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4 weeks ago in Sports

Cinderellas dream of wearing World Series crown

The Royals and New York Mets, who battled in last year's Fall Classic, meet to launch the season on Sunday and could well return to glory, but it is Chicago and their drive to end a 107-year drought who are the darlings heading into the campaign.

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

Man Who Killed State Trooper Identified

The man who shot and killed State Trooper Chad P. Dermyer has been identified as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Dog bras, baby jobs highlight April Fools’ Day

In a political year when reality has often seemed stranger than fiction, pranksters had to work particularly hard in coming up with April Fools Day jokes that rose above the daily noise of the U.S. presidential campaign.

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4 weeks ago in National

Strong U.S. jobs report unlikely to sway cautious Fed

U.S. employment increased solidly in March and wages rebounded, underscoring the economy's resilience, but the Federal Reserve is expected to remain cautious in raising interest rates this year due to slowing global growth.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Mark Hamill teases ‘Star Wars’ spoiler

The actor has promised to give away a plot spoiler from the next movie if he reaches a million Twitter followers.

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4 weeks ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local

Two Charged With Store Burglary

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a burglary at Brown's Fried Chicken on Avon Street.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Hulu & Amazon this April

There's lots of good stuff headed your way!

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment, Weird

Google April Fool’s prank backfires big time

Google is acknowledging that it pranked itself after an April Fool's Day Gmail tweak angered some people who use Google's email for work.

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4 weeks ago in Entertainment

Ain’t no party like a Netflix Party ’cause a Netflix Party don’t stop

... until you run out of stuff to binge watch.

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4 weeks ago in Viral Videos

This is possibly the best ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant ever

This is a game show and this guy came to play!

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4 weeks ago in Local, Local Sports, UVA Sports

Brogdon Named Best Defender In Nation

Brogdon collects another post season award.

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4 weeks ago in National

Conservatives push for nearly unthinkable death penalty ban

The push from the political advocacy group Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty and lawmakers in places such as Nebraska would have been unthinkable a few years ago when it would have been conservative heresy to end capital punishment, a program seen as bedrock issue of the law-and-order policies embraced by the party.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

PREVIEW: The Final Four

March Madness lived up to its billing, filled with upsets, crazy finishes and memorable performances.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Canadian hockey fans mourn as country’s teams miss NHL playoffs

Hockey fans in Canada, where the sport is followed with religious fervor, mourned after learning that for the first time in 46 years no Canadian NHL team will make the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Self, Valentine honored as coach, player of the year

Bill Self, who led Kansas to the No. 1 ranking in the final weekly poll and its 12th straight Big 12 title, is The Associated Press Coach of the Year.

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4 weeks ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

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

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4 weeks ago in National

FCC advances privacy proposal for U.S. internet users

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday advanced a proposal to ensure the privacy of broadband Internet users by barring providers from collecting user data without consent.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

U.S., Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over ‘provocations’

U.S. President Barack Obama joined South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, vowing to ramp up pressure on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.

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4 weeks ago in National, World

Republicans alarmed at talk U.S. may ease Iran trade

U.S. Republican lawmakers voiced deep concern on Thursday about reports that the Obama administration might allow Iran to use the dollar in some business transactions, although no such plans have been announced.

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4 weeks ago in Weird

Painted olives, tainted sugar top world’s worst menu

Italian olives painted with copper sulphate solution, Sudanese sugar tainted with fertilizer, and hundreds of thousands of gallons of bogus alcoholic drinks top Interpol's annual tally of toxic and counterfeit food seized by police agencies across the world.

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20 hours ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

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Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

20 hours ago in Sports

The best sports shots this week

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A look at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

23 hours ago in Sports

Reigning NL batting champ banned 80 games for doping

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Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball said.