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West Virginia gets 150th birthday party started

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia got its 150th birthday party started Thursday with a bell-ringing ceremony, festivals, speeches, concerts — and lots of cake. On the state Capitol steps, hundreds of people watched as a bell rang 35 times to honor West Virginia's entrance as the 35th state on June 20, 1863. "This is not just an important day in our state history," Gov. Earl Ray...