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CASA poverty simulation

On Saturday Piedmont CASA hosted a poverty simulation in Charlottesville.

CASA volunteers and members of the public were invited to participate. They assumed the roles of specific scenarios in an attempt to better understand a month in the life of an impoverished American.

The "month" of poverty spent in the simulation was split up into 15 minute weeks during which some of the places participants went to was school, work, the bank, and the grocery store.

The Department of Criminal Justice Services overseas 27 CASA programs in Virginia and made the day's events possible.

UVA Native American Pow Wow

University of Virginia’s Native American Student Union held its first ever Pow Wow on grounds.

They met together to join in dancing and singing practicing in Native American culture.

Sarah Wooten, the vice president of the Native American Student Union said the Pow Wow brought people together from different nationalities and walks of life.

42nd Annual Home and Garden Program

More than 80 vendors were featured at the 42nd Annual Home and Garden Festival put on by the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association.

Anchors Aweigh at 10th Annual Big Gigs Fundraiser

The Big Gig is the annual marquee gala fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia and Saturday night it was anchors aweigh in support of the club's mission.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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Barons Break Ground on New Athletic Complex

Blue Ridge School headmaster Trip Darrin opened his remarks Friday afternoon by bringing his audience's attention to the 50-year-old track off in the distance.

Former Virginia Head Coach to Lead DePaul

Former Virginia men's basketball head coach Dave Leitao to become the next head coach at DePaul.

Mavericks' Morris Works Back from Tommy John

They're perhaps the three scariest words for a baseball player: Tommy John Surgery. And Miller School senior Jack Morris heard them in the summer of 2013.

No. 8 Virginia downs Duke at home, 6-1

Virginia men's tennis beat Duke 7-1 Sunday to remain undefeated in ACC play.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Hamas guilty of war crimes in Gaza clash, Amnesty International charges

A horrific missile attack in Gaza during last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, for which Israel was broadly condemned at the time, was actually caused by a Palestinian missile misfiring and killing its own people, Amnesty International charged in a report released Thursday.

Assad 'open' to negotiations with US, says ISIS strengthening despite airstrikes

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that he’s "open" to negotiations with the United States and that airstrikes conducted by a U.S.-led coalition in the region are not defeating the Islamic State terror group.

Teen libertarian is parlaying YouTube videos into role as face of Brazil's anti-left protests

Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.

Evo Morales' party suffers setbacks, loses capital in local, regional elections in Bolivia

President Evo Morales' governing party has suffered serious setbacks in local and regional elections in Bolivia, with unofficial results showing it losing the capital of La Paz and several key governorships.

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