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Olympics Dreams Dashed, Arlington Goes Back To Drawing Board On Aquatics Center

Leaders in Arlington were hoping that Olympic fever would sweep through the region, allowing them to find funding for a new aquatics center on the northern edge of Crystal City. But now that's not happening, and the project is once again on hold.
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Virginia's Two U.S. Senators Diverge On Keystone XL Pipeline

Now that the House of Representatives has approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the fight moves to the Senate, and it's pitting Virginia's two senators against each other.
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Warner And Kaine Become Key To Bipartisan Coalitions In U.S. Senate

Virginia’s two Democratic Senators are expected to hold a lot of sway as more moderate voices in the new Republican controlled Senate.
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Fairfax County Struggles To Come Up With New Plan For Collecting Trash

Environmental advocates are calling for changes to how trash is collected in Fairfax County. But they're also learning that digging into the garbage can be difficult.
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More Legal Challenges Await Virginia Political Districts?

The newest lawsuit filed in Richmond against House of Delegates districts might not be the last of such challenges, the experts say.

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Comstock's Virginia House Seat Goes To Democrat

Kathleen Murphy defeated Craig Parisot in a special election Tuesday.

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Judge: McDonnell's 2-Year Sentence Could Have Been Longer

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in federal prison Tuesday. Federal Judge James Spencer had guidelines of seven or eight years, but he decided to issue a two-year sentence instead, saying that he was giving the former governor credit for his public service and his time in the Army reserves.
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Q&A With WAMU's Michael Pope About The McDonnell Sentencing

Our Virginia reporter describes the scene in the courtroom in Richmond.

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McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Federal Prison For Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been sentenced to two years in prison.
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Officials Say Stronger-Than-Expected Storm Caught Region By Surprise

A stronger-than-expected storm caught the region by surprise this morning, leaving local roads covered in snow and ice and motorists stranded for hours as they tried to get to work.