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  • Wednesday July 08th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Zoo is celebrating the births of two red pandas. The zoo says a red panda named Bernadette gave birth to the male and female cubs on June 25. The cubs are Bernadette’s first mixed-gender set. She had two male cubs in 2013 and two female cubs in 2014. Zoo veterinarian Dr. Amanda Guthrie said Tuesday in a news release that the cubs ...
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  • Wednesday July 08th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The chief architect of a Republican legislative redistricting plan is expected to testify in a lawsuit that claims the plan unconstitutionally packs black voters into a dozen legislative districts. Delegate Chris Jones of Suffolk is expected to take the stand Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria and defend the plan. Jones led efforts in 2011 to redraw that state’s legislative boundaries for ...
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  • Wednesday July 08th, 2015
    BAGHDAD (AP) — They are the Islamic State group’s elite shock troops. Fanatical and disciplined, they infiltrate cities of Iraq and Syria, unleash mayhem and fight to the death, wearing explosives belts to blow themselves up among their opponents if they face defeat. IS calls them “Inghemasiyoun,” Arabic for “those who immerse themselves,” a sort of special forces unit parallel to its regular forces that is ...
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  • Tuesday July 07th, 2015
    Last Friday, a Virginia Beach family found a surprising form of precipitation in their back yard.  A 13 inch shark, land landlocked on the family’s concrete patio, evidently dropped by a traveling osprey.  The family noted the wounds on the side of the shark, whom they affectionately refer to as “Sharky,” as proof of their claim, referring to them as “talon marks.”  Currently, they have ...
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  • Tuesday July 07th, 2015
    An Urbanna man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to burn down a home that was occupied at the time. 25 year old Jeremy Smith has been charged with a felony after he allegedly tried burn an occupied dwelling early in the morning on Sunday, June 28th. The per­son liv­ing there, a young mother with two chil­dren, ages 3 and 8, who were also ...
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  • Tuesday July 07th, 2015
    Subway pitchman Jared Fogle lost 245 pounds eating subway sandwiches, now he may lose his freedom.  The man famed for his weight loss had his home raided this morning by officials investigating the potential possession of child pornography.  The investigation comes on the heels of former Jared Foundation, Jared Fogle’s non-profit founded to combat childhood obesity, executive Russell Taylor’s arrest in April.  Taylor was found ...
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  • Tuesday July 07th, 2015
    BRUSSELS (AP) — With his country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will try to convince European creditors to agree on a new bailout program when they meet Tuesday for an emergency Eurozone summit. Tsipras is set to offer a new plan of economic measures to creditors that he hopes will restart negotiations on getting new loans for his country. The ...
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