McAuliffe signs bills to continue fighting opioid epidemic
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McAuliffe signs bills to continue fighting opioid epidemic

Focus on prescribing and help for recovery Richmond – Governor Terry McAuliffe signed several bills on Feb. 23 that will help fight the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose. “Abuse of opioids continues to kill Virginians,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We recognize that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing, and our proposals for this … Continue reading

President Moore issues statement on travel ban
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President Moore issues statement on travel ban

February 20, 2017 To the University Community: The White House issued a Presidential Executive Order (“Executive Order”) on January 27, 2017, which impacts members of the Norfolk State University Community.  The Executive Order suspends the “entry into the United States” for 90 days (and possibly longer) to nationals from seven countries:  Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, … Continue reading

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

Democratic candidate apologizes for Sept. 11 comparison
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Democratic candidate apologizes for Sept. 11 comparison

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello is apologizing for comparing President Donald Trump’s victory to the attacks in the United States on Sept. 11. Perriello said Trump’s election was “a little bit like, you know, a political and constitutional September 11” during a recent campaign stop. The comments were recorded and … Continue reading

Dominion solar investment in Virginia approaches $1 billion
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Dominion solar investment in Virginia approaches $1 billion

Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers. Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages. “Our company has made a major commitment to develop significant blocks of solar generation to meet customers’ energy needs going … Continue reading

Lawyers for Virginia challenging Trump travel ban in court
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Lawyers for Virginia challenging Trump travel ban in court

Lawyers for the state of Virginia are challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, arguing in federal court that his seven-nation travel ban violates the Constitution and is the result of “animus toward Muslims.” Michael Kelly, a spokesman for Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, said Friday’s hearing in a federal court in a Washington, … Continue reading

Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’
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Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, he was thinking about history. “The towering judges that have served in this particular seat on the Supreme Court, including Antonin Scalia and Robert Jackson, are much in my mind at this moment,” … Continue reading

US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months
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US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AP) — Forces fighting the Islamic State group should be able to retake the IS-held cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria within the next six months, according to the top U.S. commander in Iraq. On a tour north of Baghdad Wednesday, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said “within … Continue reading

Cyprus: UN Security Council has role in reunification talks
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Cyprus: UN Security Council has role in reunification talks

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.N. Security Council member states must take part in a future summit aiming to remove a key stumbling block to a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, the island’s government spokesman said Monday. Nicos Christodoulides told The Associated Press that Security Council members have expressed their readiness to “actively and effectively take … Continue reading

Israeli leader presses UK to impose new sanctions on Iran
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Israeli leader presses UK to impose new sanctions on Iran

LONDON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to follow the American administration and impose new sanctions on Iran over a recent missile test. The two leaders met at 10 Downing St. for talks British officials tried to focus on boosting trade ties between the two countries … Continue reading

Turkey hit by 2 magnitude 5.3 quakes; 11 villages damaged
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Turkey hit by 2 magnitude 5.3 quakes; 11 villages damaged

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 5.3 jolted Turkey’s northern Aegean Sea coast on Monday Feb. 6, 2017,  damaging dozens of homes in 11 villages and injuring at least five people, officials said. The first quake, which was centered beneath the Aegean off the coast of the town of Ayvacik in … Continue reading

Travel ban lifted but for how long? Court must decide
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Travel ban lifted but for how long? Court must decide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota are telling a federal appeals court that restoring President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would “unleash chaos again.” The filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came early Monday Feb. 6, 2017 after the White House … Continue reading

NSU baseball picked to win MEAC North, 7 on preseason All-MEAC teams
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NSU baseball picked to win MEAC North, 7 on preseason All-MEAC teams

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State University baseball team was picked to win its third consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division title and seven Spartans were selected to the preseason All-MEAC team as the league released its preseason predictions on Friday. In voting by league head coaches and sports information directors, pitcher siblings Jonathan and … Continue reading

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Immigration advocates win and lose

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia colleges won’t be forced to give federal authorities sensitive details about students who may be undocumented immigrants, after a legislative subcommittee killed a bill opposed by immigration advocates. However, another panel killed legislation that immigration advocates had wanted: It would have allowed eligible undocumented students to pay in-state college tuition. … Continue reading