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Hearing In Virginia Tech Wrongful Death Case Set For Feb.

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Three Virginia Supreme Court justices will hear appeals next month in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, according to the Roanoke Times.

The hearing is set for Feb. 12 in Richmond. The three justices will determine whether the full court will consider the case. The lawsuit was filed by two families who say their daughters could have survived if the university alerted the campus earlier. The state was the only defendant taken to court.

A judge upheld a jury's negligence finding against the state in June 2012. But the damages were sharply reduced. Both the state and the plaintiffs have filed appeals. A total of 33 people died during the shooting rampage, including the gunman, who killed himself.

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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