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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Virginia forms task force to combat campus sexual assault

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is forming a task force to combat sexual violence at the state's colleges and universities, addressing a problem that has commanded attention this year in Washington and on campuses nationwide.

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Related Topix: United States Naval Academy, Wake Forest University, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, James Madison University

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The record Online

Virginia Oyster Trail is launched

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project connecting travelers to Virginia oyster purveyors, raw bars and restaurants, and the watermen culture throughout coastal Virginia, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Related Topix: Irvington, VA, Wine, Drink, Agriculture, Science, Kilmarnock, VA, Life, Food, Seafood

WTVR Richmond

Liberians & Virginians in action against Ebola

Virginia In Action For Liberia Against Ebola, is a campaign organized by Diaspora Liberians and friends in Virginia to provide support and resources needed to control the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Supreme Court puts a hold on gay marriage in Virginia

The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WRIC-TV Richmond

Virginia Same-Sex Marriages Place on Hold by Supreme Court

Less than a day before same-sex couples could begin getting married in Virginia, the Supreme Court in Washington has placed a hold on those marriages.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

WTVR Richmond

Supreme Court puts Virginia same-sex marriage ruling on hold

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a motion requested by the Clerk of Prince William County to keep same-sex marriages from happening in Virginia until the higher court reviews the case.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gay/Lesbian

WVEC-TV Norfolk

ODU seeks $70M for science, health building

University President John Broderick is calling the push a testament to the school's commitment as the state's second-largest producer of graduates of science, technology, engineering, math and health.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

Virginia agents destroy illegal moonshine still

Acting on a resident's tip, ABC special agents found the 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area on Monday.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

The state's ban on same-sex marriages was struck down by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided not to delay its ruling while it is appealed.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

WAVE-TV Louisville

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Norfolk, VA, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

KNUS-AM Aurora

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Norfolk, VA, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Islamic State says it beheaded U.S. journalist

Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq, Reuters reported.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Potomac Local

Schools Must Enroll Unaccompanied Immigrant Children without Vaccinations: Memo

Some Prince William residents have expressed concern over a Virginia Department of Education memo requiring that unaccompanied alien children be enrolled in school even without receiving immunization.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

The Washington Post

GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control in Richmond

Republican A. Benton Chafin Jr. won a state Senate seat Tuesday that secured GOP control of the entire General Assembly, dimming Gov. Terry McAuliffe's legislative prospects and erasing the last vestige of blue from Southwest Virginia.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics

The Virginian-Pilot

Clergy readying to perform same-sex marriages in Virginia

They have no way of knowing how many will show up, but more than 60 clergy will head to courthouses across the state Thursday to officiate the first same-sex weddings in Virginia's history.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

Christian Science Monitor

West Virginia Senate test: Which candidate can cozy up closest to coal?

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito speaks during the Working for Jobs Rally in Beckley, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 19. Looking on are Sen. Evan Jenkins and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, Beckley, WV

The Virginian-Pilot

Virginia mom pleads guilty in child tattooing case

A Virginia woman has admitted to using a heated razor blade to try to remove tattoos that police say a baby sitter put on her two young daughters.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

NBC29

Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Virginia Counties

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer in additional counties in the Commonwealth; the newly infested counties include Alleghany, Bath, Fauquier and Page.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Fairfax County, VA

City of Woodstock

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WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Hundley Has Virginiaa s Attention

Now eleven days from a showdown with a leading candidate for the Heisman trophy, the Virginia Cavaliers know stopping quarterback Brett Hundley will be the key to pulling off the upset of the Bruins.

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