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A Journey to U.S. Citizenship is Fulfilled at Monticello

78 candidates from 40 countries around the globe went to Monticello with one goal in common, finalizing the rigorous journey of becoming an American citizen.

Backstage Pass: The Kairos Effect

The Kairos Effect is a young band, but don't let their youth fool you. Their rock and roll sound is the real deal.

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Bald Eagles Return To The James River

Bald eagles are back in record numbers along the James River, decades after they almost disappeared.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that as recently as the year 2000, there were just 56 eagle pairs in the James River region.

In the mid-1970’s, the majestic symbols of America were nearly wiped out entirely by pesticide pollution.

Aerial surveys in March & April revealed that 236 pairs of eagles produced 313 hatchlings this Spring, probably the most along the James since Colonial times.

Philip Stone Named New President Of Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College has a new president and a new board of directors.

Thursday marked the changing of the guard under a settlement to keep the college open that WAS scheduled to close in late August.

The college's new President, Phillip Stone said it is not his intention to keep the school running for just one year, but another 114 years.

The college was on the brink of closing as a result of financial challenges.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Announce Promotion for Sanchez

Longtime Tony Bennett assistant Ron Sanchez has been promoted to associate head coach of the Virginia men's basketball team.

Barons' New Field Starting to Take Shape

As he walked up to the construction site where the old football field used to stand at the Blue Ridge School, Tim Thomas joked that he wasn't sure if he was in the right place.

Huge Wins 2015 VGSA State Am Championship

Maclain Huge beat Mark Lawrence 4-and-3 in Friday's final to win the 2015 VGSA State Amateur Championship.

It's Personal: 'Hoos Rooting for Team USA at World Cup

An estimated 8.4 million viewers watched Tuesday's US women's national team win over Germany in the World Cup Semifinals. Not surprisingly, that massive audience included members of the Virginia women's soccer team.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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UK's Princess Charlotte to be christened on queen's estate

Britain's Princess Charlotte, the nine-week-old baby of Prince William and his wife Kate, is to be christened Sunday at a church on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate.

Syrian troops, Hezbollah enter rebel-held mountain resort near Lebanon border

State media says Syrian forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have entered a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon, a day after launching a major offensive to capture the town.

Land mine explosion in eastern Ukraine kills 5 soldiers, wounds 3 as fighting grinds on

Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists.

Burglars in Spain posed as phone workers to find out where safes were, then used blowtorches

Spanish police have arrested three suspects who allegedly committed 26 burglaries in the southern city of Malaga after posing as telephone engineers to study their targets.

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