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Facebook Now Loads It For You

(Metro) You don't have to enhance your photos on Facebook anymore -- they'll do it for you. 

A report in Tech-Crunch-dot-com says when you upload photos on IOS, Facebook will adjust the light and shadow on them automatically, and a slider will allow you to adjust the effect. 

Facebook started the auto-enhance feature Tuesday.

NASA Crater Contest

(Metro) NASA is offering five people the chance to name a crater on Mercury after a famous artist.  

The agency announced Wednesday that it will only consider names of artists who were famous for at least five decades and have been dead for at least three years. 

The naming of the five craters honors NASA's MESSENGER mission to the inner-most planet of the solar system. 

The contest website will accept submissions until January 15th.

Bids Received for Rt. 29 / Rt. 250 Interchange Improvements

Two construction companies submitted bids to build the improvements to the Route 29 / Route 250 interchange in Charlottesville. That project is the first roadway improvement in the Route 29 Solutions package to advance to construction.

Copper Fox Distillery to Open Williamsburg Location

Northern Virginia's Copper Fox Distillery is planning to open its second location in Williamsburg, creating 28 jobs.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Hope to Have Atkins Back vs. Vikings

If you're a basketball coach, there are worse places to look for coaching ideas than the San Antonio Spurs, the franchise that has won three NBA titles in the past decade.

'Hoos Hoping to Welcome New Member of Family

Kim McNeill hasn't just been on staff since Joanne Boyle arrived as women's basketball coach at Virginia in 2011. She's also been an assistant at both of Boyle's previous head-coaching stops, at California and Richmond.

'Hoos Roll to Win Without Boyle

Kim McNeill's stint as head coach of the Virginia women's basketball team is off to a winning start.

AHS Alum Fatton Reflects on NCAA Title

Virginia redshirt freshman Luc Fatton has won championship titles before with Charlottesville schools, but he said there's no comparing his 2013 VHSL State Title with Albemarle High School with UVa's NCAA win.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Colombian rebels announce unilateral cease-fire

Colombian rebels at peace talks with government representatives in Cuba have announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire as long as military units don't attack them.

Man finds woman with ex-girlfriend's name for a free trip around the world

A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.

Haiti's president meets with opposition amid search for prime minister

Haiti President Michel Martelly met Wednesday with opposition leaders in a bid to stabilize the politically fractious country as pressure mounted on him to appoint an interim prime minister.

Colombian rebels at peace talks in Cuba announce unilateral cease-fire with their government

Colombian rebels at peace talks with government representatives in Cuba have announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire as long as military units don't attack them.

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