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Romney bashes Obama during stop in West Virginia coal country

Mitt Romney bashed President Obama in West Virginia coal country Tuesday to stir up support for three Republican hopefuls as the GOP seeks to win a U.S. Senate race that could help tip the Democratic chamber in the GOP's favor.

Special election Tuesday to determine balance of power in state Senate

The candidates are Republican Ben Chafin, Democrat Mike Hymes, and Independent Rick Mullins.

Witness describes outbursts by ex-governor's wife

Another defense witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption trial has described McDonnell's wife as difficult and prone to angry outbursts.

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Investigators hope to solve 30-year-old murder of Virginia state trooper

Federal, state and local law enforcement are hoping to crack open a 30-year-old unsolved murder case involving a Virginia state trooper.

Smithsonian adds LGBT history, 'Will and Grace' to museum collection

The Smithsonian is adding hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects to its collection to document the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, including dozens of items from the popular TV sitcom "Will and Grace."

Week 4 of McDonnell trial begins

Witness: Ex-governor sought no favors for donor

A cabinet secretary for Bob McDonnell tells jurors she wasn't instructed to give preferential treatment to the owner of a dietary supplement company at the heart of the former governor's ongoing corruption trial.

Court ruling

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Delay responses filed in Virginia gay marriage case

The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Court ruling

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Virginia Supreme Court elects new chief justice

Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen Justice Donald W. Lemons to serve as chief justice.

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