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Virginia: State in the United States
Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.

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Ex-C.I.A. Asset, Now a Libyan Strongman, Faces Torture Accusations

Khalifa Hifter’s Virginia properties could make him vulnerable to a new lawsuit filed under a 1991 anti-torture law.
NYTimes.com - Published

Virginia's ban on assault weapons sales blocked in Senate committee

As four moderate Democrats joined Republicans, the committee voted to defer a vote until 2021 after the bill drew strong opposition from gun groups.
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Videos for Virginia


Bloomberg, Bide, Sanders Top Poll In Virginia [Video]Bloomberg, Bide, Sanders Top Poll In Virginia

Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are locked in a tight race in Virginia. This is just two weeks before that state’s Super Tuesday primary. The poll was conducted by Monmouth University...

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Deputies search for teen shooter [Video]Deputies search for teen shooter

A teenager in Virginia is wanted on suspicion of killing his mother and brother on Valentine's Day and shooting his father.

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Virginia braces for gun rights rally [Video]Virginia braces for gun rights rally

The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias..

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Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia [Video]Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists filled the streets around Virginia’s capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly..

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Gun rights activists board buses to Virginia rally [Video]Gun rights activists board buses to Virginia rally

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists from around the country poured into the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way..

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Alleged neo-Nazis arrested ahead of VA gun rally [Video]Alleged neo-Nazis arrested ahead of VA gun rally

Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group were in court on Thursday after the FBI arrested them for possessing a machine gun and planning to incite violence at a gun-rights rally in Virginia on..

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Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally [Video]Warning of 'serious threats' Virginia governor bans weapons at gun-rights rally

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he would ban all firearms and other weapons around the state capitol building this weekend, ahead of a major gun-rights demonstration expected to draw..

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U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote [Video]U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

Trump administration officials failed to convince many U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander, and congressional Democrats..

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More than 35 injured in 69-vehicle pileup in Virginia [Video]More than 35 injured in 69-vehicle pileup in Virginia

Thirty-five people were hurt in a 69-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on a foggy and icy stretch of a Virginia highway early on Sunday, state police said. Roger Fortuna has more.

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Dozens Injured, Hospitalized In 63-Vehicle Pileup On Virginia Highway [Video]Dozens Injured, Hospitalized In 63-Vehicle Pileup On Virginia Highway

Thirty-five people were hurt in a 63-vehicle, chain-reaction crash in Virginia on Sunday. Reuters reports the incident took place on a foggy and icy stretch of highway early Sunday morning. Authorities..

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Sanctuary counties: Inside America's gun rights resistance

Democrats swept to victory in Virginia after campaigning on stricter gun control. Weeks later, the backlash began.
BBC News - Published

Virginia really is for lovers: The states most looking for love, according to Google

According to the search platform, the word "love" — along with "teddy bears" — tends to spike in popularity around Valentine's Day.
USATODAY.com - Published

‘It Didn’t Work:’ States That Ended Parole for Violent Crimes Are Thinking Again

Virginia, newly dominated by Democrats, may broaden parole for the first time in a generation. Others states are watching.
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Jornada del Muerto, Livestrong rebrand, Mach 8 tunnel: News from around our 50 states

Virginia moves to allow local control over Confederate monuments, Nevada hurries up with paper ballot plan after caucus chaos, and more
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Texas Democrats weighing ballots, bullets in 2020 campaigns

Texas Democrats are pulling out a new playbook in this year's Congressional races, loudly backing gun control in a bet a strategy that paid off in Virginia can also win elections in a..
Reuters - Published

Crane season, corporal punishment, Common Core: News from around our 50 states

Nevada gives up on parallel-parking test requirement, Virginia lawmakers move ahead on gun limits, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia could scrap a Confederate holiday dating back to the 1800s and instead mark Election Day

Democrats in Virginia's House voted Thursday to remove Lee-Jackson Day, honoring the Confederate leaders, and add Election Day as a holiday.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Deadly storm takes aim on Northeast after lashing South with severe storms, floods

A deadly storm across the South brought power outages and flooding to Tennessee, the Carolinas, Virginia and Florida
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Former Trump Navy Secretary to back Bloomberg for president

Former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer is scheduled to endorse former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg at a campaign event in Virginia on Friday, Bloomberg's campaign said, making..
Reuters - Published

Virginia lawmakers vote to block offshore drilling in rebuke to Trump plan

Virginia Democratic-led lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill to block future oil and gas development off the state's coastline, reflecting opposition to the Republican Trump administration's efforts to..
Reuters - Published

'Miracle' Everglades rescue: Kayaker found floating after going missing in late January

Mark Miele, 67, of Williamsburg, Virginia, is in stable condition after he was rescued Monday. He left for his trip on Jan. 22.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Gun Limits Are Coming to Virginia, Where the Old Politics No Longer Apply

Attitudes about guns are shifting in the state amid demographic changes. In one State Senate district that flipped to Democratic control in November, guns were a key topic.
NYTimes.com - Published

3 state AGs sue to recognize Equal Rights Amendment after Va. ratifies

Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment earlier this month, but it came long after a congressional deadline to do so.
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W.Va. governor Justice says he'd welcome Va. counties wanting to secede 'with open arms'

In an unlikely bid, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he would welcome neighboring Virginia counties to join his state.
USATODAY.com - Published

Atari hotel, Wienermobile warning, goat mayor's K-9 rival: News from around our 50 states

West Virginia tries to lure unhappy conservative Virginians, New York eyes 3-ounce threshold for legal pot, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands attend pro-gun rally in Virginia, protest peaceful despite tensions

Several thousand gun rights supporters rallied peacefully Monday near the Virginia state Capitol under heavy security to protest new proposed gun control legislation.
France 24 - Published

Pro-gun rally in Virginia ends peacefully

Pro-gun rally in Virginia ends peacefully  
USATODAY.com - Published

Gun owners, rights supporters protest in Virginia for passing gun-control legislation

A peaceful rally was formed at Virginia's capitol by gun owners and rights supporters to protest the possible passing of gun-control legislation.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia gun rally: US gun-rights activists rally in their thousands

After new gun laws were proposed in the state of Virginia, protesters had their firearms on open display.
BBC News - Published

Thousands of armed U.S. gun rights activists join peaceful Virginia rally

More than 18,000 armed gun-rights activists peacefully filled the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest gun-control legislation making its way through the newly..
Reuters - Published

Virginia gun rally: Thousands converge on Richmond

Greater restrictions on gun laws in the US state have angered pro-gun activists.
BBC News - Published

Armed U.S. gun rights activists rally against proposed Virginia gun laws

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists filled the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly..
Reuters - Published

Thousands rally for gun rights in Virginia amid heavy security

Hundreds of gun rights supporters were expected to gather at Virginia's Capitol in Richmond for a rally that state leaders fear could turn violent.
USATODAY.com - Published

Heather Heyer's mom: I own guns and think Virginia Democrats are going too far

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, the Virginia woman killed at a white supremacist rally, doesn't back proposed gun restrictions in Virginia.  
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Virginia gun rally draws thousands in support of the Second Amendment

Thousands of gun owners, descended on Richmond on Monday amid a fierce battle over Virginia's gun laws.
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands of armed activists gather at Virginia's pro-gun rally

Thousands of armed pro-gun activists from across the United States rallied outside Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest new restrictions proposed by state lawmakers, with authorities..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories January 20 A

Here's the latest for Monday January 20th: Richmond, Virginia prepares for gun rights rally; Two police officers killed in Honolulu; Shooting outside Kansas City bar leaves 2 dead, more than a dozen..
USATODAY.com - Published

Militia leaders warn Virginia gun rally could get violent

A pro-gun rally expected to draw thousands around Virginia's capitol building on Monday has authorities bracing for violence, but it also marks shifting battle lines in the U.S. gun debate.
Reuters - Published

Virginia gun rally: What's behind the battle over gun control descending on Richmond

Thousands plan to attend a gun rights rally in Richmond, but the movement driving it has been growing for months. Here's what we know.
USATODAY.com - Published

MLK Day, Virginia gun rights rally, SAG Awards: 5 things to know Monday

Civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored, the Australian Open begins and more things you need to know Monday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia gun rally: Authorities gear up for unrest in Richmond

Thousands are expected to take part in the Richmond rally, which authorities fear could turn violent.
BBC News - Published

Virginia declares state of emergency ahead of gun rally

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of a gun-rights rally.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Vows of peace, fears of violence at Virginia gun rally

The top Republican in Virginia's lower house said that any group planning to incite violence at a large gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond should stay home, while far-right leaders of militias..
Reuters - Published

Remains of fallen paratrooper return home to Fort Bragg

Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, was killed Jan. 11 by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
USATODAY.com - Published

Virginia's top House Republican warns "white supremacist garbage" to stay away from gun rally

Virginia's House Republican leader said on Saturday that white supremacists and any other groups trying to spread "hate, violence, or civil unrest" were not welcome at a pro-gun rally in the state's..
Reuters - Published

Angered by weapons ban, organizers urge thousands to attend Virginia gun rally

Organizers of a Virginia gun rally urged thousands of people to attend Monday's event protesting Democrats' push to stiffen the state's gun laws after its top court upheld the governor's emergency ban..
Reuters - Published

Trump on Virginia Gun Dispute: 2nd Amendment ‘Under Very Serious Attack’

The president weighed in before thousands were expected to gather in Virginia’s capital for a gun rights rally.
NYTimes.com - Published

What Did Virginia Learn From Charlottesville?

By banning weapons and closing entrances, state and local officials in Richmond are trying to avoid a repeat of the deadly clash in Charlottesville.
NYTimes.com - Published

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