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  • Wednesday July 08th, 2015
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab. The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld restrictions on farm and construction runoff and wastewater treatment, and has the support of environmentalists and officials in ...
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  • Wednesday July 08th, 2015
    Approximately 70 kids and adults heard Elsa sing and read to them during the July 1 Fairy Tale Story Hour at the Northumberland Public Library. Kids joined in singing “Let it Go” and many came wearing princess attire. Parents took pictures, kids made crowns and soldier shields, and ate frozen snacks. Elsa is Cynthia Davis, 15, a Northumberland Public Library Teen Intern hired for the summer ...
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  • Wednesday July 08th, 2015
    As a chorus of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby resounded this winter, some fans and famous friends stood by him, calling the allegations unproven attacks on a comedy legend. But for some, the breaking point came this week, when newly unsealed court documents revealed that the comedian has admitted to giving at least one woman quaaludes before sex – the kind of behavior long suspected ...
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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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