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Fairfax Asks Feds for Help Funding Unaccompanied Minors

More than a thousand unaccompanied minors from Central America have found a temporary home in Fairfax County, but school officials are struggling to pay for their education.

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Marshall Pushes To Reinstate Transportation 'Kill Switch' In Virginia

In a special session, Republican Del. Bob Marshall lead a veritable revolt against his party, in an unsuccessful bid to amend a major transportation agreement from last year.
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Was Reelection Of Vihstadt In Arlington A Referendum On Streetcar?

Independent Arlington County council candidate John Vihstadt won in both a special election and a general election this year campaigning against the streetcar, but advocates of the project say that doesn't mean voters are necessarily against it.

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Ed Gillespie: ‘I’m Proud Of The Campaign We Have Run’

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia has conceded to incumbent Mark Warner three days after the midterm elections' conclusion.
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New Virginia Law Means Some Provisional Voters Have To Confirm Identities

A new Virginia law requiring residents to show ID to vote means that 800 voters who cast provisional ballots will have to confirm their identities with election officials by Friday.
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Alexandria's Apothecary Museum Offers Time Capsule Of Early American Medicine

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum was once a drugstore, serving the likes of Robert E. Lee and Martha Washington, now it's a time capsule to the past.

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Still No Concession In Virginia's Hotly Contested Senate Race

Sen. Mark Warner has declared victory in Tuesday night's election in Virginia, but Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has yet to concede in the close senate race.
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Independent Vihstadt Defeats Howze Again For Arlington County Board

Democrat Alan Howze was hoping to reverse the results of a special election for the Arlington County Board earlier this year, but independent John Vihstadt was able to win again.

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New Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock: 'I'm Finally Going To Get A Real Job!'

In the race to fill the seat of retiring Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf, Republican Barbara Comstock cruised to a double-digit victory.

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Warner Claims Senate Victory In Virginia, But Recount May Be On The Way

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner was claiming victory on Tuesday night, but with a margin of less than 1 percent between him and Republican Ed Gillepsie, a recount seems inevitable.

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