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New sequencing technology helps researchers understand brain cell development

- For many years, neuroscientists have focused on the role of neurons in brain development nearly to the exclusion of all else. Recent discoveries powered by genomic sequencing are standing accepted theories of brain development on their heads.
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Going green with your water bottle

- Plastic water bottles were once ubiquitous on college campuses and beyond where people wanted to stay hydrated without buying wasteful single-use plastic water bottles.


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Ken Plum: The quest for education

- I can remember the conversation almost word for word even though it occurred decades ago. The counselor in my high school asked me to come to her office, and there she told me it was time for me to start preparing applications to go to college.

Free at last: When you are among those few granted asylum

- At Stewart, four immigration judges heard around 4,522 cases in 2016, only 7 percent of which were granted asylum—the national average for the year was 43 percent. The judge in front of Robel had a 97.7 percent denial rate; in fact, he had denied Robel asylum before.


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Why previous homeowners prefer selling a home as is

- When a tenant or homeowner puts their home up for sale, they usually prefer selling a home as is. This article talks about the benefits of doing so.
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The best ways to finding lock repair experts

- This is the time when you need the services of a professional lock repair expert. This article contains the best ways to find locksmith service.


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Lynchburg Hillcats complete sweep of P-Nats

- Trailing 5-3 in the eighth inning, the Lynchburg Hillcats batted around and scored six runs to sweep the Potomac Nationals, 9-5, in a rain shortened two-game series.
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Flying Squirrels drop series finale to Senators

- The Flying Squirrels (21-19) lost to the Harrisburg Senators (18-23), 8-2, in the final game of the abbreviated three-game series on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.



AFP Editor Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of Augusta Free Press, and an award-winning journalist and editor, has covered Virginia politics since 1997, conducting interviews with governors George Allen, Jim Gilmore, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Bob McDonnell, Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam.

As a sportswriter, Chris is a credentialed member of the press box and press row at University of Virginia football, basketball and baseball games, covering the ACC Tournament, the NCAA Tournament and Virginia’s run to the Sweet Sixteen at Madison Square Garden in 2014, and also covering the UVA baseball team in the ACC Baseball Championship, and the NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals.

As a broadcaster, Chris is the former play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, from 2009-2014, has been the host of two TV talk shows, is in his third season as a color commentator for ESPN3 college baseball broadcasts, and this fall will begin his third year as the radio play-by-play voice for VMI football.


Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.

Read for free: click here.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.


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