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House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.

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Rob Ford has cancer, to begin chemotherapy

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford soon will begin chemotherapy to treat a rare and aggressive cancer, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in the city said Wednesday.

Dr. Zane Cohen said Ford has a malignant…

Rob Ford

Medicaid debate resumes in Richmond

As lawmakers return to Richmond a new poll suggests a majority of Virginians support Medicaid expansion.

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Obama: US must back partners against ISIS

The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by his top general that option is something the Pentagon could consider.

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Student ordered to change 'Virginity Rocks' T-shirt

A junior high school made a teenager girl change out of a T-shirt at school this week because the school said it contained sexual content.

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Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his use of the term "Shylock," which some consider anti-Semitic, was "a poor choice of words."

His statement came a day after the national director of…

Joe Biden file

Latest Benghazi committee starts work

Two years after the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, many Republicans still have unanswered questions about security issues related to the incident. But the…

House Benghazi Select Committee hearing

ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

The production is slick. The imagery: ominous. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is out with a new video from its Al Hayat Media Center.

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Hurdle removed for passing ISIS vote

For conservatives conflicted over how to vote on a major measure Wednesday that would fund the federal government and authorize the president to arm Syrian rebels, their decision might have…

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Why is the U.S. nervous about Scottish vote?

Faced with the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't take sides, keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting dragged…

Scotland independence vote

Poll shows Virginians support Medicaid expansion but worry about costs

As the General Assembly prepares for a special session, a new poll says 61 percent of Virginia voters support expanding Medicaid to cover more Virginians who lack health insurance.  However,…

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General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked down by the White House.

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

Ware in line for Roanoke Valley judgeship

State lawmakers are scheduled to interview judicial candidates on Wednesday in Richmond. It now appears that former Roanoke Delegate Onzlee Ware is in line to fill the vacancy created by the…

Onzlee Ware

House leaders lobby members on ISIS vote

A day before the House votes on whether to give President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, leaders of both political parties are working the phones and…

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Virginia attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is suing some of the world's largest banks for $1.15 billion in damages related to the housing market crash.

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Souls to the Polls program starts in Lynchburg

A new state law requires all Virginians to show photo ID's at the polls before voting. Churches in Lynchburg are teaming up to help people who don't have those identification cards.

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US ramping up Ebola effort

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and…

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Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip.

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Governor McAuliffe releases details on budget cut agreement

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has released details on budget cuts for the next two years.

Governor Terry McAuliffe with Republican leaders at a state budget news conference

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone."

Allies and partners of the United States, Obama…

ISIS militants and tank
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House gives military authority to train, arm...

Rob Ford

Rob Ford has cancer, to begin chemotherapy

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Medicaid debate resumes in Richmond

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Obama: US must back partners against ISIS

Virginity rocks t-shirt

Student ordered to change 'Virginity Rocks'...

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Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

House Benghazi Select Committee hearing

Latest Benghazi committee starts work

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ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama speech

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Hurdle removed for passing ISIS vote

Scotland independence vote

Why is the U.S. nervous about Scottish vote?

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Poll shows Virginians support Medicaid...

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

Onzlee Ware

Ware in line for Roanoke Valley judgeship

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House leaders lobby members on ISIS vote

Court ruling

Virginia attorney general sues major banks for...

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Souls to the Polls program starts in Lynchburg

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US ramping up Ebola effort

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Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Governor Terry McAuliffe with Republican leaders at a state budget news conference

Governor McAuliffe releases details on budget...

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Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

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