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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A Virginia Beach-based search and rescue squad is deploying to Haiti to help search for survivors of this week's earthquake. A spokesman for the Virginia Beach Fire Department 83 members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Virginia Task Force 2 were scheduled to leave this morning. They are expected to be in Haiti for seven to 10 days.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson says Haiti has been "cursed" because of what he called a "pact with the devil" in its history. His spokesman said the comments made yesterday are based on Voodoo rituals carried out before a slave rebellion against French colonists in 1791.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Former NFL star Bruce Smith faces trial on a drunken driving charge in Virginia Beach. Smith's trial is set for this morning.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Three Newport News men face federal murder charges in the fatal shooting of a worker at a fast-food restaurant during a robbery. A federal grand jury indicted the three yesterday in the fatal shooting of Diane Freeman-Green during a robbery at a Hardee's restaurant.

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How to Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says the traffic in the U.S. is the worst it has been in years. Yet, some urban transportation experts say there's reason to be optimistic. They point to revitalized city centers, emerging technology and the investment in alternative methods of transportation. A conversation about how we get around today, and might get around tomorrow.

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