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NFL Hall of Fame ceremony gets emotional

One of the greatest leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis, used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech last Saturday to call for more enlightened leadership in the United States.

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Federal appeals court rulings put brakes on 2 pipeline projects

A federal appeals court in Richmond on Monday threw out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline, a ruling environmental groups said should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline.

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Norfolk police hit 16M views in lip-synch challenge

A video of police officers in Virginia dancing and lip-synching to Bruno Mars’ hugely popular song “Uptown Funk” has become a smash hit on the internet.

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Dominion Energy lobbying up tenfold

Dominion Energy is reporting a recent tenfold increase in spending aimed at influencing Virginia politicians. That spending came as the utility was pushing for a new law that could lead to higher electric bills.

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Former President Carter launches Liberty University address with jab at Trump

Former President Jimmy Carter took a gentle poke at President Trump at the start of a commencement address to graduates of Liberty University in Lynchburg.

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Arrests mark first day of re-ignited Poor People’s Campaign

Activists converged on state capitals around the United States on Monday to begin six weeks of nonviolent protests calling for new programs to help millions of Americans who live in poverty, an overhaul of voting rights laws and other social change.

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‘Becoming Kareem’ coming to a city near you

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived.

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Director Ava DuVernay wins top award at NAACP Image Awards

A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named Entertainer of the Year at Monday night’s NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change.

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Pope Francis: Don’t make money, career your whole life

Pope Francis advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one’s whole life, urging in his Epiphany remarks to also resist “inclinations toward arrogance, the thirst for power and for riches.”

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New fund set up to preserve African-American historical sites

A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are no longer endangered.

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