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  • Virginia agency preserves land at 4 state prisons

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 3,000 acres at four state prisons in Virginia will be protected from future development. Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke says the agency is limiting industrial and commercial development on 428 acres at Greensville Correctional Center in...

  • Police: Midshipman charged with assault

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife. Police say the cabbie picked up two men from an Annapolis bar early Sunday, but when they arrived at Bay Head Road the...

  • High school students to tour Va. health lab

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Several Virginia high school students are getting a firsthand look at the state's public health and environmental lab in Richmond. The Department of General Services says a dozen students from Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine and Environmental Science in...

  • State unclaimed property auction underway

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of the Treasury's annual auction of unclaimed property is underway. Items up for bid include musical instruments, electronics, jewelry, coins, collectibles and other items. Bids are being taken online at www.ebidlocal.com under the heading "VA...

  • Dominion to promote tree plantings at Va. schools

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The philanthropic arm of energy company Dominion is involving Virginia students in a tree-planting project leading to Arbor Day. Called "Project Plant It!", the program will be busy through Friday with Dominion and its forestry team leading tree-planting programs at...

  • Chancellor inauguration set at U.Va. Wise

    WISE, Va. (AP) — Donna Price Henry is being inaugurated as the eighth chancellor of the University of Virginia's College at Wise. She's been on the job for more than a year since being named to succeed David Prior, who died in 2012. Her inauguration is set for Tuesday afternoon. Henry...

  • EPA seeks more info on western Md., Superfund site

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown. The agency is asking the mayor and City Council on Tuesday to let it install detector devices in surface water at several city parks....

  • Metro to open early for marathon Sunday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says it will open early Sunday for the Nike Women's Half Marathon, and there will be weekend adjustments for track work. Metro says it will open at 5 a.m. Sunday, two hours early, to help runners get to the start of the race. Other adjustments begin Friday at 10 p.m....

  • Workers remove ospreys' nest, birds rebuild

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A pair of ospreys whose nest had been removed by state transportation workers because it was blocking a traffic camera rebuilt the nest, only to have it removed again. The back-and-forth between the migratory birds and the Maryland Transportation Authority began Friday...

  • 2 men shot near National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say two men were shot outside the National Zoo. Police Cmdr. Michael Reese said at a news conference that the shooting was reported about 5:15 p.m. Monday, across the street from one of the zoo's main entrances. Police say one man was shot in the hand, another...

  • Ex-Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life. In the absence of any opposition, prosecutors pressed ahead with their case that Jorge Torrez, 25, deserves the...

  • Air Force officer pleads guilty to child porn

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Forty-four-year-old William Gazafi of Lusby is a non-commissioned officer at Andrews Air Force Base. He pleaded guilty to six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography...

  • 6 wildfires in western Va. threaten 60 structures

    GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Forestry says six significant wildfires are threatening at least 60 structures in western Virginia. Officials said Monday that the fires continue to burn, although three have been completely contained. One home has been damaged and one structure...

  • Va. Gov. McAuliffe touts first 100 days in office

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his work to improve the state's economy and by renewing his call to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents. The Democratic governor gathered state agency heads at the Library...

  • Baltimore Sen. Jones-Rodwell to retire at term end

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell, a Democrat who has represented a Baltimore district for 15 years, will retire when her term ends in January. Jones-Rodwell, the deputy majority whip and chairwoman of the city's senate delegation, announced Monday in Baltimore that she is ending...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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