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October 16, 2019 - 1:52 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A group dedicated to preserving Charlottesville's Confederate monuments is asking the city to pay for an inspection of recent vandalism to two monument pedestals and install cameras in the area. The monuments, like others around the country, have been a source of...
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October 09, 2019 - 12:14 pm
By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox is a low-key retired school teacher who hasn't faced serious competition since the first President Bush was in office. Now he's a top target of Democrats —both in and out of state— looking to capitalize on voter...
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Jeff Katz
September 30, 2019 - 10:50 am
A black female student claims that she was pinned down and had her dreadlocks cut off by three white male classmates at a private Christian school in Virginia, The Daily Mail reports. Amari Allen, 12, said that three white male students attacked her during recess at Immanuel Christian School in...
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September 21, 2019 - 12:52 pm
By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other...
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Jeff Katz
September 19, 2019 - 3:27 pm
A report released by the Center for Equal Oppurtunity this month shows that colleges in Virginia consider race in the admissions process. The report focuses on five specific schools in Virginia: University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, William & Mary and George Mason...
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September 10, 2019 - 4:51 pm
By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce. Amazon is looking for all kinds of workers,...
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Jeff Katz
September 10, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Daimler, a German-based company behind automaker Mercedes-Benz, has begun testing self-driving trucks on select Virginia highways in a partnership with Torc Robotics, VentureBeat reports. The trucks will be Freightliner Cascadias equipped with lidar sensors, cameras, radar, and Torc’s self-driving...
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September 10, 2019 - 2:52 pm
By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court hearing in Washington on Tuesday. John Hinckley Jr., 64, lives in Virginia and was...
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Jeff Katz
September 09, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Remember Ralph Northam? Played the part of the Governor of Virginia? Well, he's still desperately trying to repair his image after his blackface photo fiasco, as his latest "act" as governor indicates. Northam created a new position within his administration, naming the commonwealth's first-ever...
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Jeff Katz
September 06, 2019 - 11:25 am
The Democrats' campaign to erase history continues. Part of Jefferson Davis Highway has been renamed and will now be called Richmond Highway on the portion of the road that runs through Arlington County, Virginia, according to Fox 5 News. The Commonwealth Transporation Board's decision was...
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