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FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

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Beatles TV show in the works

A TV show about the Fab Four and their label, Apple Records, is in development.

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Lockn’ Campground Not Opening Until Friday

The Lockn' campground will not open until Friday, forcing thousands to find alternate lodging.

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Morrissey Drops State Senate Bid

Joe Morrissey is dropping a State Senate bid because of health problems.

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Totals From Speeding Crackdown On Bypass

The numbers are in from last week's crackdown against speeding on the 250 Bypass.

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Suspect Charged With Several Felonies

Albemarle Police charged a man with several felonies following an incident earlier this week.


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Central VA HS Football Week 3 Schedule

Jefferson District Friday: Spotswood @ Western Albemarle (WINA Game of the Week) 7:00 p.m. coverage Harrisonburg @ Charlottesville 7:30 p.m.…


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Ringo Starr urges Paul McCartney to dig out old Beatles pics

The drummer is preparing to re-release his Fab Four photo book, "Photograph," later this month.


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Ronda Rousey to star in ‘Road House’ remake

The UFC fighter has landed the starring role in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze film.


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The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.


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WATCH: Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon are back with more ‘History of Rap’

From Whodini to Wu-Tang Clan, the boys are back to cover the history of rap.


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U.S. taking to the sky in drug smuggling fight

The eastern Pacific Ocean remains the most popular route for cocaine smuggling, but the Caribbean is again becoming a popular option — decades after U.S. authorities all but shut down cocaine smuggling into South Florida.


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Stage set for Serena’s semi-finals push in Grand Slam bid

The penultimate stage is set for the sixth step in Serena Williams' campaign to put an exclamation mark on her storied career by winning a fourth successive U.S. Open to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam sweep.


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Dear Judge Berman: Fan letters in ‘Deflategate’ show passion, anger

If the surreal saga known as "Deflategate" has proven anything, it is that National Football League fans take their sport, and Tom Brady, very seriously.


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No bull: ‘Downton Abbey’ filming halted by escaped animal

A number of farm animals were brought in for a scene which takes place at an agricultural show, but the shoot was thrown into jeopardy after a bull broke free from its pen and caused chaos.


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It’s ‘ridiculous:’ Kmart beefs up layaway, eyeing even earlier holiday shopping

It's only September but things are already beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


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U.S. job openings soar to record high of 5.8 million

The Labor Department says job openings soared 8 percent to 5.75 million, the most since records began in 2000.


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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Sept. 10.


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House clears three Iran deal-related bills for debate

One of the three measures is a resolution finding that President Barack Obama has not complied with the Iran nuclear review act, the second is a motion of approval of the nuclear deal and the third would seek to suspend Obama's right to waive sanctions.


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Candidates slam Common Core, but education standards take root

Since they were adopted by 46 states five years ago, the Common Core standards have become a symbol of Big Government overreach for conservatives.


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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Sept. 10

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Cosby to be deposed in sexual abuse lawsuit


Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse.

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OPENING WEEKEND: Biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ competes against ‘Pan,’ ‘The Walk’


Here's a look at the movies set to open nationwide this weekend.

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‘Ant-Man’ sequel and three more Marvel movies are coming


The superhero universe will add three more as of yet unnamed movies by 2020.

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Carlton says there won’t be a ‘Fresh Prince’ reboot


Alfonso Ribeiro is adamant there will never be a TV reboot of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," because no one can take the place of their "cornerstone" James Avery.

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WATCH: Keith Richards on ‘Crosseyed Heart’ and getting the Stones back in the studio


The Rolling Stones guitarist talks about the overwhelmingly positive response to his third solo album, and getting the Stones back in the studio for the first time in a decade.