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Sharply divided Virginia GOP convention pushes for 50% threshold to name winner

Four different gubernatorial hopefuls claimed wins across Southwest Virginia’s sharply divided 10 counties and two cities in the early rounds of the Republican Party’s unassembled convention. Read more

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Mexico: Russia's Sputnik V shortages mean limited 2nd doses

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Russian authorities have been having so many problems producing second doses of their Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine that Russia probably will be unable to supply enough to people who already got the first dose, Mexican officials said Monday. Read more

Judge OKs broadcast, limits attendance at Iowa murder trial

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The public will be able to watch the trial of the man charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts — but not in person. Read more

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Sentence next for ex-UAW leader who embezzled, lived large

DETROIT (AP) — A welder who rose from the factory floor to become president of a venerable U.S. labor union is facing a prison term for luxurious winter stays in the California sun covered by dues paid by his blue-collar members. Read more

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WATCH NOW: COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Bee sting; Wasps stung by Hornets in ODAC playoff series; Emory & Henry claims strong case for NCAA bid

Emory & Henry came out on the short end of a 4-0 decision to Lynchburg in the ODAC tournament semifinals on Thursday, but the Wasps still have good reason to believe their season will continue in the NCAA tournament. They will find out on May 17.  Read more

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PREP BASEBALL: The ‘other’ Buchanan drives in game-winner in 11th for Pioneers

A pitcher's duel went into the bottom of the 11th inning before Lebanon was finally able to push a run across with the help of a Virginia High errors in the Pioneers' 1-0 win over the Bearcats on Thursday night.  Read more

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PREP BASEBALL: Sullivan Central falls to South, on brink of extinction

The Sullivan Central baseball team dropped a 12-2 decision to Sullivan South in the District 1-AA tournament on Thursday night. One more loss and the Cougars will call it a history, with the school closing at the end of this school year.  Read more

Opinion

Their View: Tax the rich? Here's what Biden forgot

President Joe Biden proposes to impose steep new taxes on high earnings and lucrative investments to help pay for expanded child care and other social programs. But he missed one of the most obvious places to start. Read more

Their View: Telemedicine is a tool — not a replacement for your doctor’s touch

Earlier in the pandemic, it was vital to see doctors over platforms like Zoom or FaceTime when in-person appointments posed risks of coronavirus exposure. Read more

Their View: Democratic debate in Bristol was disappointing. Here’s why.

The most recent debate between the Democratic candidates for governor did little to change the dynamics of the race — former Gov. Terry McAuliffe remains in charge — and even less to address the economy of rural Virginia. We can’t say we’re surprised, but we are disappointed. Read more

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Bristol Herald Courier - Best of Bristol 2021

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Toys of Christmas Past: The toys and tech that defined each decade

Did your favorite make the list? Here are the most popular toys since 1952. Read more

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Watch Now: Festive options for visiting Santa during COVID-19

Malls, mail, and Zoom could help get your list into Santa's hands! Read more

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Watch Now: Thanksgiving food myths debunked

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Watch Now: Five of the strangest items TSA won't let you take through security

These are some of the strangest items TSA won't let you bring in your carry-on bag. Read more

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