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Nation Nov 06Virginia prosecutor finds 2018 police shooting of Black man justified
A Virginia prosecutor has found that the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Black man who ran onto a highway during a mental health crisis was justified.
Nation Oct 31Halloween in the pandemic: Costumes and candy, at a distance
Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties and haunted houses were canceled due to bans on large gatherings and concerns that spooky celebrations could spread the coronavirus.
Politics Oct 14Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration deadline
A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable.
Nation Aug 19Detailed plans in place for careful removal of Lee statue
Conservation experts who plan to relocate the statue face the intricate logistics of disassembling and transporting it to a storage facility. They also must ensure worker safety amid heated public debate about whether the statue is an important piece of…
Nation Jul 01Richmond mayor orders removal of Confederate statues on city land
Work crews began removing a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson early Wednesday afternoon. Flatbed trucks and other equipment were also spotted at several other Confederate monuments along Richmond's famed Monument Avenue.
Politics Jun 17Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth as state holiday
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he’s making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital…
Health Feb 19National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims
Only about 150 of the state's 94,000 registered nurses are credentialed forensic nurses. …
Nation Jan 26Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court
After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim bias.
Nation Jan 18Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia
Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia’s picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance of what’s expected…
Nation Aug 30Lawsuit by family of victims of South Carolina church shooting reinstated to look at faulty background checks
The FBI has acknowledged that Roof's drug possession arrest weeks before the shooting should have prevented him from buying a gun.