Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists
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Governor hosts luncheon for college journalists

by Tiana K. Allen On Feb. 1, Virginia Governor Terrance McAuliffe hosted a luncheon, alongside Virginia’s Secretary of Education Dr. Dietra Trent, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion where he spoke with several college newspaper journalists regarding Virginia’s job opportunities, President Trump’s new immigration policy and many other topics. He said that he’s had great success in … Continue reading

Senators try to speed up deployment of self-driving cars
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Senators try to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two senators said Monday, Feb 13, 2017 they’re launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment of the vehicles on the nation’s roads. Republican John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and … Continue reading

Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules
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Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s rules on the environment, gun ownership and financial disclosure as they look to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during the Democrat’s presidency. House Republicans are expected to vote Wednesday, Feb. 2, to scuttle a new regulation … Continue reading

Trump’s election energizes Congressional Black Caucus
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Trump’s election energizes Congressional Black Caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who overwhelmingly supported his history-making campaign and administration. But with Obama set to … 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

Gulf states hit back at Sept. 11 Saudi lawsuit legislation
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Gulf states hit back at Sept. 11 Saudi lawsuit legislation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of six Gulf Arab countries expressed “deep concern” Monday over a bill passed by the U.S. Congress that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over the attacks. The head of the Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdullatif al-Zayani, said in … Continue reading

GOP faces choices on Zika, shutdown, impeaching IRS chief
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GOP faces choices on Zika, shutdown, impeaching IRS chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ Republican leaders face decisions on averting a federal shutdown, containing the Zika virus and impeaching the head of the IRS, with approaching elections pressuring the GOP to avoid doing anything that could damage its standing with voters. House Republicans were meeting behind closed doors Wednesday to hash out strategy on those … Continue reading

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo
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Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is running out of time and options to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, so officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible and considering novel legal strategies that include allowing some men to strike plea deals by video-teleconference. Another option would be to send … Continue reading

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says “there shouldn’t be a panic on this.” The virus is spreading rapidly through Latin America. While most people experience either mild or … Continue reading