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Vigil held for VA TV journalists ...Obama praises people of New Orleans... KY clerk defies federal court orders

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 27, 2015 at 8:50 p.m.



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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Roanoke, Virginia, area is remembering the two TV journalists who were shot to death by a former colleague while they were on the air Wednesday. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he came to the candlelight vigil tonight outside WDBJ-TV to let the community know "that the entire commonwealth is thinking about them."

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama says the people of New Orleans are an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He spoke at a new community center in an area of the city that was once under 17 feet of water. He reminded the hundreds of residents gathered there that they "inspired all of America."

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in rural Rowan County, Kentucky, continues to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in defiance of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union. The U.S. Supreme Court will now be asked to consider whether Kim Davis can continue to deny marriage licenses until her appeal is complete.

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says the largest wildfire on record in Washington state "is not just a local fire, it's a statewide slow-motion disaster." He joined firefighters on the lines today as they battle the 450-square-mile fire. A fire spokesman says "All the lines are holding," despite rising temperatures and increased winds.

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews are fanning across Dominica to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika swept across the eastern Caribbean island. The storm caused flooding and landslides. At least four people lost their lives.. Erika is now spinning west toward Puerto Rico.as it heads toward Florida early next week, possibly as a hurricane

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