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Commission Backs Tougher Stance On Smugglers

The State Crime Commission is backing a tougher stance on cigarette smugglers.

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VDOT Seeks Feedback On Bridge Project

VDOT will hold a December 10th public hearing on a bridge project.

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UVA Hosts Forum On Mental Health And Guns

UVA’s Batten School hosted a Monday forum on mental health and guns.

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Eleven Died In Crashes Over Holiday Weekend

Eleven people died on Virginia’s highways over the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Hurt Outlines New Bills Dealing With Energy

Congressman Robert Hurt says the House has passed new energy legislation.

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D-Day Memorial Plans For 70th Anniversary

Bedford is the home of the D-Day Memorial, which is planning a big anniversary in 2014.

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AAA Has Welcome News About Gas Prices

AAA-Virginia expects gay prices to stay where they are or go lower for the rest of 2013.

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New Study Questions Pilot Readiness

A report raises new questions about pilot readiness.

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Another Search For Missing Nelson County Girl

Virginians have renewed their search for 17-year-old Alexis Murphy of Nelson County.

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County School Board Favors Expanding STEM Enrollment

Some members of the Albemarle School Board want to expand enrollment in STEM courses.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at some of the biggest plays and best photos in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.