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Loose Definition Of 'Lead Free' Causes Problems For Virginia's Groundwater

Water in about 1 in 5 Virginia wells tests positive for the presence of lead, which experts say comes from lead in brass fixtures.

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Weddings Abound In Virginia After Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The Supreme Court's decision Monday not to review appeals of same-sex marriage cases in five states opened the way for many couples to formally tie the knot.

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Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley

Kojo sits down with Alexandria Public Schools Superintendent Alvin Crawley to find out how the school system is tackling academic challenges -- and ushering in new changes -- following a turbulent year.

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After Supreme Court Decision, Wedding Bells Ring For Va. Same-Sex Couples

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would not review appeals of same-sex marriage cases in five states — including Virginia — allowing the unions to proceed without further delay.
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New Voter ID Law Changes Political Calculus In Virginia

As many as 198,000 registered voters in Virginia don't have a driver's license, making this November's election a race to get out the word about the commonwealth's new law requiring valid ID.

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Search For Hannah Graham Broadened Over Weekend

More than 100 volunteers canvassed areas around Charlottesville, Virginia, where 18-year-old University of Virginia was last seen alive more than three weeks ago.

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After Not Guilty Verdict, Alexandria Cab Driver Goes Back To Mental Hospital

A former Alexandria taxicab driver is on his way back to Central State Hospital in Petersburg now that a judge has ruled that he is not guilty of shooing a police officer because he was insane at the time of the crime.
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How An Alexandria Man Came To Lead One Of The First Civil Rights Protests

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first known nonviolent sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement, coordinated by an African American attorney named Samuel Wilbert Tucker.

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UVA Abduction Suspect Jesse Matthew Faced Previous Sexual Assault Allegations

Jesse Matthew, the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, was twice accused of sexual assault when in college, according to police.

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Cab Driver Who Shot Alexandria Cop Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Prosecutors quizzed customers of Kashif Bashir — the cab driver who shot Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy — none of whom say signs of his apparent insanity.