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      Police probe area around discovered remains for clues on U-Va. student

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      Enjoy today’s dose of sunshine before clouds and possible showers move in

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      Colt McCoy delivers in dire situation

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      ** ADVANCE FOR Sunday, NOV. 20--FILE **In this 1918 file photograph, influenza victims crowd into an emergency hospital at Camp Funston, a subdivision of Fort Riley in Kansas. The flu, which is believed to have originated in Kansas, killed at least 20 million people worldwide and appears to be more bird-lie than previously thought. History is supposed to teach lessons. But past flu pandemics, it turns out, don't teach much about whether today's bird flu will become a human mega-killer or just make some scientists and officials look like Chicken Little. (AP Photo/National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology/FILE)

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      Placoderm love. (Artists rendering/University of Flinders)

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      Redskins’ big picture still has flaws

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