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    He Said, She Said at the Movies: Transcendence Review

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    HE SAID: “Transcendence” is one of the most boring, incompetent, implausible, heavy-handed, lazy, condescending, and simply terrible movies I’ve ever had the misfortune of seeing in a theater. I’m ready to give up on Johnny Depp. The man is talented for sure, but his career choices over the past decade have been uninspiring and predictable. I don’t want to see another Pirates movie, another Alice in Wonderland debacl... More>>

    First Fridays kicks off tonight in downtown Roanoke Video included

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    The first concert in the First Fridays outdoor concert series kicks off tonight in downtown Roanoke. Organizers are trying to start with a bang this year by opening the event with one of their biggest performers of the season, Clare Dunn. More>>

    What's News Today, Friday, April 18th Video included

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    The stories that will be making headlines today in Southwest Virginia and across the country. More>>

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

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    Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's... More>>

    Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

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    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr." More>>

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. More>>

    Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

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    The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials... More>>

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    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. More>>

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

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    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and... More>>

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion Video included

    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight." More>>

    Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data... More>>

    Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

    New emails released in IRS scandal

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    An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal. More>>

    Let the games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. More>>

    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking Video included

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of... More>>

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      Sex offender arrested after being found at child day care center

      Thursday, April 17 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:30:22 GMT
      A man whose record indicates he's a violent sex offender, has been arrested after being found at Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.Police say James Marion Floyd the 4th has been charged with being present on the property of a child day care center during business hours, and with two counts of failing to register his address as a violent sex offender. Police arrested him on Tuesday.Shining Star Family Center is a religious-based child care facility that also offers dance lessons an...
      A man whose record indicates he's a violent sex offender, has been arrested after being found at Shining Star Family Center on Williamson Road.Police say James Marion Floyd the 4th has been charged with being present on the property of a child day care center during business hours, and with two counts of failing to register his address as a violent sex offender. Police arrested him on Tuesday.Shining Star Family Center is a religious-based child care facility that also offers dance lessons an...
    • Portions of Franklin Road closed tomorrow

      Portions of Franklin Road closed tomorrow

      Friday, April 18 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:18:39 GMT
      Portions of Franklin Road will be closed tomorrow allowing crews to repair potholes.
      Portions of Franklin Road will be closed tomorrow allowing crews to repair potholes.
    • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

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      Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
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      Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:41:25 GMT
      Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
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    • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

      UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

      Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:26 GMT
      Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama's campaigns to help with its leader's election bid next year.
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