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Toscano Welcomes Possibilities For Wind-Powered Energy

A local lawmaker welcomes new developments involving wind-powered energy generation.

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Jackson Brings Lieutenant Governor Campaign To Charlottesville

Republican E. W. Jackson has brought his campaign for Lieutenant Governor to Charlottesville.

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New Law More Friendly To Renters

One of Virginia’s newest laws makes it easier for renters to challenge evictions.

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Attorney General Candidate Campaigns In Charlottesville and Nelson

State Senator Mark Herring (D-Loudoun County) brought his campaign for Attorney General to Charlottesville and Nelson County on Saturday.

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Albemarle Officials Still Want To Plan For New High School

The Albemarle School Board remains interested in planning for a new high school near Route 29 North.

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State Employees Can Look Forward To Fatter Paychecks, And Virginia Has New Surplus

Those who work for Virginia’s government can expect pay increases in mid-August.

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Arlington Democratic Senator Wants Governor To Resign

A second member of the State Senate has demanded that Governor McDonnell resign.

Council Wants Governor And House Committee To Investigate ABC

City Councilors believe Virginia’s Chief Executive and the General Assembly should investigate an ABC sting operation.

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Toscano Urges Cuccinelli To Tell Voters About Star Scientific

Delegate David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) wants Virginia’s Republican Attorney General to explain what he knows about Star Scientific.

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Schilling Show: Delegate Demands Answers About ABC April Sting

A Northern Virginia lawmaker, who’s the mother of a UVA student, demands answers about ABC sting operations.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

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.