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Cantor's Last Day

(Metro) It's Eric Cantor's last day as House Majority Leader.  Congress heads to recess after today, and when Cantor returns he'll simply be "Congressman Cantor."

The Virginia Republican's shocking defeat in the June primary will send Cantor packing.

He'll address the media in press conference later this morning.

Incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has already taken on many of Cantor's responsibilities.

Some Felons Voting Rights Restored

(Metro) Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says voting rights have been restored to more than 25-hundred ex-felons in the state this year. 

The governor announced in April that there would be a new, more transparent rights restoration policy with an automatic restoration of voting rights for offenders who have served their time and paid their debts to society. 

McAuliffe says, quote, "Virginians who have served their time deserve a second chance to become productive members of society again."

 

Cantor to Resign House Seat

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

Eric Cantor Steps Down as House Majority Leader

Eric Cantor delivered his final address on the House floor as the second highest ranking GOP leader.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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CHS Opens Camp Looking to Take Next Step

Charlottesville has made the postseason each of the last two seasons but lost in the first round both times.

Ex-Cav Sintim Added to UVa Coaching Staff

Clint Sintim's football coaching career is leading him back to Charlottesville.

Fischer Back, Lions "Back in Business"

When the clock struck midnight on Thursday, the Louisa County football team began what they hope is a return to their winnings ways. The Lions held their traditional midnight madness football practice, kicking off the 2014 camp season.

Koonce Ready to Rejoin Monticello Backfield

Jeff Woody could hardly hide his excitement following Monticello High School's first football practice of the season.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned' by government

Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korea newspaper based in Japan, published an interview July 30 with Kenneth Bae in which he is quoted as saying that nothing seems to be happening in his case and he feels abandoned.

Gaza crisis: 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire begins

Israel and Hamas agreed Thursday to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza conflict, set to begin Friday, the United States and United Nations said.

Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean

Giraffe dies after head hits overpass during truck transport on South African highway

Officials in South Africa say they plan to file charges after the death of a giraffe whose head struck a highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck.

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