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42 min ago | The Washington Post

Warner and Gillespie trade barbs in first Virginia senatorial debate Saturday

Virginia Sen. Mark R. Warner and Republican rival Ed Gillespie debated for the first time on Saturday, bringing attention to a race that so far has existed under the radar.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Republican, John Warner

3 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Proud to be in Portsmouth

We welcome your opinion on public issues, in either of two ways. You can submit a letter to the editor for possible publication in the printed edition.

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7 hrs ago | NBC29

I-64 Bridge Repairs to Close Exit 118B in Charlottesville

Repairs to the bridge carrying eastbound Interstate 64 over Route 29 in Charlottesville will affect traffic at exit 118B next week.

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12 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Bridge pedestrian path gets new safety measures

The pedestrian walkway of the Berkley Bridge over the Elizabeth River is shown on Monday, June 16, 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Truck fire shuts down I-77

Traffic quickly backed up for miles Friday through West Virginia and Virginia when a tractor-trailer suddenly caught fire and shut down the East River Mountain Tunnel.

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Related Topix: Fire, Virginia, Bluefield, WV, Mercer County, WV

NBC12

Convicted killer's parole request denied

The Virginia Parole Board has decided not to free the man serving time for brutally murdering three people, shooting Richmond Police officer Cheryl Nici and ambushing a sheriff's deputy in October of the year before.

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Potomac Local

Community Center Offering Discount During Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

As parents start to think about back-to-school shopping, Manassas Park Community Center is offering a discount for new members.

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The Carroll News

Larrowe's persistence praised in Vanguard's move to Carroll12:01 pm

As it started to look for a locality to expand its operation, Virginia was the last place on the mind of Vanguard Furniture.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

The Virginian-Pilot

What to do with the blueberry bounty?

Lorraine Eaton is The Virginian-Pilot's award-winning Staff Epicure, who roams Tidewater writing about the foodways and cocktail scene.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Drink, Cocktails, Recipes

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US airlines to resume flights to Israel

Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Weather, Toddlers, Family, Train Disaster, Steve Bullock, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WCAV

Need To Know - Wednesday July 23, 2014

RANDY TAYLOR SENTENCED: A Nelson County judge gave two life sentences to Randy Taylor for the murder of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.

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The Virginian-Pilot

Couple killed in Eastern Shore tornado on annual trip

Virginia State Police said Lord N. Balatbat and Lolibeth E. Ortega, both 38, were in a tent when a tree fell on them.

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Patch.com

Virginians to Receive $9 Million in Insurance Refunds under Obamacare

Nearly $9 million in insurance refunds will be made available to 104,000 Virginia consumers thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Thursday.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Health insurance refunds due by Aug. 1; more than 100,000 Virginians owed almost $9 million

Virginians will receive almost $9 million in health insurance refunds for 2013 from insurance companies that failed to meet the 80/20 rule imposed by the Affordable Care Act , according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .

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Related Topix: Virginia, Health Insurance, Health, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Healthcare Law, Law

The Jersey Journal

Jersey City couple dies in Virginia storm

In this aerial photo people inspect damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton County, Va., Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a severe storm swept through the area.

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Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

John Buckley, Libertarian Senate Candidate From West Virginia

After retiring from many years as an official with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Buckley is running for Senate this year from West Virginia, where he has a home with his same-sex partner, with the Libertarian Party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, West Virginia, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Virginia, West Virginia Government

The Washington Post

Poll: Warner maintains lead over Gillespie in Senate race

Former governor Mark Warner remains a force in Virginia politics, opening a 25-point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie in the early stages of the U.S. Senate race, a new poll shows.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Virginia, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Roanoke College

The Marmot's Hole

Virginian congressional candidate panders to Korean voters

The areas of Fairfax and McLean have a large Korean population. The third most common language in Virginia is, believe it or not, Korean.

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Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

US plans West Virginia refunds under Affordable Care Act

The payments are being made under a provision of the act that requires insurers to make the refunds if they spend an excessive amount on red tape and bonuses for executives.

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