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What on earth possessed Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to back declaring each July 13 as “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” in his state? A satisfactory answer to that probably is not on the horizon. Read more

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It has been pointed out that President Donald Trump’s attack on four Democratic congresswomen may have been calculated for political reasons. That is, Trump may have hoped outrage over his tweet would show his base that moderate Democrats have more in common with their party’s radicals than … Read more

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Katherine Johnson was honored recently by the agency that depended on her and others like her to make some of its biggest strides. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has renamed its Independent Verification and Validation Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia to honor Johnson, w… Read more

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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may yet spend an appropriate amount of time in a federal prison. He should have been sent away years ago. Why that did not happen needs to be explained. Read more

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On Wednesday, what seems like a whole lot of nothing happened when the General Assembly convened for a special session called by Gov. Ralph Northam in response to the Virginia Beach shooting at the end of May. Northam proposed a package of gun-control legislation. Read more

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Equal pay for equal work has been one justification cited by those who believe the U.S. Soccer Federation’s World Cup-winning women’s team should be paid as much as those on the men’s team. But that is misleading: Read more

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Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in many countries, not just the United States. What Pope Francis and others in the Catholic hierarchy do about the matter is watched closely throu… Read more

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Paul Riner said in a Saturday Daily News-Record article that it was the “right place, right time” scenario when he learned about the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign from the American Cancer Society, which aims to raise awareness and research money for breast cancer. Read more

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James Madison University, as reported in an article in Wednesday’s Daily News-Record, is now paying its employees a “living wage.” Read more

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The pleasant days of June are behind us, with the hotter temperatures of July and August just ahead. With the mercury and, often, humidity high, a cool dip in the pool sounds really good. Read more

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On Saturday, the Daily News-Record wrapped its most recent series profiling Valley residents who have a disability and are active in the workforce. These stories were prompted by an especially positive statistic showing that workers with disabilities are seeing a historically low unemploymen… Read more

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Elephants are among the most majestic creatures on the planet. Yet in some places, they are being killed off at an alarming rate. Poachers, who often cut the tusks out of dead elephants and leave their carcasses to rot, are responsible for many of the killings. Ivory still can bring a profit. Read more

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“We want to be good neighbors to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County,” said James Madison University spokesman Bill Wyatt in an interview with the Daily News-Record for an article appearing in Tuesday’s edition. “They provide a number of opportunities for our students, such as civic engagemen… Read more

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U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both D-Va., requested additional funding for improvements to enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion on Interstate 81 on Monday, joining efforts from Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, according to a Daily News-Record article in Tuesday’s edition. Read more

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