: 09/11/2007 - The family of a teenager who was swept over a dam on the Maury River has filed a $3.35 million lawsuit against the city of Lexington, claiming negligence in the boy's drowning.

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Petraeus Reports to U.S. Senate

Posted: 09/11/2007 - The top American commander in Iraq returns to Capitol Hill Tuesday to explain his assessment on Iraq.

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Buffalo Bills' Everett Injury

Posted: 09/11/2007 - The orthopedic surgeon caring for the Buffalo Bills' Kevin Everett says the tight end suffered a "catastrophic" and life-threatening spinal-cord injury.

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Disney Testing Toys

Posted: 09/11/2007 - The Walt Disney Company has decided to act on its own to make sure its toys are safe.

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Hillary to Visit Charlottesville

Posted: 09/11/2007 - Democrat Hillary Clinton is bringing her presidential campaign to Virginia this month for an event with bestselling author John Grisham.

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McCain Visits Norfolk

Posted: 09/11/2007 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who has warned of dire consequences of failing in Iraq.

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Rice Out of Prison

Posted: 09/11/2007 - A Maryland man who served ten years in federal prison for an attempted kidnapping at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia is out of prison and living with his mother on Kent Island in Maryland.

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Money to Fix American Bridges

Posted: 09/11/2007 - The Senate has approved $1 billion for repair and replacement of America's crumbling network of bridges.

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Fairfax Living Wage

Posted: 09/10/2007 - The board of supervisors for Fairfax County has approved a living wage of $12.75 an hour for county employees.

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Former County Sheriff Sentencing

Posted: 09/10/2007 - Prosecutors are asking for a "significant and lengthy" prison term for a former rural county sheriff who pleaded guilty to lying to authorities about a scheme to sell drugs and guns seized from criminals.

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Wrongfully Imprisoned, Now Free

Updated: 09/11/2007 - A man who has been behind bars for seven years on robbery charges is free Monday night after the victim admitted implicating the wrong person.

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Healthy Food Symbols?

Posted: 09/10/2007 - Confused by the complicated nutrition facts labels on foods?

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Poll: Iraqis Say Surge Bad for Security

Posted: 09/10/2007 - A new poll finds that 70 percent of Iraqis who were surveyed believe the U.S. troop surge has worsened their country's security.

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Iraq General on Troop Numbers

Posted: 09/10/2007 - General David Petraeus says he's recommended to President Bush that a drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq begin this month with a unit from California.

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Fall Fire Problems Possible

Updated: 09/11/2007 - State forestry officials say it could be a rough fall fire season in southwest Virginia.

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DUI Deputy Resigns

Updated: 09/11/2007 - A Portsmouth sheriffs deputy has resigned after being charged with driving while impaired during a trip to pick up an inmate in North Carolina.

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Successful UVA Fundraising

Updated: 09/11/2007 - The University of Virginia has reached the halfway point of a $3 billion fundraising campaign, only one year into the five-year drive.

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HOT Lanes Construction to Start

Posted: 09/10/2007 - Construction finally will begin next spring on the new express toll lanes on the Capital Beltway in northern Virginia.

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