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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Metallica has posted its condolences on its Web site to the family and friends of Morgan Harrington, whose remains were found three months after she disappeared while attending the band's concert in Charlottesville. The remains of the Virginia Tech student were found this week.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The threshold at which water damage to vehicles must be disclosed would raise under a bill that's cleared the House despite consumer advocates saying it could make Virginia a dumping ground for flooded cars. The House voted Thursday to raise the amount of repair required to qualify as a water-damaged vehicle from $1,000 to $5,000.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) A Delaware man convicted of participating in a multistate gift card scam will spend more than two years in prison. Jerry A. Diggs of Middletown, Del., also must make restitution of more than $230,000 to more than 100 victims of the scam.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is announcing a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

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