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McDonnell To Face Cross Examination From Prosecutors Monday

Prosecutors are expected to get their chance to ask questions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday afternoon, as they try and connect the dots between loans offered by CEO Jonnie Williams and actions by the Republican governor.

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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Former Gov Defends Relationship With Jonnie Williams

On the stand today, the former Virginia governor defended his relationship with the businessman at the heart of the trial, saying it was appropriate.
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McAuliffe Creates Task Force To Combat Campus Sexual Assaults

The task force will include college administrators, law enforcement and members of the governor's cabinet, and will be chaired by Attorney General Mark Herring.
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As McDonnell Speaks For Third Day, Trial Against Him Becomes Therapy Session

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has spent two days speaking about the troubles of his marriage, and a third day of testimony is aimed at making the case that he could not have conspired with a wife he was barely speaking to.
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The Politics Hour - August 22, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Angela Alsobrooks, the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland.

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McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will take the stand Thursday for the second day, as defense attorneys seek to emphasize how the Republican's relationship with Jonnie Williams did not involve extending special treatment.

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Maureen McDonnell Didn't Give Special Treatment To Star Scientific, Witness Testifies

A defense witness in the corruption trail against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, says the former first lady often traveled the state promoting state businesses, countering the notion she gave special treatment to the company at the heart of the corruption trial.
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Supreme Court Blocks Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

With only hours until same-sex couples in Virginia could start getting married, the U.S. Supreme Court today intervened to put any unions on hold until justices could review a challenge from a county clerk in Prince William County.
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75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In

In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves...

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Silver Line Service Draws Mixed Reviews From Virginia Commuters

It's been three weeks since the start of Silver Line service and while some applaud the opening of the line into Northern Virginia, many regular commuters still aren't happy about longer, more expensive rides to work.

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