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Maryland Army Vet Helps Fellow Service Members Transition To Civilian Work

When Capt. Justen Garrity found it nearly impossible to find a job after he left the U.S. Army, he decided to strike out on his own.

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Lie, Cheat, Steal: Does UVA's Strict Honor Code Need A 21st-Century Update?

The University of Virginia has had a rule on the books for 172 years that students caught cheating, lying or stealing will get kicked out — but does that still make sense in the 21st century? Students will get to decide.

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Sale Of Pets From 'Puppy Mills' Facing Tighter Restrictions Under Virginia Bill

The bill limits pet shops to selling dogs that were obtained from humane societies, public or private animal shelters and qualified breeders.
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Lethal Injection Bill Fails In Virginia House Of Delegates

Legislation to secure the three-drug cocktail used in the state's executions by lethal injection failed in the state house, as lawmakers want to wait on a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the practice.

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Proposed Virginia Budget Could Bring Boon To Local Governments

This is the last week of the General Assembly session in Richmond, and budget negotiations seem to be going smoothly — a far cry from last year — and that good benefit localities in Virginia.
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Congressional Redistricting Process In Virginia Pushed Back To September

A federal court last year found that Virginia's redistricting unfairly diluted the influence of the state's African American population, but redrawing the lines will have to wait the results of a Supreme Court appeal.

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Virginia Proposes Fining CSX Transportation For 2014 Oil Spill

Virginia is proposing a large fine against the freight rail carrier CSX Transportation for last year's train derailment that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the James River in Lynchburg.
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University Of Virginia's Iconic Rotunda To Get $50M Facelift

A library built by Thomas Jefferson is getting a badly-needed makeover, as part of an effort that University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan says will keep the building as "an important link to the past."

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Analyst: Maureen McDonnell Sentence Indicates Evolving Role Of First Lady

"The potential for corruption by a married partner of a politician has never been greater," says George Mason University professor Jeremy Meyer.
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Bill On Cigarette Trafficking Faces A Divide Within Virginia GOP

A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.

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