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2:45am

Fri August 3, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Nursing Schools Face Faculty Shortage

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 1:43 pm

Nursing students in a simulation lab at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.
Elizabeth Lee Cantrell UVA School of Nursing

There have been lots of goodbye parties this year at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. So far, 11 professors have retired. That's one-fourth of the faculty, and Dean Dorrie Fontaine is in no mood to celebrate.

Over the next few years, the Affordable Care Act will probably boost demand for nurses to take care of the newly insured, she says, "and I need faculty to teach the practitioners that are going to take care of these uninsured."

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11:43am

Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Metallica's James Hetfield Makes PSA For FBI To Help Find Fan's Killer

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 3:08 pm

New sketches of the suspect in Morgan Harrington's murder and a sexual assault.
FBI.gov

James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist for the heavy metal band Metallica, makes a straight-forward appeal for help in finding a fan's killer in a new public service ad produced for the FBI, Virginia and local law enforcement agencies.

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11:56am

Fri May 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Phones His Campaign Message Into Swing States

Following the release of what his campaign called his first ad of the general election, Romney participated in a "tele-town hall" with supporters in the swing states where the ad is running: Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Iowa.

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10:06am

Thu May 17, 2012
House & Senate Races

Tale Of The Tape: Ex-Governors Duke It Out In Va.

Originally published on Wed October 10, 2012 12:38 pm

Former Virginia Govs. Tim Kaine (left) and George Allen after a Senate debate in Richmond, Va., on Dec.. 7, 2011.
Steve Helber AP

One of the highest-profile political matchups of the season is playing out in Virginia, where two former governors with powerful friends and big-money backing are battling to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Webb.

The dead-heat matchup pits Democrat Tim Kaine, 54, a favorite of President Obama and a former Democratic National Committee chairman, against George Allen, 60, namesake of his legendary Washington Redskins football coach father and a U.S. senator until undone in a re-election bid by what has become known as his "macaca moment."

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11:55am

Tue May 15, 2012

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