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Making headlines this week

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A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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March, memorial service planned in embattled Missouri town

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National Guard troops are preparing to leave following two straight nights of relative calm after more than a week of racially-charged protests.

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Watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.

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Pentagon: Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’

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The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the U.S., military leaders say.

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U.S. Rep. Ryan sees no gov’t. shutdown this year

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid government shutdown this year.

Weird

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Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

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A Virginia man faces drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

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Man drives stolen shopping cart to probation meeting

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Police say a man rode a stolen electric shopping cart this week to meet with his probation officer.

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1,000 pound gator snared in Alabama hunt

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Hunters snared the largest alligator ever caught in a legal hunt in the state of Alabama.

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Man celebrates 101st birthday by going to work

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Even at 101-years-old, this guy still puts in his time at the job he's held for 73 years.

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Sweet job: England seeks ‘choc doc’ to study candy

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Cambridge University is looking for a doctor of chocolate.

Lifestyle

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Put on some sunscreen!

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Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Starbucks

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A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Could riding the bus help you lose weight?

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A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

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Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

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Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

Viral Videos

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If Michael Bay directed ‘Up’

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Cue the Linkin Park, Carl's journey to Paradise Falls just got more intense.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Best Ice Bucket Challenge fail. Period.

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WATCH: A girl attempts the Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after having her wisdom teeth removed. It backfires miserably.

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‘Baby Got Class’: A back to school parody

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The family that brought you "Xmas Jammies" is back with another fantastic parody video.

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What Nick Offerman thinks about in the shower

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These genius thoughts prove Nick Offerman is more than just a simple man with a glorious mustache.

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From ‘Breaking Bad’ to ‘Barely Legal Pawn’

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WATCH: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunited for "Barely Legal Pawn," to promote the upcoming Emmy Awards.

Sports News

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

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A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.

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Mo’ne Davis, team out of Little League World Series

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Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis and her team are out of the running.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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Here is a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 22.

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U.S. keeper Howard to take year off from international duty

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U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family.

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European soccer clubs opening U.S. academies

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More American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here are the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Stewart to skip third race since fatal crash

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Tony Stewart will skip this weekend's NASCAR race at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

What's Happening

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Local News

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UVA’s Invasion Of First-Years Has Begun

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The University of Virginia is greeting thousands of new students who are beginning collegiate life this weekend.

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Third Anniversary Of Louisa Earthquake Saturday

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Saturday is the third anniversary of the big earthquake in Louisa County.