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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Rifle Association is attacking the gun-rights stance of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin in a new television ad, and it's using one of its biggest campaign weapons: a speech by President Donald Trump.

In Brief:

—INMATE DEATH, from South Charleston: West Virginia police are investigating the death of a jail inmate in Charleston who was beaten in his cell and later found dead.

—SCHOOL CUSTODIAN-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, from Vienna: A West Virginia elementary school custodian is accused of using a school computer to search the internet for pictures of children's genitalia.

In Sports:

—WEST VIRGINIA SCHEDULE, from Morgantown: West Virginia will open the Big 12 basketball season at home against Texas Tech on Jan. 2 and face both perennial league champion Kansas and Oklahoma at home on separate weekends.


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