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Hatcher sees new level of hate in Cowboys-Redskins

  IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Hatcher didn’t know the hate in the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry until he switched to Washington’s side. “They really hate Dallas,” says Hatcher, who spent his first eight seasons with the Cowboys before moving east as a free agent in the offseason. Allow him to explain. “Everywhere you go, grocery store [...]

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Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20. McDonnell had originally been scheduled for sentencing Jan. 6, but she asked for a postponement because one of her attorneys has a scheduling conflict that day. U.S. District Judge James Spencer approved [...]

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Senator Warner discusses college affordability, easing student debt burden

  An editorial by Sen. Mark Warner My story may be much like yours: I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I was able to pay for my degree by working part time and taking on student debt. And after finishing my education, I tried to start a business but failed [...]

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Admiral: 8-month deployments not sustainable

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy’s top admiral told sailors on Wednesday, Oct. 22, that lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable and that he’s got a plan to make seven-month cruises the standard. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert made the comments during an all-hands call aboard the USS Kearsarge at Naval Station Norfolk. [...]

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Underdog Gillespie says he sees path to victory

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the final stretch of Elizabeth Dole’s successful 2002 Senate race in North Carolina, Ed Gillespie would get up every night at 2 a.m. to check on his candidate’s polling numbers. If the numbers were good, Gillespie, who was helping Dole’s campaign, would go back to sleep. If they were bad, [...]

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Virginia aquarium to release 3 sea turtles

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team is releasing three rehabilitated sea turtles. A loggerhead sea turtle named Wolverine, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Lex Luther and a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Loki will be released Monday,October 20th, afternoon along the shore in Virginia Beach. A Tangier Island [...]

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

  FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday, October 20th, with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also [...]

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3 Va. colleges’ support staff pay exceed average

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Support staff at Virginia’s public four-year institutions earn salaries that are comparable to similar schools nationally, with three exceptions, according to a report by Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. The report examined the cost of support functions, which include libraries, police departments, student services, academic administration, public relations and [...]

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Va. governor formally presents energy plan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe formally rolled out his energy plan for Virginia on Tuesday, advocating more renewable sources such as solar and wind, efficiency and traditional resources including natural gas. Federal dollars that have sustained the economies of northern Virginia and Hampton Roads, which has a huge military footprint, can’t be relied on in [...]

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Va. man pleads guilty in tax refund scheme

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man faces up to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a tax refund scheme. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente says 52-year-old Ronald Chisholm pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 15, to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. Chisholm’s sentencing is set for Jan. 22, 2015, in U.S. District [...]

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Booze price hike irks Va. consumers, restaurants

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A move to raise the cost of liquor at Virginia’s beverage control stores is distilling sour spirits from restaurants and bars, as well as consumers. As part of a plan to close a $2.4 billion gap in the two-year budget, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage [...]

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