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What's News Today, Monday, June 24, 2013

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President Barack Obama will meet with business leaders at the White House to discuss immigration reform. The meeting will include the congressional budget office analysis that says immigration reform would promote economic growth.

Meanwhile, the Senate will be gearing up for a key vote later today on an amendment to the immigration reform bill. Sixty votes are required for passage of the amendment would double the number of border control agents to 40,000 and guarantee the completion of a 700 mile fence along the southern border.

Governor Bob McDonnell will announce results of administration initiatives to reduce homelessness in the Commonwealth this morning at 11:00 a.m.. in Richmond.

Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe will visit Central Virginia Community College today at 11:00 to hear about its workforce training programs.

A health fair for the blind or vision impaired is today from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Voice of the Blue Ridge. It will give individuals a chance to speak to service providers on various topics.

Work Healthy & Live Healthy Lynchburg will announce the details of its next 100 Mile challenge at rally at 11 today in council chambers.

Radford's College of Science and Technology's Camp Invention starts today. The week long adventure is for kids entering grades one through six and immerses them in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the Stem subjects., science, technology, engineering and mathematics

A 2013 Cox Conserves Hero will be named at reception at the Cox office in Roanoke today. The award celebrates local volunteers who give back through sustainability projects.

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