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End of 'Mad Men,' but show's relics find new life at museum

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don Draper is making his exit with "Mad Men" this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian Institution....

Construction work to expand Marine Corps museum begins

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) -- The National Museum of the Marine Corps is starting construction of a $50 million addition that will double the size of the attraction in Quantico, about 30 miles south of the nation's capital....

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Garrett questions money for yurts in state budget

In a floor debate last month, Sen. Tom Garrett, the only senator to cast a no vote on the state budget, stood up and asked a question: “What the heck are we doing buying yurts?”

Governor signs breastfeeding everywhere bill; law goes into effect July 1

RICHMOND — Women will be able to breastfeed in Virginia anywhere they are lawfully allowed to be thanks to bipartisan legislation signed Monday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited. …

Fetus debate looms following charges in womb-cutting case

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus' legal rights after prosecutors said they could not file homicide charges against a woman who allegedly cut an unborn child from her mother's belly.

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Salute to the Greatest Generation

The News & Advance's Katrina Koerting had the privilege of interviewing 15 of Central Virginia's World War II veterans. Their stories represent a cross-section of the sacrifices made and the veterans' reflections now, 70 years later, on that experience.

1964 LynSox: A Season Apart

Battle of Lynchburg 150th

D-Day 70th Anniversary

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