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Marco Rubio Has Gained Ground In Virginia, But Is A Late Surge Enough?

Donald Trump has been leading in nearly every poll of Virginia Republicans taken since August, but Sen. Marco Rubio heads into Tuesday's primary in the commonwealth with steadily growing poll numbers — rising from 15 percent over last summer to almost 30 percent now.

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Foxx Puts It In Writing: Create Metro Safety Agency Or Lose Transit Funding

The federal secretary of Transportation is intensifying his pressure on D.C., Maryland and Virginia to create a new Metro safety oversight body in 2016.

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Virginia Democrats Line Up With Clinton While Sanders Enjoys Outsider Status

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has racked up a series of endorsements from Virginia elected officials. Sen. Bernie Sanders, by contrast, has none. But does it matter?
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Republican Endorsements In Virginia Show Divisions Inside Party

High-profile endorsements from people like Jerry Falwell Jr. have been a boon to Donald Trump in the commonwealth in the time leading up to Super Tuesday.

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No Secret Police: Effort To Keep Virginia Officer Names Secret Fails In House

A much-publicized effort to shield the names of police officers from the public has been voted down unanimously in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Metro Police To Deploy More Officers After Spate Of High-Profile Crimes

Metro is hiring private security guards to pick up certain tasks — like guarding transfers of money — so that an additional 17 transit cops can be freed up to patrol railcars, platforms, and buses.

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Special Sessions On Metro Safety Group? Foxx Ups The Pressure On Lawmakers

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he doesn't think lawmakers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are acting fast enough on the creation of a Metro Safety Commission.

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Should Virginia Police Names Be Secret? General Assembly Is Poised To Say Yes

The legislation would allow police agencies to keep the names of their officers secret, a change that alarms open-government advocates who say police departments already lack transparency.

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Virginia Poised To Be First State To Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

Daily Fantasy sports have exploded in recent years — allowing players stake money on the outcomes of imaginary teams based on real athletes. Virginia may become the first state to make the games explicitly legal.

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How Much Of A Raise Should Virginia Teachers Get? And When?

Virginia lawmakers are divided over the extent and timing of teacher raises, with divisions emerging even within the two major parties.

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