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How Gordonsville, Virginia, Became The 'Fried Chicken Capital of the World'

After the Civil War, a group of black women in Gordonsville, Va. supported themselves by peddling fried chicken to train passengers passing through their town.
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Endangered Port Royal, Virginia, Fights To Keep Itself From History's Dustbin

In colonial times, Port Royal, Va. was a thriving port town. Now, it's fighting for its very survival.
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Lawsuit Raises Questions About Animal Dung In Chesapeake Bay

How much animal dung belongs in the Chesapeake Bay? Is the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality doing enough to keep it out? Those questions are at the heart of a lawsuit that a judge in Richmond will hear Thursday.
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How Could Avian Flu Affect People? Scientists Are Looking Into It

In Virginia, a group of scientists from around the world are trying to figure out how new strains of avian flu could impact humans by looking at the virus in a new way.
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In Virginia, July 1 Means A New 'Breeze' Of State Laws

There are two new state songs. Marijuana can now be used for epilepsy. Women can breastfeed in public. And a newly created Ethics Commission will keep begin operations.  Those and other laws signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe are taking effect.

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Virginia Republicans Choose A Presidential Primary Instead Of A Convention

Rather than holding a convention to allocate the state's delegates in the Republican presidential nominating process, the GOP will stick with its usual process: a primary election.

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After Supreme Court Ruling, What's Next For Medicaid Expansion In Virginia?

Virginia is one of the states that opted not to use federal money under the Affordable Care Act to expand its Medicaid coverage for low-income families.
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Virginia Republicans To Decide: Primary Or Convention?

In Virginia, Republicans from across the state will be gathering in Staunton this weekend to determine how they will pick a presidential candidate. The choice is between a primary and a convention.
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Before It Was Legal Nationally, Here's How Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal Locally

Same-sex marriage is now permitted in all 50 states, but before Friday's Supreme Court ruling, it was already permitted in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
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Despite Controversy, Group Says Confederate Flag Along I-95 Will Remain

Civil rights leaders are rallying opposition to a Confederate battle flag that flies over Interstate 95 in Virginia, but the group that erected it says it's not going anywhere.

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