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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Twelve private Virginia colleges have formed their own health insurance group. The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia started the benefits consortium to mitigate spikes in health insurance and tuition rates.

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The STOP Organization-Hampton Roads is closing three child care programs that serve about 100 children because of a lack of money. The acting president and CEO says the programs in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Norfolk will end next week. However, Head Start programs at the three centers will continue.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Police are investigating the discovery of human remains near the northeast corner of the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. The remains have been taken to the state medical examiner's office.

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    It's 'Etsy,' Kenyan Style: Making Art Out Of Flip-Flops And Bottle Tops

    This summer, Kenya artists came to Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Some of them make their living by turning trash into sculptures, jewelry and igloos.
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    Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

    On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.
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    Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

    The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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    Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

    The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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