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  • Virginia woman gets 15 years for child porn

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Suffolk woman has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Twenty-three-year-old Sierra Danyelle Halsey was sentenced Monday in federal court in Norfolk. Prosecutors say Halsey produced child porn on several occasions with a 1-year-old...

  • Military offers medical services in western Md.

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Army Reserve is offering free medical and dental services to needy families in the Cumberland area. The military and the Allegany County Health Department are showcasing the training event Tuesday at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. It started Aug. 11 and continues...

  • Baltimore mayor holds education forum

    BALTIMORE (AP) — In advance of his first year as CEO of the Baltimore City School System, Dr. Gregory Thornton will host an education forum to greet parents and community members. Thornton will be joined by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Tuesday evening at Fort Worthington Elementary School in...

  • Metro: weekend work for orange and red lines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says riders on the red and orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend. Metro says beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through system closing on Sunday, red and orange lines will operate every 20 minutes. Metro says there will be additional red line...

  • Would drilling hurt Md. tourism? Report unclear

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — A Towson University study of the potential economic impact of shale gas drilling in far western Maryland fails to answer what some critics said Monday is their biggest question: How would hydraulic fracturing for natural gas affect the tourism that accounts for a large...

  • Delay responses filed in Va. gay marriage case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Attorneys representing a county clerk in Virginia have asked the nation's highest court to stay the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite. The 7-year-old red panda named Shama died Saturday. She became well known at the zoo as the mate of...

  • United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected

    TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts has been re-elected to a new five-year term. The Triangle, Virginia-based union said Monday that Roberts' re-election was certified last week. He has served as the union's international president since 1995. Robert says...

  • Study charts health risks of Md. gas drilling

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland researchers say there's a high likelihood that shale gas production in far western Maryland would negatively affect air quality in the region. The report (http://bit.ly/1oKrWGI ) released Monday also found a high likelihood of negative impacts on...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5.4 pct in July

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5.4 percent in July. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.1 percent in June and down from 5.7 percent a year ago. Virginia's jobless rate has increased for the past...

  • Virginia Lottery earns record $538.6 million

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery said Monday it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets, a new branding effort and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December. The profit for the fiscal year that ended...

  • Morgan State settles suit over vicious bat attack

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Morgan State University has agreed to a settlement with a Baltimore man who was partially blinded after being attacked on campus by a student who later told authorities he killed and cannibalized another man. Lawyers say the historically black university in Baltimore has agreed...

  • Va. Supreme Court elects new chief justice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen Justice Donald W. Lemons to serve as chief justice. Lemons will succeed Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, who will retire on Dec. 31. His four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2015. The court announced Lemons' election on Monday in...

  • Unemployment in DC holds steady from June to July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 7.4 percent. Federal statistics released Monday show that unemployment in the nation's capital was unchanged from June to July. The national unemployment rate is 6.2 percent. City officials say the District...

  • Va. corrections agency, John Deere agree on lease

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Corrections says a lease agreement with John Deere & Company will enhance its farming operations. The department announced the five-year lease on Monday in a news release. The agreement includes 14 tractors, one grain combine, one 12-row planter...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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