Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South
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Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South

Starting campfires, lighting fireworks and smoking cigarettes are among the outdoor activities being banned across the South as fires burn in forests stressed by drought. Even parking a car off-road is prohibited for fear that a hot tailpipe could ignite dry leaves below. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Adam Rondeau has said the agency is tracking … Continue reading

12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged
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12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged

Hundreds of people marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump, and three Confederate statues were vandalized, authorities said Thursday. A dozen people were arrested. Crowds gathered Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” and carrying banners reading, “Not my president.” … Continue reading

Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president
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Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president

From Virginia  coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order. “Historic day,” his boss wrote back. “There’s still some good in America,” McDonald responded. Just before midnight, he said he could barely believe it. “The people have … Continue reading

Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’
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Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’

Virginians went to the polls Tuesday with 13 electoral votes at stake in the presidential election and to decide several House seats. Here are the voices of some of those voters. ___ This election is a crossroads for mountain communities, said Doug Ratliff, a 67-year-old businessman in Richlands, an Appalachian town in rural southwestern Virginia, … Continue reading

Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of House control
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Dems fall short as GOP wins 2 more years of House control

Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and Colorado that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own. Democrats who’d envisioned potentially big gains in suburban and ethnically diverse districts instead were on … Continue reading

The Latest: Richmond mayoral race hinges on absentee ballots
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The Latest: Richmond mayoral race hinges on absentee ballots

The Latest on Election Day 2016 in Virginia (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Wednesday The results of the Richmond mayoral race could not be determined early Wednesday as the city counted absentee ballots that could impact the front runner’s slim lead. But it appeared that disgraced former lawmaker Joe Morrissey was out of the running, … Continue reading

Kaine wraps up whirlwind campaign at home in Virginia
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Kaine wraps up whirlwind campaign at home in Virginia

In the last three months, Tim Kaine has crisscrossed the country, been taunted by WikiLeaks, dropped in on a World Series game, attended his high school reunion with Secret Service agents in tow, rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, posed for untold number of selfies, played harmonica for millions of TV watchers, and spawned … Continue reading

Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official
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Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official

Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator who sued them for $7.5 million over a discredited story about a gang rape at a fraternity house, a federal jury said Friday. The 10-member jury in Charlottesville sided with administrator Nicole Eramo, who claimed the article portrayed her as a … Continue reading