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The stories of 2012 and what they taught Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- This was 2012: the year Virginia joined the major leagues of politics as a presidential battleground, when a short-lived coup to oust the University of Virginia's president backfired, and when a 9-year-old Boy Scout's roadside salute for a fallen lawman proved decency wasn't dead. Bid 2012 farewell, but first look back at its major stories. Virginia was an electoral...