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in Weird

Giant tortoise makes a great escape

Neighbors called local police after spotting a giant 80-pound tortoise slowly crawling in the streets of Florida.

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in Entertainment

Vin Diesel’s fans push him into fantasy

The actor talks about how his fans convinced him to enter the world of fantasy movies in "The Last Witch Hunter" and how hard it is to juggle his busy schedule.

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in Entertainment

Shhhh! Secret weddings new vogue for Hollywood

The hush-hush ceremonies are a stark contrast with the lavish celebrity weddings of the past.

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in Sports

Spieth re-sets goals for year, eyes top spot in rankings

Though Spieth's bid for a calendar grand slam of the majors ended at St. Andrews, he can still add a third leg at next week's PGA Championship while he would become world number one with victory this Sunday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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in Entertainment

Jon Stewart signs off from ‘The Daily Show’ with a look back

Jon Stewart wrapped up his long-running "The Daily Show" on Thursday with effusive tributes to his show's staff, many on hand to see him off while political and media luminaries who served as some of the satirist's favorite targets, from Bill O'Reilly to Hillary Clinton, appeared on tape.

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in National

10 years on, Hurricane Katrina’s scars endure for New Orleans

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans seems to have found its rhythm again: the French Quarter is choked with tourists, construction cranes tower over the skyline, and hipsters bike to cafes in gentrifying neighborhoods.

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in National, World

Blows for Obama as key lawmakers come out against Iran deal

U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes of preserving the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were dealt a setback on Thursday when Chuck Schumer, one of the top Democrats in the U.S. Senate, said he would the oppose the agreement.

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It’s all about Trump at raucous Republican debate

Donald Trump refused to rule out an independent White House bid and bristled at questions about his attitudes toward women, leaving his rivals struggling for attention on Thursday during a feisty first Republican presidential debate.

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in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 7.

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in National

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 7

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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in Lifestyle

Fitness fundamentals still challenge Americans, poll finds

Despite an explosion of fitness advice from TV shows, blogs, books and online experts, a basic knowledge of health and exercise still eludes most Americans, according to a poll.

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in Viral Videos

Jon Stewart says goodbye to ‘The Daily Show’

The comedian finally gets his "moment of zen" with a performance by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 7

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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in Local, Surrounding Counties

DMV Can Recall Confederate Flag Plates

DMV has a green light to recall and replace license plates with Confederate flags.

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in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Sabato: Thursday Debate Not Trump’s Night

Sabato says Kasich, Walker and Rubio fared best in a Thursday debate.

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in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Solid Waste Panel Shares Ideas

An advisory committee on solid waste shares its ideas with the Albemarle Supervisors.

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in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Van Der Linde Reacts To Solid Waste Panel

Peter Van Der Linde reacts to remarks by solid waste advisory panel members.

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Chamber Of Commerce To Hold Jobs Summit

The Regional Chamber Of Commerce will hold a jobs summit next month.

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in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

AAA Finds Gas Prices Keep Plunging

AAA-Virginia says the possibility of $2 per gallon gas is not out of the question.

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in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

Neighborhood Services Director Hired

Charlottesville has hired Alexander Ikefuna to manage its Neighborhood Development Services office.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 31

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A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

in Music

10 of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments

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Since debuting in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have prided themselves on being a stage for all things hip - and often - controversial.

in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.