Virginia

Darius Swann, who fought for school integration, dies at 95

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A man whose challenge to the notion of segregated public schools helped spark the use of busing to integrate schools has died at his Virginia home.Read more

Unlikely friendship after political candidate helps pay medical debt of man who sent racist tweets

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When a man sent political candidate Qasim Rashid anti-Muslim tweets, Rashid responded by donating to the man's GoFundMe. An unlikely friendship ensued.Read more

'I sing in or out of uniform': Police officer wows with soulful gospel song

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School resource officer Mervin Mayo stopped by his church after work for some "praise and worship." Listen to his powerful vocals, which have moved thousands online...Read more


Virginia bans conversion therapy for minors

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Gov. Ralph Northam signed the measure into law Tuesday. It bans licensed therapists and counselors from subjecting minors to the practice.Read more

2 Hoosier cities included in 'hardest working' list

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Wallet Hub's review looked at employment rate, average weekly work hours, commute time, unused vacation time and other factors.Read more

Firm wants to recover the Titanic's iconic telegraph machine

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The salvage firm that's plucked silverware and china from the wreckage of the Titanic now wants to recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Machine.Read more

Virginia Beach fisherman catches record-breaking 700-pound tuna

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Jake Hiles reeled in the new Virginia state record Bluefin over the weekend.Read more

Bear 'foster mom' raises cub saved by dog

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An orphaned black bear cub was placed with a foster mother this week after the baby was rescued by a pet dog. Read more

Virginia mother who abducted her 4 children arrested in Hendricks County

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A Virginia mother was arrested in Plainfield Wednesday morning after she reportedly abducted her four children in August.Read more


Virginia Senate passes bill for schools to provide menstrual products

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The bill was passed unanimously in the Senate with a vote of 40-0. It requires public schools to offer free tampons and pads in their bathrooms.Read more

Advocates want legislature to make Virginia an 'abortion safe haven'

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A Virginia Senate committee passed that bill Thursday, a day after a House committee advanced that chamber's version.Read more