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  • Thursday September 15th, 2016
    Arlington National Cemetery is increasing security measures, including requiring a government-issued photo ID for people arriving in cars and screening pedestrian visitors. According to those at the cemetery, the new stricter measures will be phased in beginning in November. At that time, all vehicle access will require presenting ID such as a driver’s license or passport when entering the cemetery, and all incoming vehicles will ...
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  • Wednesday September 14th, 2016
     By WILL WEISSERT Associated PressANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) – Tim Kaine is downplaying the fact that he’d be one heartbeat away from the presidency if he and Hillary Clinton win the election in November. The subject is a little awkward now that Clinton is recovering from a health scare. Video emerged of her slumping as she was helped into her motorcade Sunday. Clinton’s campaign later revealed that ...
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  • Wednesday September 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The ACLU of Virginia has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking justices not to review a ruling that a transgender boy be allowed to use the boys bathroom at his high school. The civil rights group said in a news release that it had filed the brief Tuesday. The ACLU had brought a case on behalf of 17-year-old Gavin ...
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  • Wednesday September 14th, 2016
    An iconic landmark was lost in the Battery Community of Essex County on Monday night. Bundy’s Store, also known as the Stop and Go was damaged by flames. Firefighters from the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department received the call shortly just before midnight. The fire was mostly confined to the front of Bundy’s Store and it was quickly extinguished according to reports, which do not include a ...
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  • Tuesday September 13th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A few dozen activists called on Republican lawmakers to drop their opposition to Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s push to restore voting and other civil rights to more than 200,000 felons. The activists were taking part in a “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” led by the Rev. William Barber, the architect of the “Moral Monday” protests that began in April 2013 in ...
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  • Tuesday September 13th, 2016
    By ALAN SUDERMAN AND KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Donald Trump hasn’t let many insults slide this campaign season – except when they come from Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The Republican presidential nominee has all but ignored the constant barrage of attacks from Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who has assumed the traditional attack-dog role of a vice presidential candidate with gusto, but little notice. In recent ...
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  • Tuesday September 13th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration is urging the state’s Supreme Court to reject Republicans’ latest attempt to block thousands of felons from voting. Solicitor General Stuart Raphael said in court documents Monday that the McAuliffe administration’s new process for restoring felons’ voting rights fully complies with the court’s July decision. The court ruled in July that governors cannot restore rights en masse. It ...
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