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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) The Navy has permanently removed a senior Navy officer from command of an aircraft carrier over raunchy comedy videos he made and showed to the crew. The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces says Captain Owen Honors showed "extremely poor judgment" in the videos that included anti-gay slurs and sexual innuendo.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Centra Health President and CEO George Dawson is retiring after leading the health care system for 25 years. Centra says that Dawson is expected to retire by the end of the year.

POQUOSON, Va. (AP) Two Virginia duck hunters have drowned in separate accidents. Twenty-four-year-old Isaac Bowles of Yorktown drowned yesterday morning after he and another hunter fell from a boat into Lyons Creek near Poquoson.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) U.S. Senator Jim Webb has named Allison Jaslow as his press secretary. Jaslow is an Army veteran who formerly served as Wisconsin Representative Steve Kagen's press secretary. She also has served as communications director for the Democratic Party of Virginia and as special assistant to the communications director at the White House.

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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