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Catholics Told Not To Donate To ALS Association

Catholics Told Not To Donate To ALS Association

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The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is asking parishes and schools that participate in the ice bucket challenge not to send money to the ALS Association. The diocese says it’s fine to send donations to other organizations that combat Lou Gehrig’s disease. It draws the line at the ALS Association because it uses embryonic stem cells for research. The Catholic Church compares the use of embryonic stem cells to abortion, which it says violates the sanctity of human life.

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Police Investigate Gunshots On McIntire Road

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City Police are investigating Saturday morning gunshots on McIntire Road and a car being abandoned on Hillsdale Drive.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

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Navy Welcomes Sub Named For Warner

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The U.S. Navy's newest submarine is named for Virginian John Warner.

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Herring Says Pension Can Be Seized

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Mark Herring says Bob McDonnell's pension can be taken away, even though the appeals process has not run its course.