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Rebekah Sager
July 24, 2020 - 12:01 pm
A Virginia county school board has voted to change the name of a high school named after Confederate war general Robert E. Lee to John Lewis, after the late civil rights icon and Georgia Congressman.
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July 01, 2020 - 2:39 pm
The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city land, saying he was using his emergency powers to speed up the healing process for the former capital of the Confederacy amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racial injustice.
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June 04, 2020 - 12:50 pm
A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will be removed as soon as possible from Richmond's Monument Avenue, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday, pledging the state will no longer “preach a false version of history.”
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April 17, 2020 - 10:40 am
One day after laying out a roadmap for gradually reviving economic activity, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, in effect encouraging protests against the stay-at-home restrictions against the coronavirus.
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March 03, 2020 - 9:32 pm
A resurgent Joe Biden scored sweeping victories across the country with the backing of a diverse coalition and progressive rival Bernie Sanders seized Super Tuesday’s biggest prize with a win in California as the Democratic Party’s once-crowded presidential field suddenly transformed into a two-man...
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November 21, 2019 - 10:02 am
Back in May, a gunman walked into a bank in Midlothian, Virginia where he opened a safe and stole $195,000. NBC reported that surveillance video showed the man holding a cellphone to his ear just before he stole the money. This specific detail helped police use a surveillance technique that a lot...
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November 07, 2019 - 11:45 am
She lost her job for flipping off President Trump. Now she's been elected to a new one. A former government contractor in Virginia who famously gave the president's motorcade a one-finger salute won the race Tuesday for a seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Juli Briskman ran as a...
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November 06, 2019 - 7:54 am
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow...
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September 30, 2019 - 1:20 pm
A 12-year-old black girl from Virginia has recanted an accusation that her white sixth-grade classmates pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks , her family said in a statement Monday. Stephen Danish, the head of Immanuel Christian School, also confirmed the allegations were false. Following an...
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August 30, 2019 - 7:26 am
Law enforcement officers in Virginia have seized enough fentanyl to kill 14 million people, busting a massive three-state drug ring as part of what they called "Operation Cookout." Thirty-five suspects were arrested, and four others are on the run. "This opioid crisis is not an issue that is...
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