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Virginia Republican David Brat Gets Head Start On Fellow Congressional Freshmen

Economics professor David Brat can officially call himself a congressman, thanks in part to former House Speaker Eric Cantor, who gave him a leg up on fellow freshmen.

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Changes Could Cause Phase II Of Silver Line To Top $2.7 Billion Cost Estimate

Phase II of the Silver Line is already expected to cost $2.7 billion, but required safety upgrades not initially included in estimates could push the costs even higher.

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Race To Replace Comstock In Virginia's 34th District Expected To Be Close

Virginia's 34th District has had a string of close contests, which has political observers guessing that the special election to replace Barbara Comstock will continue the trend.

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Is Teen Sexting Worth Jail Time? Virginia Commission Eyes Milder Penalties

Teenagers who text sexually explicit images of themselves face stiff penalties that were originally intended for child pornographers, an issue with which the Virginia State Crime Commission is wrestling.

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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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