Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education
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Sen. Tim Kaine discusses education standards and sexual assault education

Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine spoke to the Spartan Echo on current issues relevant to education nationwide. Senator Kaine touched on many topics including his current works in the U.S. Senate, as well as campus safety, sexual assaults, and upcoming revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act. The senate is expected to pass the Every Student … Continue reading

Redskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III
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Redskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Despite Robert Griffin III’s history of injuries and moves in and out of the lineup, the Washington Redskins plan to exercise the quarterback’s fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season. New general manager Scot McCloughan opened his pre-draft news conference Monday by saying the Redskins will inform the NFL ahead of … Continue reading

Orioles’ game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns
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Orioles’ game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles’ home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night’s game between the Orioles and White … Continue reading

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Maryland man arrested in death of FBI police officer in Va.

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in the Virginia shooting death of a police officer responsible for providing security to the FBI. Stafford County sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy says 26-year-old Antoine Gray Johnson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was charged with first-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of … Continue reading

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Remains found during search for missing Longwood student

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing Longwood University student have found human remains in Southampton County. Norfolk police tell media outlets that the remains were discovered Thursday morning outside a residence in Franklin. The remains will be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and to determine the … Continue reading

U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’
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U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’

A University of Virginia fraternity will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party, a spokesman said. Virginia has the oldest student-run honor code in the country, which prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those … Continue reading

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Va. attorney general defers to board on college closing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general is not stepping into the pitched battle over the planned closing of Sweet Briar College. Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the decision to close lies with the private women’s college board of directors, not with the state. Unless the board acted improperly or violated its duties, it … Continue reading