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Deeds Released From Hospital, Police Continue Investigation

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was released from the University of Virginia Medical Center this morning.

Deeds was airlifted from his home in Bath County Tuesday after police say his son stabbed him multiple times and then killed himself.

State police investigators are still attempting to understand what prompted the violent encounter between Deeds and his 24-year-old son, Gus.

An emergency custody order was reportedly issued for Gus Deeds, but he was released because mental health workers could not find him a psychiatric bed.

Shortly after being released, Deeds tweeted: "I am alive so must live. Some wounds won't heal. Your prayers and your friendship are important to me."

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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