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Project Yellow Light Seeks Student Videos

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When 16-year old Hunter Gardner died in a 2007 car crash, his parents channeled their grief into the launch of Project Yellow Light, a safe driving campaign in Spotsylvania County. Now the campaign is going national, thanks to a partnership with the Ad Council and the National Organizations for Youth Safety.

Starting Dec. 1, high school seniors can produce and submit videos on the importance of safe driving and the dangers of texting while driving. The winning video will air as a public-service announcement next year as part of National Youth Traffic Safety Month.

The winner will also receive a $2,000 scholarship.

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In Its Retelling, 'Roots' Is Powerful, Must-See Television

This weekend, an eight-hour remake of the 1977 miniseries begins airing on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel. TV critic David Bianculli says the new Roots deserves to be seen and talked about.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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Democrats Burned By Charges Of A Rigged Nomination, But Some In GOP Watch With Envy

Even some of Hillary Clinton's foremost fans and staunchest party regulars — such as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi — are ready to talk about a fresh infusion of populism for the next round.
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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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