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Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

(Metro) The Department of Defense is announcing that some undocumented immigrants will be allowed to join the military for the first time in decades. 

The new policy will allow immigrants with high-demand skills, such as rare foreign language knowledge or specialized medical training, to enlist. 

Spanish is not on the list of needed languages, however.  All potential candidates must have come to the U.S. with their parents before age 16.

They must also be approved under the 2012 Deferred Action for Child Arrivals policy. 

The Pentagon program caps the number of these special recruits at 15-hundred per year.

Harley-Davidson Recalls Tourers

(Metro) Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105-thousand 2014 Touring motorcycles. 

At issue is the clutch, which could fail and cause crashes by allowing bikes that are stopped to move forward. 

The motorcycle giant says it's aware of 19 instances in which bikes have tipped over at low speeds due to the problem. 

Letters were sent out to owners of the bikes last week.

100 Black Men of Central Virginia Celebrate Success at Annual Dinner

The 100 Black men of Central Virginia group celebrated several successes at its annual dinner Monday night. The group received a check for $6,409 from Whole Foods for their scholarship program.

7 Va. Localities Designated Drug Trafficking Areas

Six cities and one county in Virginia are getting help from the federal government to reduce drug abuse and drug trafficking.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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@FNEFootball Scoreboard -- Week 5

Week 5 of the prep football season in Central Virginia included the kickoff of Jefferson District play, and James River District rivals Buckingham County and Goochland in the FNE Game of the Week.

Cavaliers Drop Second Straight Match

After falling at home to Davidson on Wednesday, the Virginia men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 game at No. 18 Syracuse Saturday night.

Cavs Enter October in Thick of ACC Coastal Division

As Virginia linebacker Henry Coley pointed out on Monday, recent history has shown that picking a favorite in the ACC's Coastal Division is probably a waste of time.

Gooch Making Most of Final Season at UVa

Miles Gooch's first career catch at Virginia was a memorable one. In Nov. of 2012, the then-sophomore wide receiver caught a touchdown pass from Michael Rocco in UVa's win over Miami.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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European Union keeps Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for now

European Union ambassadors have decided to keep Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia in place for the time being.

Gaza lions en route to Jordan, via Israel, after zoo damaged in recent Israel-Hamas war

A trio of scrawny lions has been brought into Israel from Gaza en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war.

Spain 's Catalonia region heeds top court, halts independence vote plans but vows to press on

The regional government of Catalonia says it will heed a decision by Spain's top court suspending its plans to hold an independence referendum but vows to continue efforts to hold a vote.

Iraqi officials: Wave of attacks in commercial areas kills at least 19 people

Officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq has killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens.

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