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UPDATE 3-Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks. UPDATE 3-Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks.
(Adds protest in front of White House, planned Trump meeting) PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill that he ...
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Jewish Remark From Virginia GOP Committeeman Prompts Rebuke. Jewish Remark From Virginia GOP Committeeman Prompts Rebuke.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Republican leaders in Virginia are seeking the resignation of a member of the party's state central committee after he suggested he would not vote for a Jewish candidate. Virginia GOP Chairman John Whitbeck said committee member Fredy Burgos should resign, and he told The Washington Post on Monday that efforts are underway to remove him if he won't. In a Facebook post, Bu...
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Northern Virginia have turned the state that housed the capital of the Confederate States of America. Northern Virginia have turned the state that housed the capital of the Confederate States of America.
Few states have played more central roles than Virginia has in the development of a young nation, and few have evolved as dramatically, socially and economically, in modern times. BOSTON - AUGUST 29: Pedestrians walk through the intersection of Arch and Franklin Streets in Boston on Aug. 29, 2016. Boston Transportation Department is experimenting with widening sidewalks to create a plaza at the...
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Primera Air Launches Service From Dulles to London. Primera Air Launches Service From Dulles to London.
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A Latvian airline is launching nonstop service connecting Washington, D.C., to London. Dulles International Airport, located outside the District of Columbia, announced Thursday that Primera Air will run five nonstop flights a week each way between Dulles and London's Stanstead Airport beginning in August. The airport says Primera will offer travelers a low-fare option....
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Driving trip from Durham, NC - Virginia -Washington DC. Driving trip from Durham, NC - Virginia -Washington DC.
I am looking for all your suggestions At the end of July, we will go to Duke university to pickup my daughter who will finish summer school over there. Then we will drive up to Washington IAD airport to return home town. total is 6 days. The first day, we will spend some time at Duke university to visit the campus, and then will head to Charlottesville to visist University of Virginia and Th...
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Snow likely this week across Northern Virginia. Snow likely this week across Northern Virginia.
Light snow is expected to move into the region Tuesday night and may create hazardous conditions for the Wednesday morning commute. Most of the region will see 1-2 inches through Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Heavier amounts are possible around Fredericksburg and Culpeper. “If this threat does materialize during the Wednesday morning rush-hour, many roads coul...
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DC deep freeze: Bone-chilling temps blast region, close schools. DC deep freeze: Bone-chilling temps blast region, close schools.
WASHINGTON — After the D.C. region was slathered in ice and snow, authorities warn of blustery winds and bone-chilling temperatures that have plunged the area into a deep freeze Friday morning and closed or delayed a number of major local school systems. Frigid temperatures have also caused a water main break that’s already making for a messy commute. Storm Team 4 meteorologists say that the sy...
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If Virginia history stands, 2018 could be the year Democrats expand Medicaid. If Virginia history stands, 2018 could be the year Democrats expand Medicaid.
Policy goals that Virginian Democrats have championed for years, including gun control and expanding the federal Medicaid program, have made little headway in a state legislature that has been controlled by Republicans since the late ’90s. But that could change. The two parties may find themselves evenly split in the House of Delegates, giving the Democrats’ proposals a chance to make it furthe...
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McAuliffe rights restoration official will stay on under Northam. McAuliffe rights restoration official will stay on under Northam.
A state official who helps oversee felon rights restoration, one of outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature policy efforts, will continue in that role under Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, the Northam transition team announced Thursday. At a news conference at the Capitol, Northam said Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson, a Richmond native, Virginia Commonwealth University graduate and fo...
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DC area’s first snowfall of the season. DC area’s first snowfall of the season.
WASHINGTON — The D.C. area is receiving its first dose of winter weather. Snowfall began Friday in Southern Maryland and the Northern Neck area of Virginia. On Saturday, D.C. also welcomed a bit of snow and is expecting around 2 inches. D.C. hasn’t had a measurable snowfall in December since 2013. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) Snow falling on the Chain Bridge over the Potomac River in D.C. (WTOP/Dave...
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