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Stories with place: Virginia
  • Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:27 pm
  • Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released Friday from three outside experts.

  • A look at heroin use, deaths in some US states 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 2:34 pm
  • In and around Cleveland, heroin-related overdoses killed 195 people last year, shattering the previous record. Some Ohio police chiefs say heroin is easier for kids to get than beer. In Missouri, admissions to treatment programs for heroin addiction rose 700 percent in the past two decades. In Massachusetts, state police say at least 185 people have died from suspected heroin overdoses in the state since Nov. 1, and the governor has declared a public health emergency.

  • Twin Metals copper-nickel mine plans firming up 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 5:28 pm
  • VIRGINIA, Minnesota - Twin Metals Minnesota says the copper, nickel, and precious metals mining projects that it is planning for the Ely area of northeastern Minnesota would keep the company in business for more than a century.