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Otto Warmbier's family to receive some of North Korean bank's funds

 A federal judge grants late UVa student's parents money from seized North Korean assets.

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Charlottesville woman's killer sentenced in New York

St. Anne's-Belfield graduate Tessa Majors was killed in a 2019 robbery attempt near Barnard College where she was a freshman.

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Former mayor Nikuyah Walker honored at annual MLK event

“Of the potential things that I could be honored for, being honored by Black people and being aligned with Miss Lugo and the work that she did is an honor and I appreciate that the elders of the community thought of me,” Walker said.

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UVa documentary project proves political conversations can happen

A UVa student project brings together students with wide range of political, social beliefs.  “It's very easy to vilify and argue with people over social media or in another impersonal setting. What's hard is intentionally engaging with people with whom you vehemently disagree,” one of the students said. 

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Kessler FOIA lawsuit largely dismissed

Just as the federal Sines v. Kessler trial was gearing up, Jason Kessler's own Freedom of Information lawsuit was largely dismissed by a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge.

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Cantwell and Spencer present defense after rally lawsuit dismissal attempt fails

Rally lawsuit defendants Chris Cantwell and Richard Spencer asked for charges against them to be dismissed Tuesday, but the judge refused, forcing the pair to make their best argument that their intentions in in August 2017 were non-violent.

Sports

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Mark Berman's new AP Top 25 men's basketball ballot

It's time to send a new Top 25 men's basketball ballot to The Associated Press.

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Jordan Poole scores 20 points, Warriors hold off Jazz 94-92

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry has been around long enough that he can be playful when it comes to his rare, recent shooting funk.

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Edwards, Russell team up to lead Wolves past Nets, 136-125

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 25 points, D’Angelo Russell had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Brooklyn Nets 136-125 on Sunday night.

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Chiefs rally past Buffalo 42-36 in OT in wild playoff game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a never-say-die showdown between two of the NFL’s top teams, and two of its bright young quarterbacks, the Bills and Chiefs played a classic Sunday night decided by one of them calling tails and the other making him pay for it.

Business

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Party-hard Dubai ponders new workweek debate: When's brunch?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Friday will never be the same again.

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1-month lockdown lifts in Chinese city, 2M in Beijing tested

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities lifted a monthlong lockdown on the northern city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents Monday as infections subside ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in less than two weeks.

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PG&E's criminal probation to end amid ongoing safety worries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is poised to emerge from five years of criminal probation, despite worries that nation’s largest utility remains too dangerous to trust after years of devastation from wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment and neglectful management.

A&E

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Mugler, French fashion icon known for sculpted designs, dies

TOKYO (AP) — French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

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Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' actor fired

NEW YORK (AP) — The actor playing Harry Potter has been fired from the Broadway production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” following a complaint by a co-star about his conduct.

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Hanif Abdurraqib, Tom Lin receive Carnegie literary awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Receiving a literary prize from the American Library Association is a kind of homecoming for the essayist-poet Hanif Abdurraqib.

Life

Today in History

Today in History

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Install a stair handrail

For safety’s sake, we added a hand railing to a basement stairway and regretted not doing it sooner. Since stairs are the location for many home accidents, the addition of a handrail to steady yourself, especially when carrying something, means safe passage. A handrail is also needed on a wide-open or steep stairway. Whichever direction you’re going – up or down – a stair railing ensures safe footing and passage on a stairway.

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Mugler, French fashion icon known for sculpted designs, dies

TOKYO (AP) — French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

Opinion

Letter: Skill games revenue a lifeline for businesses

I am responding to the Jan. 11 opinion ("Return of unregulated gambling machines hurts Virginia") concerning skill games operating again in…

Letter: Filibuster serves both parties well

I think most of the people in the U.S. are sick and tired of the games played by politicians.

Letter: No 'upside' to so-called skill games

As a 30-year owner/operator/manager of gaming equipment in the state of Virginia, I read Marty Williams' op-ed letter (Jan. 11, "Return of …

Letter: Christian nationalism is not the answer

I do not have a problem with people being free to live their lives in accordance with what are called Judeo-Christian values. But I do have…

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Editorial: A good news story our readers made possible

In November, when the annual Good Neighbors Fund campaign to benefit Roanoke Area Ministries started up, we wrote these hopeful words: “Wou…

Sponsored Content

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

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