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VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Authorities are investigating a crash that left an elderly woman dead after her car went into a Virginia Beach restaurant. Police say Elizabeth Briggs' Honda Civic accelerated suddenly and then went into a Rally's restaurant yesterday.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia State Police say a Richmond man is being treated for life-threatening injuries after the small plane he was flying crashed after takeoff at Richmond International Airport. Authorities say 24-year-old Anthony L. Carr is being treated at Virginia Commonwealth University's medical center burn unit.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) One hundred and fifty new jobs will be created with a manufacturing expansion in Charlotte County. Governor McDonnell says Genesis Products will expand the operation at the former Appomattox River Manufacturing Company.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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