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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

2 finalists set for last ‘American Idol’ showdown

The "American Idol" series finale airs tonight.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

‘Monster’ alligator killed in Florida hunt

A 780-pound "monster" alligator slain in a Florida hunt and hauled out of the water with a farm tractor falls short of the state record for length, a wildlife official said.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Sean Penn to play ‘grumpy’ character in ‘Angry Birds’

"The Angry Birds Movie," which hits theaters in May, will also feature the vocal talents of Blake Shelton, Josh Gad, "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage, and Charlie XCX.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Toronto manager ignites baseball backlash with ‘dresses’ comment

The manager of the Toronto Blue Jays faced a backlash on Wednesday after saying players might have to "wear dresses" because umpires in Tuesday's game enforced a new slide rule designed to take deliberate contact out of baseball.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Day heads stellar cast to set up a Masters special

If a standout movie is guaranteed by a stellar cast, then the Masters is shaping up as one of the best in recent memory with all of the game's leading players having produced superb form over the past three months.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

First Syrians leave for U.S. under surge resettlement program

The first Syrian family to move to the U.S. under its speeded-up "surge" resettlement operation has left Jordan for the United States.

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4 weeks ago in National

FAA panel recommends standards for drone flights over people

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet new standards to minimize the danger of physical injuries from collisions.

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4 weeks ago in National

U.S. readies bank rule on shell companies amid ‘Panama Papers’ fury

The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the "Panama Papers" leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding of wealth via offshore banking devices.

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4 weeks ago in National

Clinton, Sanders turn spiky ahead of New York primary

Hillary Clinton, stung by a string of losses, is testing a new line of attack against rival Bernie Sanders ahead of New York's Democratic primary: sharply questioning his credentials and suggesting he lacks expertise to implement his campaign pledge to break up big banks.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Charlie Sheen under investigation by LAPD ‘threat’ detectives

Police disclosed little else about the investigation, which the LAPD spokesman, officer Mike Lopez, said began with a complaint lodged against the actor on March 31.

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4 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 7

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago in Viral Videos

A Justin Bieber soap opera

Salma Hayek, Ray Romano, James Corden, and Gary Oldman star in a soap opera with dialog written entirely in Justin Bieber lyrics.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 7

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

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4 weeks ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Mayor Forum Topics: Parking Meters, Statues

Mayor Mike Signer held a Wednesday night community meeting at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Starr Hill neighborhood.

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4 weeks ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Supervisors Renew Court Location Talks

The Albemarle Supervisors have jump started their discussions about the future of the county's courts.

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4 weeks ago in Local, Surrounding Counties

Louisa Family Heads To Prison

A third member of a Louisa County family will go to prison for distributing heroin.

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4 weeks ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Regional Jobless Rate Declines

The local unemplyment rate improved between January and February.

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4 weeks ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Journalist Disputes Remarks About City

A local journalist and history buff has challenged Mayor Mike Signer's recent remarks about Charlottesville having a history of violent racial incidents.

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4 weeks ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

World War Two Vet Honored At UVA

A World War Two veteran was recently honored at the UVA Children's Hospital.

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3 hours ago in National, Olympics, Sports

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

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President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

4 hours ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

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Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

5 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Overall Low Risk From Zika Virus

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Health officials are urging us to take precautions against the Zika virus.

7 hours ago in Albemarle County, Local, Surrounding Counties

Man Missing In Shenandoah National Park

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A search is underway for a man missing in Shenandoah National Park.

7 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Local Cemetery On Endangered List

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A statewide preservation group says one of its most endangered historic places includes a Charlottesville cemetery.