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Dutch Couple Bets That Flower Business Can Bloom In Virginia

A Dutch couple looking to make inroads in the U.S. flower market has settled on Virginia for its headquarters, and hopes to make a dent in a business dominated by the Netherlands and California.
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Sarvis In For Virginia Senate Race, Complicating Gillespie's Hopes

Now that Libertarian Robert Sarvis has qualified to be on the ballot in the U.S. Senate race across Virginia, some are wondering if he might play a decisive role in the election.
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Old Railcars Slow Down Metro Progress

Metro’s fleet of aging railcars — scheduled for replacement over the next several years — continues to bedevil commuters, risking Metro’s message that things actually are getting better halfway through a six-year, $5 billion rebuilding effort.
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Police Continue To Investigate Killing Of Alexandria Woman Over Weekend

Asabech Abayneh was found dead in her home on July 4, but will police ruled the death a homicide, they do not yet have many clues as to what happened.
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Columbia Pike Streetcar May Weigh Heavily On Special Election In Arlington

The two political parties have picked their candidates for the August special election to fill the seat vacated by Del. Bob Brink, and the proposed Columbia Pike streetcar has emerged as a key issues.
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Alexandria Sheriff's Office Increases Security At Jail Holding Libyan Militant

The sheriff's office in Alexandria, Virginia, says it has increased jail security with the arrival of a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
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At Independence Day Parades, Expect Floats, Flags — And Politicians

If you make it out to a parade today expect to see the region’s lawmakers asking for your vote.
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Virginia Libertarians File Suit Over Ballot Access Rules

The Libertarian Party and nine former Virginia candidates have filed a lawsuit challenging state laws that they claim give Democrats and Republicans an unfair advantage in elections.
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Arlington Democrats Target Sunday For Last-Minute Caucus

Democrats in Arlington are scrambling to find a candidate to replace Bob Brink in the House of Delegates — holding a last-minute caucus this coming Sunday.

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Wallops Rocket Launch Disappoints

NASA says a suborbital rocket launched this morning from its Wallops Island facility on Virginia's Eastern shore splashed into the ocean just 19 seconds after liftoff.

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