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  • Va. education leader embarks on listening tour

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Board of Education's leader is embarking on a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state's public schools. Board President Christian Braunlich will travel to Bristol on Monday on the first stop of the tour. There will be eight stops...

  • Police investigate shooting near VSU campus

    ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting near Virginia State University. School officials say the shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday. One person was shot in a leg, but school officials say the 18-year-old victim was not a student. The shooting happened off campus and the...

  • USS Cole leaves Va. on deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Cole has left Virginia on a six-month deployment. The guided-missile destroyer departed Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. The Navy says the ship will be operating in the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters. The Navy says the Cole will conduct maritime operations...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 22

    Virginia Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie will embark on a statewide bus tour that'll run through all of next week.

  • Judge rejects plea deal for ex-W&L student

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Rockbridge County judge has rejected a plea agreement for a former Washington and Lee University student accused of killing another student and injuring others during a December crash. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1lkXXEX ) Judge Michael Irvine rejected...

  • Liberty University dedicates medical building

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is holding a dedication ceremony for its new Center for Medical and Health Sciences building. The Friday ceremony will involve about 300 guests. The school broke ground on the $41 million, 144,000-square-foot facility in 2012. It became home to the new...

  • Whale dies in Elizabeth River in Virginia

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A whale that entered the Elizabeth River in Virginia earlier this week has died. Joan Burns of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center says the whale died on Thursday morning. A necropsy is planned, including tissue and blood samples for further study. The 35- to...

  • Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe signed an executive order Thursday creating the Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The task force will include campus...

  • Va. agency gets $269K in mine safety funding

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is receiving nearly $269,000 in health and safety training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration. The funding is part of $8.3 million in grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014. The state funds are...

  • Va-area artifacts vie for 'endangered' designation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Time is running out to vote for some of the area's most unique relics that are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving...

  • Liberty U reaches record on-campus enrollment

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University says has reached record enrollment for on-campus students. The Lynchburg school founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell says more than 13,800 students are studying on its campus this semester. The surge in enrollment includes more than 7,700 students...

  • Va. craft beers to be showcased at Saturday event

    ROSELAND, Va. (AP) — More than 50 breweries from across Virginia are showcasing their beers at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in Nelson County. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is hosting the event Saturday at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, which includes the third annual Virginia Craft...

  • VIDEO: Ed Gillespie releases first TV ad

    The Virginia Republican candidate for Senate hits on all the major GOP talking points, like growing the middle class and hammering Washington policies that he believes are stunting economic growth.

  • Va. communities get grants for learning centers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Communities across Virginia are getting funding to help offer tutoring and other educational services to students and their families. The Virginia Department of Education is awarding 47 new grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 through the 21st-Century Community Learning...

  • Virginia gets NASA funding for STEM education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools. Officials say the Virginia Community College System is getting funding through...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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