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  • Virginia motorist gets 2 years in pedestrian death

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Henrico County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years in prison in a pedestrian's hit-and-run death. Media outlets report a Richmond circuit judge sentenced 52-year-old Barry E. Mallory to the maximum 10 years in prison but suspended eight years of...

  • Banjo, fiddle contests set for Va. state fair

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The State Fair of Virginia is seeking banjo players and fiddlers for a contest. The fair's open and youth fiddle and banjo contests will be held on Oct. 4 in the Triple Crown Amphitheater at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Registration will take place on the day of...

  • With days left until August recess, major legislation could be left undone

    Congress Monday will begin a final week of legislative action before adjourning for the August recess, but partisan gridlock threatens to leave key legislation unfinished. 

  • Is Paul Ryan running for president?

    Rep. Paul Ryan has a lot of reasons to run for president in 2016: Support from major donors, national name recognition and a suite of policy ideas he'd like to enact. One thing he's lacking: any apparent plans to do so.

  • UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday calling for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it. The council will be meeting as Muslims start celebrating...

  • Instead of impeachment, can House vote to overturn Obama executive order?

    The White House has fueled talk that House Republicans might move to impeach President Obama if he uses executive authority to enact far-reaching changes in immigration policy. "The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that [Republicans] would contemplate...

  • Lawmakers reach accord on Veterans Affairs bill

    Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on a bill help end long wait lists at medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Seriously? Obama asks Congress to repeal 2002 War in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    It's not often that this page is at a loss for words, but national security adviser Susan Rice's July 25 letter to House Speaker John Boehner encouraging repeal of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq comes close.

  • Authorities say 8 struck by lightning on LA's Venice boardwalk, another on Catalina Island

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say 8 struck by lightning on LA's Venice boardwalk, another on Catalina Island.

  • Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

    "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy."

  • Dear Pope Francis: Head west to see the real America

    Dear Pope Francis: I understand, Your Holiness, that your trip to America has not been officially confirmed, but I'd like to offer my suggestions as to both your itinerary and the subject matter of your homilies.

  • Conservatives need a human rights agenda

    Over the last few months, however, as minors piled up at the border, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act has drawn a lot of attention -- and blame.

  • Christian support for Israel rooted in Genesis promises, not end-times prophecy, evangelicals say

    Critics have attempted to dismiss evangelicals' support for Israel by insinuating that it's actually rooted in end times prophecies. David Brog, director of the 1.75 million strong Christians United for Israel, said that this couldn't be further from the truth.

  • Strict anti-gun laws are costing blue states gunmakers' business

    Beretta USA announced last week that it will relocate from Maryland to Tennessee, explaining that stringent gun laws supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley would make it nearly impossible for the company to manufacture or sell many of its products in the Old Line State.

  • Paul Ryan touts plan to tackle 'complicated' poverty problem

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Sunday defended his new anti-poverty initiative, saying it would reform a welfare and entitlement system that "perpetuates poverty."



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