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Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived a bomb attack that targeted his convoy in central Damascus on Monday, Syrian state media and Hezbollah's al-Manar television reported. "The terrorist explosion in al-Mezze was an attempt to target the...
Tags: Politics, Government, Explosions, Emergency Incidents
Randolph College announced Thursday morning that Bradley W. Bateman has been named as the school’s 10th president. The announcement ends a nine-month search that included more than 90 candidates. Randolph College’s Board of Trustees selected...
Tags: Students, Politics, Teachers, Education, University of Kentucky
A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington denied the request on Wednesday....
WDBJ7 ReporterUPDATED: Radford University students have voted in favor of an on-campus smoking ban in elections held by the Student Government Association. Over 1,500 students voted, 51.4% voted in favor of banning smoking on campus. Currently, smoking is not...
Tags: Voting, Students, Civil Laws, Laws, Politics
WDBJ7 ReporterA truck driving around Roanoke on Tuesday certainly did a good job of turning the heads of nearby drivers. The reason: images of unborn children that were too graphic for us to put on the air. The driver of the truck, Gene Garrett, told WDBJ7 that he...
Tags: Abortion, Social Issues, Politics
Reverend Jonathan Falwell has released a statement about gay marriage in response to Prisedent Obama's statement earlier this week. Here is what he has to say about the issue: Statement on Same Sex Marriage by Jonathan Falwell Now that President Obama...
ReporterHealth activists who hope to curb smoking in Virginia have a new strategy, and it involves cutting the car tax. A Delegate from northern Virginia has introduced a bill that would raise the state's cigarette tax by more than $1.00 a pack, and devote...
ReporterLeaders in one hometown say racial and social class barriers still exist. And they say they have an idea on how to ease the tension. Martinsville City officials want to start a human rights and relations commission. The group would offer advice to...
Two former governors traded blame for the failing economy and disputed at what point contraception occurs during the first debate of Virginia's nationally prominent 2012 U.S. Senate race. Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine faced off...
Tags: Mining, Executive Branch, Germany, Metal and Mineral, Politics
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies are suing the federal government over new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Lorillard...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, said he found the secret to the University of Notre Dame during a nighttime visit to the campus Grotto. During the 2013 commencement speech Sunday in Notre Dame Stadium, Dolan recalled...
Reuters* Nigeria in major offensive against Boko Haram Islamists * Doubts over possibility of political solution to conflict * Phones cut to prevent insurgents communicating By Joe Brock MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 19 (Reuters) - Nigeria offered an amnesty on...
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