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Battleground Virginia, Phase One: Trump Holds Off Rubio; Clinton Beats Sanders

There were no surprises in the commonwealth, although Sen. Marco Rubio did make things interesting for Donald Trump.

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Bill On Warning Parents About Sexually Explicit Books Passes In Virginia Senate

The legislation backed by Republican House Speaker William Howell would require schools to notify parents if their children will be assigned to read a book that includes sexually explicit material.

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Rising Poverty Rates, Tight Budgets Put The Pinch On Virginia Schools

For cities like Manassas, the number of students in poverty has more than doubled in the last decade and many of them, like those who recently immigrated from Central America, need special instruction that puts strains on school resources.

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Record Turnout Possible In Virginia For Super Tuesday Primary Contest

Polls are open through 7 p.m. in Virginia today, and with high interest in the two primary contests today, we could see higher than usual numbers at voting locations.

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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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