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This Week in the Civil War

  This series marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws primarily from wartime dispatches credited to The Associated Press or other accounts distributed through the AP and other historical sources.   This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 21: More fighting in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Confederates freshly defeated at the Third [...]

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Virginia income tax dependence cited in report

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is among the states whose coffers depend most on a state income tax, and a recent report links a decline in the growth rate of state income tax revenues to the rising concentration of income for the richest households. A report by the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s [...]

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Senate races: Democrats decry birth control plan

  WASHINGTON (AP) — When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul. Republicans still want to repeal “Obamacare,” they said, and insurers generally don’t pay for over-the-counter products. Women would end up paying more for over-the-counter contraceptives than they would under the free, [...]

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Missing Virginia woman’s parents fear ‘foul play’

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a missing University of Virginia student said Wednesday, September 17, they fear she is the victim of “foul play,” and police released two new surveillance videos showing the 18-year-old walking past a pub and, minutes later, running past a service station. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said [...]

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Marine from Virginia killed in Afghanistan

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 28-year-old Marine from Virginia was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Defense Department said Sgt. Charles C. Strong of Suffolk died Monday, Sept. 15, in Herat province. A NATO news release issued Tuesday, Sept. 16, said an International Security Assistance Force [...]

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Higher education cuts likely to spare Va. students

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The $90 million in cuts the McAuliffe administration is seeking from Virginia’s public colleges and universities this fiscal year and next are likely to spare students. Instead, the savings will be achieved by keeping vacant unfilled positions, through energy conservation, deferred maintenance and other measures. While no layoffs are expected [...]

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Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home. An Alexandria police spokeswoman says police received a report of a person with a weapon in the area of Matthew Maury [...]

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Police resume search for missing Virginia student

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. The shift in the search for Hannah Elizabeth Graham is based on video that police obtained showing Graham walking early [...]

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W.Va. university hosting undergrads from Va.

  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Undergraduate students from Virginia and elsewhere are on the campus of Marshall University to get a glimpse into the life of a medical student. The program on the Huntington campus is aimed at so-called students of color. Developed in 2011, the program at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is [...]

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Bridgewater College buys hotel for student housing

  BRIDGEWATER, Va. (AP) — Bridgewater College has acquired a hotel to provide temporary housing for students when on-campus residence facilities are full. The college bought the two-building, 24-room Crimson Inn in Bridgewater in late August. The hotel is located near the school’s main campus. Bridgewater vice president Anne Keeler tells The Daily News-Record (http://bit.ly/YwtkSD [...]

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Va. educators debate falling English test scores

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument. Another, which garners more debate, is that they’re increasingly likely to text, [...]

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