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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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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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