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Many Virginia Lawmakers Work To Preserve Training Centers

Many Virginia Lawmakers Work To Preserve Training Centers

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A federal effort to get more people in state facilities for the disabled into smaller, community-based homes has put most of Virginia’s training centers on the chopping block. Eight Virginia congressmen, including Robert Hurt (pictured), want Governor McAuliffe to slow things down. The state has launched an effort to explore options for keeping some centers open. The list includes Central Virginia Training Center in Amherst County.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

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Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Miami judge recognizes suspect as middle school classmate

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A man charged with burglary is moved to tears when he realizes he went to middle school with the judge assigned to his case.

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Fireworks fill the skies with more than bursts of color

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A new study says the staple of America's Independence Day celebrations spew pollution.

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Fourth of July freebies

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Celebrate your independence from high prices!