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Guilty Verdicts For Former Gov. McDonnell And Wife In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on all 11 public corruption charges that he faced. His wife, Maureen, was convicted of eight of those same charges, as well as one additional charge of obstructing the grand jury investigation.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

McDonnell was found guilty on 11 of 14 charges related to taking gifts from a businessman in exchange for political favors. His wife, Maureen, was found guilty on nine of 14 charges.

Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.

Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decisions.

Colorado Republicans Buck National Party Trends On Immigration

If the GOP is going to try to make inroads with Latinos in swing states, they might take a look at the former steel town of Pueblo, Colo., where Republicans say their pitch is starting to resonate.

Sen. Kaine: Strikes On Islamic State Must Be Approved By Congress

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., discusses the need for President Obama to seek Congressional approval before moving ahead with military actions against the Islamic State.

Candidates Court An Elusive Vote: Men

While Republicans typically do better among white males than do Democrats, candidates often have a harder time reaching men than women — no matter their race or political dispositions.
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McAuliffe Draws Criticism For Backing Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe  has thrown his support behind a $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline on the Atlantic Coast, which has drawn the ire of environmentalists.

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Senate Lawmakers At Impasse On Redskins Name Change

The Washington Post's editorial board has joined a growing chorus of media organizations that have opted to stop using the "Redskins" name for Washington's football team, but on Capitol Hill, it looks like there's little else that can be done.


Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Volunteers are combing through old ships' logbooks for the Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.