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No Clear Fix For Trains Carrying Dangerous Cargo Through D.C. Area

The derailment of a train in Lynchburg, Virginia, carrying volatile Bakken crude exposed crucial safety risks in American rail transit, but so far nobody has found a silver bullet that would keep communities safe in the future.

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Republican Dave Foster Flanks Arlington Democrats On Medicaid

Arlington is fast approaching a special election for the Virginia House of Delegates, and Republican Dave Foster's support of Medicaid expansion has put the normally dominant Democrats on the defensive.

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Environmentalists Say Dominion Misleads Customers On 'Green' Energy

Environmentalists want the federal government to investigate the language used by Virginia's largest utility, saying that it misleads customers into supporting a practice worse than what it replaces.
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Analyst: Ex-Exec's Testimony Attempts To Humanize Jonnie Williams

In the ongoing corruption trial of Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen, a close associate to businessman Jonnie Williams is adding dimension to the relationship between him and the former governor.
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College Students Uncover History In Richmond Cemeteries

Virginia Commonwealth University professor Ryan Smith says graveyards are an intriguing place to begin learning about how ordinary people lived and died.
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Feds Single Out Va. Schools For Restraining And Isolating Misbehaving Students

The U.S. Department of Education has singled out two Virginia schools for routinely putting students in isolation or physically restraining them in response to misbehavior.
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Prosecutors Lay Out Case Against McDonnell, But Still Need To Connect Dots

With the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell expected to last three more weeks, prosecutors will need to connect the pieces of evidence they've laid out to make the case that he sold his office to a businessman.
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Virginia Republican Steps Down In Wake Of Anti-Muslim Facebook Post

In a statement, Prince William County Circuit Court deputy clerk Bob FitzSimmonds was unapologetic about comments he posted on Facebook, which questioned whether Muslim Americans have made positive contributions to U.S. society.
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McDonnells Seemed 'In Love,' Ex-Staffer Testifies

The woman who ran the Virginia governor's mansion under former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell testified today that the governor and his wife appeared to be a happy couple. But she may have undercut the government's case on cross-examination.

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