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Flint, Michigan: Lead-tainted water unsafe to drink, doctors say

Flint - Scary news out of Flint, Michigan shows that when the city switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River for its drinking water, blood tests revealed that the tap water residents are now drinking is causing elevated lead levels in the city's children.

American politics: A gun tale

Denver - In Colorado’s state capitol building, a Democrat was being sworn in as the newest state senator. A few miles to the south, a teen gunman wounded two people with a shotgun before blowing his brains out.

Virginia Tech announces breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production

Researchers at Virginia Tech say they have discovered a new way to extract quantities of hydrogen from plant sources.The breakthrough holds the promise of revolutionizing the alternative energy market by making available environmentally friendly fuel.

Video: Cyro, robotic surveillance jellyfish at Virginia Tech

Researchers at Virginia Tech say they have developed a robotic jellyfish called Cyro, an autonomous marine robot with eight arms measuring nearly six feet and weighing 170 pounds.

Op-Ed: Coming to a sea near you — Giant robot jellyfish

Sydney - U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Office of Naval Research have developed low powered versatile robots for multiple tasks in the ocean. These things weigh 170lb and can do everything you would want a giant jellyfish to do.

Op-Ed: How does Virginia Tech affect U.S. gun laws?

The location of the senseless shooting brings no bearing or significance to the crime or greater lobbying for stricter gun control on the federal level.

Virginia Tech alert lifted, gunman reportedly shot himself

Blacksburg - Virginia Tech officials have announced the alert at the school has been lifted after a weapon was found beside the body of the second individual in today's shooting. Police stopped short of saying the shooter of the VT police officer committed suicide.

Virginia Tech reports shots fired on campus, two dead

Blacksburg - Gunshots have been reported at Virginia Tech prompting school officials to shut down the university while campus police search for the shooter. One police officer has reportedly been killed and another possible victim is being reported by witnesses.

UPDATE: Virginia Tech police search for gunman reported on campus

Blacksburg - Virginia Tech is under a state of alert after a gunman was spotted on the campus this morning by what officials believe are credible witnesses. School buildings are locked down and students have been told to stay inside while police continue the search.

Virginia Tech professor who died while saving students is honored Special

Liviu Librescu was killed during the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007. The Romanian-born engineering professor kept the gunman away from his students by blocking the classroom door with his body. A Bucharest street has been named in his honor.

Pro Football: NFL's 2010 Declared for Draft

The NFL draft won't be until April, but with bowl season now over players have decided to declare themselves eligible for that draft early.

College Football: Va. Tech Stops Tennessee

The Virginia Tech Hokies made easy work of the Tennessee Volunteers in the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl on Thursday in Atlanta.

Op-Ed: Time to Go Bowling with College Football

It's beginning to look a lot like college bowl season. Yes, it is both with a sense of depression and excitement that we get to this point of the year.

VA Tech first alerted families, but not public, about shootings

During the worst campus shooting spree in U.S. history, Virginia Tech officials locked down some administrative buildings and warned their own families more than 90 minutes before the rest of the campus was alerted

Op-Ed: Why 'ACC' Football stands for 'Actually Can't Compete'

The ACC Championship game is shaping up to be more of a game of shouldn't-be-theres, rather than best of the best. Clemson and Georgia Tech to face off for a second time this season with a BCS birth on-the-line.

Monday Marks Tenth Anniversary of Columbine Shooting

Days after the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech Massacre of 2007, it will be the tenth anniversary of the Columbine Massacre. As a result, the issue of gun rights and gun violence emerges from the water again.

Virginia Tech Shooting Marks Its Second Anniversary

Today is a historical but dark day for Virginia Tech, the United States, and the rest of the world. It is the second anniversary of the bloodiest school shooting in United States history: the Virginia Tech massacre.

Families of VT Massacre Victims Get Rewarded With $11M Settlement

So far, a settlement for $11 million dollars has been approved a judge to be rewarded to the families of those who were killed in the Virginia Tech shooting.

As One Year Anniversary of VT Massacre Passes, Painful Memories Are Brought Back

On April 16, 2008, after one year after the Virginia Tech massacre, many on campus and those affected began a day of mourning on the one year anniversary, in which 32 students and teachers have lost their lives.

Virginia Tech Did Not Take Daniel Kim's Suicide Seriously, According To Father

The father of 21-year-old Virginia Tech student Daniel Kim, who fell into depression after the Virginia Tech shooting in April of 2007, says that the school officials did not take the warning signs of suicide seriously at all.

Settlement Reached in Virginia Tech Shootings Lawsuit

The state of Virginia has reached an $11 million settlement with families of the of victims in the tragic Virginia Tech shootings, lawyers announced today.

Florida Man Threatens to Recreate The Virginia Tech Killings

Calin Chi Wong lives in Homestead Florida and was arrested last week for threatening, via the Internet, to re-enact the Virginia Tech killings that killed 32 people in the deadliest school shooting in US history.

Time To Move On: Life at Virginia Tech

Students hurry about from one class to the next. It's the beginning of the fall term at Virginia Tech, a school intent on moving forward. Last year the worst shooting spree in US history took place on these grounds.

Surveys Sent Out to Virginia Tech Students to Find Motive

State police are using surveys to question most students at Virginia Tech, and most students are more than willing to help.

Netflix making money off Virginia tech killer?

In a time of such sorrow, there are still people trying to capitalize.

Virgina Tech to award degrees to victims

Officials announced they will award degrees posthumously to victims of the Virginia Tech massacre.

Author claims government sponsored "culture of aggression" to blame

Article posted today blames government sponsored "culture of aggression" for killings at Virginia Tech.

VIDEO: Confessions of the Virginia Tech Killer

In what appears to be a pathetic attempt for added fame or simply an act of mental instability, Cho sent chilling videos, photos and written statements to the media explaining his actions. View the video below.

New information on Cho from Al Jazeera

Apparently Cho, responsible for the massacre at Virginia Tech, had been accused of harassing female students and had been taken to a psychiatric hospital in 2005.

Beware the Virginia Tech Virus

"Security researchers are warning people to be watchful for phishing scams and malware attacks that take advantage of this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech."
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Officers on the scene after the Dec. 8 Virginia Tech shooting
Officers on the scene after the Dec. 8 Virginia Tech shooting
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Norris Hall  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
Norris Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
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Virginia Tech campus shooter is still at-large in today s shooting.
Virginia Tech campus shooter is still at-large in today's shooting.
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On the morning of April 16  2007  Seung-Hui Cho  23  embarked on a shooting spree at the Virginia Te...
On the morning of April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, 23, embarked on a shooting spree at the Virginia Tech university campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. Cho's murderous rampage left 32 dead and 17 wounded in what became the worst shooting spree in U.S. history. Cho committed suicide as police approached him. Cho suffered paranoid schizophrenic. Some criminal profiles have described as a textbook psychopath. This image is a self-portrait Cho included with manifesto sent to NBC News.
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Law enforcement officers continue to search for the suspect in the Virginia Tech shooting.
Law enforcement officers continue to search for the suspect in the Virginia Tech shooting.
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Virginia Tech on lockdown following a deadly shooting
Virginia Tech on lockdown following a deadly shooting
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