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Al Gore and Rev. William Barber Lead Rally in Buckingham Against ACP

Among the many flashpoints in the fight over Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a proposed compressor station in Union Hill, a predominantly black community in Buckingham County founded by freed slaves.

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Charlottesville, VA – On Monday, Governor Tim Kaine took Virginia's executive branch on the road in and around Charlottesville. Reporter Martha Woodroof spent an exhausting day keeping up with them.

Charlottesville, VA – Despite the recent rainfall, trees and shrubs across Virginia are suffering from warmer temperatures and a lack of precipitation. Some gardeners believe the plants are trying to tell us something. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, took a walk in her garden.

Rockingham County – Suggestions for navigating the increasingly confusing process of applying to college. Dr. Margee Greenfield is the High School Challenge Facilitator for Rockingham County Schools. She advises students on the college selection process.

Charlottesville, VA – Memories of the Summer of Love

Charlottesville, VA – In this week's Civic Soapbox, the essay makes way for the narrative.
Deep brain stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. At present, the procedure is used only for Parkinson's patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications.

Charlottesville, VA – Deep brain stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. At present, the procedure is used only for Parkinson's patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications.

Dr. Robert Spekman has Parkinson's Disease. Following is a two-part narrative he calls "Reclaiming My Body: A Journey with Deep Brain Stimulation."

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The world's best breakdancers could compete for Olympic gold medals at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris, if the event's organizers succeed in getting the hip-hop dance style recognized as an Olympic sport.

As Paris organizers proposed adding breakdancing to the roster, the International Olympic Committee said the idea fits with its goal of making the Olympics "gender-balanced, more youth-focused and more urban."

The Trump administration has issued its final draft of a rule that makes sweeping changes to Title X, the federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income Americans.

Just a day after Jussie Smollett found himself formally in legal jeopardy, arrested in Chicago for filing a false police report, the Empire actor's job appears to be in jeopardy as well. Executive producers of the Fox program announced Friday that his character, Jamal, would not appear in the final episodes of the current season.

"No one can sing like Freddie Mercury," Malek told Fresh Air in November 2018. The actor has been nominated for an Academy Award for playing Queen's lead singer in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Filmmaker Adam McKay spoke to Fresh Air in January 2019 about his efforts to bring the former vice president "to the foreground" in Vice. The film is up for eight Academy Awards, including best film.

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