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Human Skull Found in George Washington National Forest

Updated: 04/06/2010 - A Warrenton man and his daughter were out hunting Saturday when they found a human skull in the George Washington National Forest. Investigators said they are surprised by the discovery and say they "don't have much to go off" right now.

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DNA Testing Ordered in 1984 Va. Sexual Assault Case

Posted: 04/05/2010 - A Richmond Circuit Court judge has ordered DNA testing in a 26-year-old sexual assault case. Thomas E. Haynesworth's lawyers requested the testing even though he was acquitted of the crime.

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JMU Raises 2010-11 Tuition 6.7 Percent

Posted: 04/05/2010 - James Madison University is increasing its in-state undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees by 6.7 percent for the upcoming school year.

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Cotton Acres Expected to Grow in Va.

Posted: 04/05/2010 - The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is forecasting an increase in acres devoted to cotton. The traditional Southern crop could increase from 10 percent to 12 percent this year in southeast Virginia.

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Va. Company Brings Weightless Flight to Dulles

Updated: 04/05/2010 - A company called Zero Gravity Corp. is offering flights that allow people to experience weightlessness like an astronaut, departing from Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Coast Guard Rescues Va. Fisherman

Posted: 04/02/2010 - The Coast Guard has rescued a man whose fishing boat hit a submerged object and started sinking near Virginia Beach.

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Group Tells McDonnell to Quit as Governor or be Removed

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is among several governors who have received threatening letters from an anti-government group. According to the FBI, the letters demand that the governors leave office within three days or risk being removed.

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Cuccinelli Plans New Legal Action Against EPA

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he's going to court over new fuel efficiency rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Live Pre-WWI Ordnance Unearthed at Va. Fort

Posted: 04/02/2010 - Pre-World War I ordnance has been unearthed at Fort Eustis and explosives disposal teams plan to move and detonate the live round on the Newport News base.

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CDC: 1/4 of Virginians Received H1N1 Vaccination

Posted: 04/01/2010 - A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 26 percent of Virginians have received the H1N1 influenza vaccine, which is above the national median.

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Va. Police Credit Facebook Fans for Man's Capture

Posted: 04/01/2010 - Weeks after Virginia State Police created a Facebook fan page, officials said that page led to the arrest of a fugitive. Police found and arrested a man wanted on a parole violation after they posted information about him on the Facebook page.

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Va. College to Examine Its Racial History

Posted: 04/01/2010 - The College of William and Mary has formed a panel to study how the history of the college is intertwined with the history of black people. The college was once a slave owner and discriminated against blacks for decades after the Civil War.

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ITT Announces Layoffs at Roanoke Defense Plant

Posted: 04/01/2010 - ITT Corp. says it's laying off fewer than 45 workers in Roanoke County. The job cuts announced Wednesday affect salaried workers at ITT Night Vision.

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Va. Navy Ship Attacked by Pirates

Posted: 04/01/2010 - U.S. naval forces say they've captured five pirates after exchanging fire with them, sinking their skiff and confiscating a mother ship.

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