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Part Of Ted Kennedy Oral History Project To Be Released

For an oral history project compiled by the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the late senator did 29 interviews that produced about 1,000 transcript pages.
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Despite High Stakes, Virginia Election Generates Little Interest, Poll Shows

The poll found that two-thirds of potential Virginia voters are not following the news of November's upcoming election, which includes every seat in the General Assembly and could affect control of the state Senate.

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Virginia May Remove Controversial Regulations On Abortion Clinics — But Could They Return?

Virginia's state board of health is poised to undo controversial regulations on abortion clinics, but whether the change sticks could depend on state politics.
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Death Of Natasha McKenna Raises Question: Is Excited Delirium A Real Medical Condition?

After Natasha McKenna died in custody in Fairfax County, her official cause of death was listed as "excited delirium" — a condition many medical professionals don't recognize.
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Federal Court Picks Expert To Aid In Virginia Redistricting

Bernard Grofman, an economics and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, will assist the federal judicial panel that will redraw Virginia's congressional district map.

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Metro's Week Didn't Start Well, But Hopes Are High That Pope Brings Luck

A transformer fire on Monday and a computer problem on Tuesday did not bode well for Metro's ability to keep things running on a day when Pope Francis will be bringing thousands of riders to the tiny Brookland station.

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Natasha McKenna's Death Takes Center Stage In Fairfax County Sheriff Campaign

When Republican Bryan Wolfe ran for Fairfax County Sheriff two years ago, he pushed for more mental health training for officers. Now, in the light of the death of Natasha McKenna, the Republican says it's more of an election issue than ever.

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Virginia Settles Health Care Lawsuit With 1,200 Inmates

Several inmates in Virginia prisons have died because of inadequate care. The commonwealth has settled a lawsuit on behalf of more than a thousand inmates, prompting some changes.

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I-66 Expansion Is Probably Inevitable, And Decision 'Will Not Be Vague,' VDOT Says

Expanding I-66 inside the Beltway eventually will be necessary to meet the Virginia’s goal of congestion relief in the corridor, says the commonwealth’s top transportation official.
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Relief Coming For I-66 Commutes As Virginia Sharpens Long-Term Tolling Plans

On a stretch where five-mile backups are routine, Virginia is implementing an “active traffic management system.” But officials are aware that it's limited, temporary relief.

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