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UVa researcher says central information system needed before next pandemic

Quick access to accurate information could save lives

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Descendants' emotions run high at dedication of UVa's Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

“Our work has made great strides in creating a new university public memory that unflinchingly acknowledges the horrors of human bondage, while honoring the humanity of the enslaved.” 

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PHOTOS: Moment of silence for Inaugural Descendants Day

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UVa officials recommend freezing tuition for next year for undergrads

“The past year has been a difficult and unusual one.” 

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Virginia football team opened spring practice, aware of potential virus impacts

Bronco Mendenhall and his staff know they need to stress the importance of COVID-19 protocols as a state of normalcy creeps closer. Safely holding every spring practice carries significant importance.

Study shows vaccines could protect against coronavirus from COVID to common cold

Virginia Tech and UVa researchers are collaborating on the research

Sports

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LEADING OFF: Braves' Acuña uncertain vs struggling Yanks

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A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:

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Virginia Tech men's soccer gets NCAA bid

The UVa women's soccer team also got a bid.

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Phillies missing 3 players due to COVID-19 protocols

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies placed three players on the injured list due to COVID-19 protocols and two more coaches weren't with the team for a game Monday against the San Francisco Giants.

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Braves say Acuña day to day with mild abdominal strain

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say Ronald Acuña Jr. had an MRI on Monday that revealed a mild abdominal strain and that the star outfielder is day to day heading into a series at Yankee Stadium beginning Tuesday.

Business

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The Latest: W.Va. lifts loosens rule on mask use in gyms

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s governor is lifting the limit on the number of people who can gather for social events and has tweaked the state’s face-covering mandate to allow people to exercise indoors without masks.

Pensions board votes to raise rates for 94K school employees

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The board of Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system on Monday night voted to raise contribution rates for tens of thousands of public school employees after a mistake in a calculation of the fund’s long-term investment performance was revealed last month.

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One of largest casino projects on Vegas Strip sets opening

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest casino projects ever on the Las Vegas Strip has set a date to open, after more than seven years of planning and building.

A&E

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New this week to TV, streaming and more: 'Stowaway,' 'Rutherford Falls' and the Oscars

Here’s a look at what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

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New this week: 'Stowaway,' 'Rutherford Falls' and the Oscars

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Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

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Review: An odd surrogate friendship in ‘Together Together’

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The new film “ Together Together ” has a great premise: A single, straight man wants to be a father and decides to hire a surrogate to help. It’s fertile territory that has been fairly unexplored in popular art and brings with it a host of built in dramatic and comedic opportunities, especially with someone like Ed Helms leading the cast.

Life

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Those with diabetes should discuss fasting during Ramadan with doctor

Fasting during Ramadan while having diabetes requires advanced planning.

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A tough pill to swallow: Are supplements safe?

About half of American adults take at least one dietary supplement for health or wellness, or to fill nutrition gaps. But are these supplements safe?

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4 ways fiber helps protect your heart

Fiber’s role in the body goes way beyond keeping the digestive tract regular. Check out these four ways that eating fiber protects your heart.

Opinion

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Editorial: Is it 'cancel culture' or the free market at work?

One of the first lessons we learn as children is that actions have consequences.

Letter: Being a Republican used to stand for rational thoughts and ideas

I am a construction worker in southwest Virginia. I have always considered myself a conservative and Republican. But not a Trump supporter.…

Letter: Virginia's historical markers for women

I enjoyed reading the recent editorial concerning the need for more statues of prominent Virginia women ("Virginia needs more statues to wo…

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Hope, Scott and Simon: Jones backs ending qualified immunity

Brooklyn Center. Virginia Beach. Windsor.

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Johnson: The power and importance of primary season

We’re in primary season, so all Republicans are at their peak of being a “conservative champion of truth, justice, and the American way.”

Sponsored Content

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Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Seniors Can’t Access Critical Dental Care

For many working Americans, access to dental care is made possible because of their employers’ benefit package, which can include medical, dental and vision. However, dental care continues to be a top unmet health care need for many adults who are low-income seniors, medically fragile, or living with a disability. Read more

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