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Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.

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Why Bill Murray is in the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

After spending a quarter of a century not agreeing to be in "Ghostbusters 3" as Peter Venkman, Bill Murray recently signed on to Paul Feig’s reboot of the franchise.

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Will Smith to take on NFL coverup

"Concussion" is based on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was the first to discover the existence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (or CTE): a disease of the brain found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this September

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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College finds manuscript of original ‘Happy Birthday’ song

A librarian at the University of Louisville may have found the precursor tune to the Happy Birthday song.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Kirk Cousins gets the start in Washington

Coach Jay Gruden has announced that Cousins will be his starting quarterback for the season, saying the Michigan State product gives his team the best chance to win.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

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College really is ‘higher’ education

The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released on Tuesday.

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In Alaska, Obama paints doomsday picture

Obama will spend the second day of his Alaska tour in the picturesque coastal town of Seward, named after President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867 from Russia.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Sept. 1

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

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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One wild ride

This is one way to get around ... but it seems like people are doing more and more dangerous stuff while wearing a camera.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 1

A look back at some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.

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Bob McDonnell Free During Appeals

Bob McDonnell will get to stay out of jail for at least a while longer.

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JMU To Hold Vigil For Parker

JMU will hold a vigil to honor the late Alison Parker.

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William Shatner working on Leonard Nimoy book

"Leonard: A 50 Year Friendship" will hit the shelves next year.

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‘Deflategate’ judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks.

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Hulk Hogan begs forgiveness, wants back in WWE

The wrestling icon is pleading with fans for their forgiveness after he was caught on tape using a racial slur, insisting the controversial comments were made at the "lowest point" of his life.

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Man Dies Following Crash In Fluvanna

A 46-year-old man has died after being injured in a single-vehicle crash in Fluvanna County.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 4

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Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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County Students Score High On SAT’s

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Albemarle SAT scores are higher than both state and national figures.

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Chris Evans makes ‘Marvel’-ous directoral debut

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The "Before We Go" director talks about pulling his film together and how being in the Marvel world makes it easier to get movies off the ground.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.