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Title: Presidents Day
When: 02/18/2013
Description: Most federal, state, and local offices will be closed. Libraries will be closed as well as ABC Stores and Post Offices.
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  • Two NFL Teams Deactivate Players Accused of Abuse, Another Player Arrested

    David Lee/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two National Football League players were deactivated on Wednesday for separate criminal accusations, and police reported assault accusations made against another.

    Early Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Vikings reversed course and announced that they would place running back Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring him to stay away from all team activities while he deals with an indictment on charges of child abuse stemming from what he says was discipline of at least one of his children.

    An NFL spokesman called the Vikings move, "a good decision that...

  • Missing University of Virginia Student Seen on Video

    Charlottesville Police(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Surveillance videos of the last time missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was seen were released on Wednesday and they appear to show the sophomore running at one point and retracing her steps as if she was uncertain of which way to go.

    Charlottesville police also said that there is a legitimate reason to consider Graham's case as similar to that of at least one other girl who has disappeared in the area in the past five years.

    “Both of them occurred within the proximity of the University...

  • Pentagon: 'So Help Me God' is Optional in Enlistment Oaths

    Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Air Force opted on Wednesday to allow its members to omit the phrase "so help me God" when reciting their enlistment and appointment oaths.

    Recently, an atheist airman was denied re-enlistment after he refused to end his oath with the phrase. The airman was told that regulations required the oath include the phrase.

    The Pentagon General Counsel decided that such a phrase can't be mandatory in military oaths.

    "In response to a request from the Department of the Air Force, the Department of the Defense's General Counsel issued...

  • Lee Ann Womack Tapes CMT "Crossroads" with John Legend

    Image Courtesy Sugar Hill RecordsLee Ann Womack teamed up with pop/R&B star John Legend to tape a new episode of CMT Crossroads Wednesday night in Franklin, TN.

    The eight-song set included the two singers swapping vocals on their biggest hits, including Lee Ann's "I Hope You Dance" and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning," as well as John's pop hits "All of Me" and "Green Light." Lee Ann's new single, "The Way I'm Livin'," also made the set list, as did John's new offering, "You and I (Nobody in...

  • Nashville Notes

    Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockAlan Jackson will re-release his holiday album, Let It Be Christmas, on October 27 to all digital retailers.

    Lady Antebellum's new song, "Freestyle," is now available for download at iTunes. It's included on their new album, 747, coming out September 30.

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  • Lee Brice Gives the Inside Story of Performing the National Anthem with Luke Bryan in New York City

    Image Courtesy Curb RecordsLee Brice still gets emotional talking about his performance of the national anthem with Luke Bryan during their September 12 concert at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Since it was the day after the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Luke gave a shout-out to those who lost their lives on that day in the attack on the World Trade Center. As the crowd chanted, "USA! USA!" Luke brought Lee onstage and whispered in his ear, "I just feel like we should do the national anthem."

    After...