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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson has agreed to testify on behalf of residents attempting to block the construction of a Walmart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War battlefield in northern Virginia. McPherson will testify that the Walmart site in Locust Grove was blood-soaked ground in the Battle of the Wilderness.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A commission appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell is continuing to shape a package of higher-education proposals for the upcoming legislative session. The Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment met today in Richmond to discuss its major goals.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia must come up with nearly $1 million to care for patients at a state-run geriatric psychiatric center this month after losing its certification from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The loss of certification meant losing the Medicaid funding.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A former Virginia Commonwealth University employee convicted of embezzling from a school community-outreach program has been sentenced to three years in prison. Forty-year-old Lisa Durham of Petersburg was sentenced today in Richmond Circuit Court.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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