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ABC's Arrest Powers Under Scrutiny

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Department, which that has sparked public outrage over two high-profile arrests has investigated three complaints of excessive use of force by its officers in the last five years. While the ABC supplied those numbers to The Associated Press in response to an open-records request, the details remained sealed.

Darden Students Renovate Charlottesville Homes, Non-profits

More than 300 students from UVa.'s Darden School of Business teamed up with the Building Goodness Foundation to rehabilitate seven homes and two non-profits in and around Charlottesville. Students say it's their way of giving back to the community.

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Farms declined in 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Statistics Service show the number and size of Virginia farms declined in 2014.

It is estimated there were 45,900 farms in Virginia in 2014. That's down 100 from 2013. The average farm size dropped by 1 acre to 179 acres.

Tony Banks with the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation said Virginia farms are trending similar to the national average regarding changes in size and number.

Republicans raised more money

Newly filed finance reports show Virginia Republican state lawmakers have raised more funds than Democratic state lawmakers for this year's campaign season.

Democrats said they don't have as much in the bank because they're already spending it.

The two parties are mostly focusing on competitive races in the state Senate, where Democrats need to pick up one seat to gain control of the chamber.

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'Hoos Lose Kirby In Win Over Miami

Brian O'Connor said afterward that Virginia's 5-4 victory over Miami at Davenport Field might have been the Cavaliers' best team win of the season.

Cavaliers Receive Championship Rings

The Virginia men's soccer team received their national championship rings Saturday evening at John Paul Jones Arena.

Cavs Can't Complete Sweep of Miami

Miami did all of its damage in the first four innings Sunday morning at Davenport Field, en route to an 8-6 win over Virginia in the finale of the teams' three-game ACC baseball series.

Cavs Wrap Up Spring With Orange and Blue Game

Wide receiver T.J. Thorpe wasted no time making his presence known during Virginia's annual Orange and Blue spring football game Saturday evening at Scott Stadium.

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Yemen Shiite rebel leader vows not to surrender amid strikes

A Shiite rebel leader in Yemen vowed to not surrender Sunday amid Saudi-led airstrikes in a rambling speech that rejected U.N. efforts to halt violence there, even as the political party of the country's former leader welcomed international efforts for a cease-fire.

State-run Kuwait news agency says kingdom discovers 4 new oil fields after 2-year exploration

Kuwait's state news agency says the state-run Kuwait Oil Co. has discovered four new oil fields.

Israel police investigating killing of Polish tourist after body found with signs of violence

Israeli police say they're investigating the killing of a Polish tourist whose body bore signs of violence.

Cuba holds 1st vote since thaw with US; in unusual twist, 2 dissidents on ballots

Cuba is holding first local elections since a historic thaw in relations with the United States.

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