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We have once again entered the college commencement season, which means we'll soon be reading about uplifting graduation speeches delivered by prominent Americans. Or at least by prominent liberal Americans. It's becoming increasingly apparent that...
Lance Armstrong called himself a lot of names -- liar, bully, jerk and even humanitarian -- in the first part of his taped interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night. Nevertheless, early reactions suggest that his performance was found lacking, a...
Money & CompanyFederal Reserve: A divided Federal Reserve, trying to do what it can to perk up the dreary economy, announced Wednesday that it would revive a half-century-old scheme intended to make borrowing even cheaper for consumers, businesses and municipalities....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesOn a blustery late-winter afternoon at Manassas, where a muscular statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson marks the spot where the Confederate general earned his nickname, the Civil War lives, not separate from life in Virginia, but intricately entwined with...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hear a new challenge to the way states carry out executions by lethal injection, possibly banning outdated chemical concoctions that may cause dying inmates excruciating pain. Such a ruling would not prohibit...
Ilisa Tanner unlocks the door of a back room in a West Hollywood day spa. A whiff of mothballs wafts out of the small space, which has a folded massage table leaning against one wall and a few "Zen" decorations scattered about. Most of the room, however,...
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The Virginian-PilotA former sheriff's deputy hopes to unseat his old boss. Les Smith, a 28-year veteran of the office who retired in January as a lieutenant, announced Thursday he was running for sheriff. In November, he will take on Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan -- who took...
Richmond Times-DispatchWhen Courtnay Midkiff called the other morning, he was at the intersection of Mary Kay Boulevard and River Street in Benton, Ark., of all places, taking a break after being temporarily stymied by a sign that read "Dead End." The emphasis should be...
Richmond Times-DispatchNeed a pink futon? How about a blue salamander-shaped pinata? Or a banana costume for Halloween? All of these and more -- including some very nice micro fridges, furniture and electronics -- can be yours thanks to the departing students at the...
Richmond Times-DispatchIf any graduates capture the theme of the University of Richmond's commencement, it might be Hadya and Roman Abdul Satar. The sisters fled Afghanistan with their family in 1998 and spent more than seven years as refugees in Russia before arriving in...
Richmond Times-DispatchHenrico County Public Schools has awarded the Gilman Teacher of the Year to Moody Middle School teacher Taylor Snow and the First-Year Teacher of the Year to Alexandra Mendez-Zfass. Growing up, Snow was convinced he would never become a teacher. As he...
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A new report says the University of Virginia remains one of the nation's least socioeconomically diverse public schools but commends the University of Richmond for serving low-income students. The report released Wednesday by the New America...
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