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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Videos just coming to light show the crew of a Navy aircraft carrier got an eyeful on shipboard TV. The gay slurs and suggestive shower scenes in the clips were made not by some sailor run amok but by the ship's second-most powerful officer, Capt. Owen Honors.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A group is working to get a specialty license plate celebrating Richmond's James River Park. The Friends of James River Park needs to collect at least 350 applications before the plates could be produced.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A study indicates trout streams are on the rebound in Virginia. The study by University of Virginia scientists says the water quality for brook trout has improved markedly since 2000.

LOUISA, Va. (AP) Authorities are investigating the death of a Louisa County man who was shot in a hunting accident. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says 49-year-old Timothy Kevin Hall of Mineral was shot in the head on Saturday.

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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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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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