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What's News Today, Monday, May 5th

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There will be a concert in Washington tonight to celebrate last month's canonization of popes John Paul II and John XXIII as saints. Performers include the Washington Choral Arts Society, Carnegie Hall's Orchestra of St. Luke's and Poland's Krakow Philharmonic Choir. PBS will broadcast the concert later in the year.

It's Cinco de Mayo, the day commemorating the Mexican army's victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. President Barack Obama will mark the holiday with a reception at the white House. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife are hosting a breakfast at their home.

The Special Olympics Little Feet Meet is today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northside High School. Nearly 1,000 young athletes will compete in Olympic style events.

The Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia is celebrating its 30th birthday today. The 18 bedroom house provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children being treated in local hospitals.

Screen free week begins today. It's a seven day celebration of life without screen-based amusements by the campaign for a commercial-free childhood. digital devices are still allowed for work and homework but families are encouraged to make time for playing, reading and connecting with nature.

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    UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

    UPDATE: Interstate 81 lane reopens after Botetourt Crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:49:42 GMT
    Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder.
    Two lanes are still closed but traffic is now passing on the right shoulder.
  • UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:09:04 GMT
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

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