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Virginia Republicans Warn Of High Energy Costs With Obama's 'Clean Power Plan'

Republican leaders in Virginia say Obama's clean energy plan would drive up energy costs and damage a struggling economy. Democrats say saving the planet is more important than the short-term problem of higher energy bills.
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Silver Line Ridership In Tysons Well Below Metro Estimates

The number of riders using the new Silver Line has underwhelmed so far, but things like a lack of pedestrian and biking infrastructure connecting to the stations may be holding the line back, according to an internal Metro study.

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Virginia Republicans Put Off Meeting With Governor Over New Congressional Map

Virginia's congressional map has twice been ruled unconstitutional, but state Republicans have so far put off meeting with the state's Democratic governor to redraw the boundaries.

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Virginia's Bid To Banish Confederate Flag From License Plate Faces Judge

A judge in the Virginia city that was the final refuge for the Confederacy is set to hear arguments over the state's bid to erase the Confederate battle flag from license plates.
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After More Than Two Decades, Should Virginia Give Parole A Second Chance?

Virginia has pursued a policy called "truth in sentencing," eliminating parole for more than two decades, but as the cost of incarcerating tens of thousands of offenders continues to rise, that policy is being re-thought.

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State Police Wrap Up Investigation Into Bloody Arrest Of U.Va. Student

The review of what happened to Martese Johnson in mid-March is being sent to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Officials have not released details of the report.

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U.Va. Graduates Sue Rolling Stone Over Retracted Rape Story

A lawyer for the men said they suffered "vicious and hurtful attacks" because of the inaccuracies in the November 2014 article.

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Discovery By U.Va. Researchers Could Lead To New Way Of Detecting Cancers

Researchers at the University of Virginia say they've made a discovery that could eventually lead to a new way to detect cancers. The breakthrough announced Wednesday has to do with DNA.
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D.C., Virginia Lack Protections For Children In Event Of Disaster, Report Says

The group Save The Children says more needs to be done in the D.C. area to ensure that in the event of a disaster, there is a plan to account for the region's kids.

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