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Charles Severance Faces First Hearing In Alexandria Court

The man being tried for three murders will get his first day in court in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday morning, in an advisement hearing where his counsel will be identified.

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Administrators Hope New Building, Principal Help Save Jefferson-Houston School

The Alexandria public school has a new principal and some new features that administrators say might help turn around the school, whose students now have some of their lowest-ever reading scores.
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New Poll Shows Warner Dominating Virginia Senate Race

The poll shows that Warner has support from 53 percent of Virginia voters and Gillespie at 31 percent. Even if the Republican were to pick up the 5 percent currently supporting Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, he still wouldn't be able to overcome Warner's advantage.
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Little Optimism For Medicaid Expansion In Virginia Special Session

Virginia legislators will meet in Richmond next week for a special session on Medicaid expansion, something Democrats say is little more than a "dog-and-pony show."
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Virginia's Jim Moran Reflects On Time In Congress Ahead Of Retirement

Democrat Jim Moran has represented Northern Virginia in Congress for the last 23 years, but announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection. He speaks with Matt McCleskey about his time on Capitol Hill.

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Glut Of Parking For Cars, Shortage For Bikes At McLean Metro Station

A big concern for the Silver Line was whether there would be enough car parking, but more than a month after opening day, the only shortage at the McLean Metro station is a shortage of places for people to lock their bikes.

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McAuliffe Announces Scaled Back Plan To Expand Healthcare In Virginia

Virginia legislators passed an amendment barring Gov. Terry McAuliffe from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval.

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Severance Charged With Three Alexandria Killings, Won't Face Death Penalty

A grand jury in Alexandria has charged Charles Severance with murdering Nancy Dunning, Ron Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato, three homicides that shook the quiet communities in which they occurred.
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Ethics Reform To Get Another Pass In Virginia, Politicians Say

Virginiaw lawmakers tried to address ethics reform this year, but in the wake of the conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, they saw more changes are on the way.

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The Politics Hour - September 12, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Lorie Masters, a Democratic candidate for attorney general of the District of Columbia.