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Beating The Odds: From Undocumented Newcomer To High School Valedictorian

Mongolian immigrant Enkhjin Tuvshinzaya has come a long way since moving to the U.S. without any English or education; today, she's the valedictorian for her high school class.

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Burek And Breakaways: Bosnians Cheer On World Cup Team In Virginia

Members of D.C.'s tiny Bosnian community came together last weekend to root for their home team in the World Cup.

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Feds Subpoena Virginia Tobacco Commission In Puckett Investigation

Federal prosecutors want records from the Virginia Tobacco Commission related to former Democratic State Senator Phil Puckett's recent resignation, which the FBI has been investigating.
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Virginia's Battle Over Medicaid May Head To Court

Virginia Republicans are preparing themselves for a potential court fight to stop Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe from expanding health insurance to 400,000 Virginians.
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Judge Dismisses Documents Filed Against Controversial Loudoun County Supervisor

Eugene Delgaudio, a four-term supervisor known as an outspoken social conservative, had been accused of using his county staff to raise funds for his political campaigns.
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McAuliffe Considers Next Move On Virginia Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Republicans have effectively blocked the expansion of Medicaid in the commonwealth, but political analysts don't expect Gov. Terry McAuliffe to back off now.

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Some Blue Line Riders Stand To Lose With Start Of Silver Line Service

Metro says just 11 percent of all existing riders will experience longer wait times thanks to the start of the Silver Line, but that is small consolation for those on the Blue Line, who will feel most of the pain.

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Virginia House Speaker Deems McAuliffe Veto Unconstitutional

Virginia Republican House Speaker Bill Howell is ruling that one of Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's key line-item budget vetoes is unconstitutional, creating a new obstacle to expanding health insurance for 400,000 needy Virginians.
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Virginia Man Cited For Attempting To Board Flight With Loaded Gun

A spokesperson with the TSA says officers detected the handgun with five rounds of ammunition in the man's carry-on bag.
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Virginia Lawmakers Question Logic Behind Ethics Panel Veto

Bipartisan ethics legislation was vetoed last week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who said the bill didn't go far enough. Now many state lawmakers are calling that logic into question.