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Crowds flock to see 'woman in black' in Winchester

Thu Jul 31, 2014

A woman dressed all in black has appeared in Winchester, Va., onlookers have crowded around her as she visited a local banker. A curious public has crashed the local police department's website. And police she just wants to be left alone. Full Story

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Reston's link to Ebola, nearly 25 years later

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The hemorrhagic disease is half a world away, but when scientists study Ebola and how it spreads, they often look to Reston. Full Story

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Virginia Beach: 5 free things for visitors to do

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Virginia Beach is no generic beach town. It's the largest city in Virginia, which means there are plenty of things to do throughout the year for free. Full Story

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Costs for higher education in Virginia rise

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. Full Story

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Golfers to go big to support Wounded Warriors

Thu Jul 31, 2014

On Monday, Aug. 11, the World's Largest Golf Outing will be held simultaneously at more than 120 courses across 26 states, benefiting injured service men and women. Full Story

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First opponent to Chuck Kuhn's proposed Loudoun heliport now a heliport supporter

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Months before Chuck Kuhn submitted his request to install a heliport on his 540-acre Purcellville-area farm, a neighbor fired off an email to Loudoun County slamming the idea. Full Story

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy -- and pollution. Full Story

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Man fatally shot after striking Va. police vehicle

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Bedford County police say an officer has fatally shot a man who led him on a chase in which the suspect struck a police cruiser. Full Story

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Virginia swimmer fights bacteria eating away at his leg

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Doctors say a Stafford, Virginia man will be able to keep his leg after contracting dangerous bacteria while swimming in the Potomac River. Full Story

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Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company. Full Story

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Psychiatric exam ordered for teen slaying suspect

Thu Jul 31, 2014

A 16-year-old boy charged in adult court in the assault of a young girl and the killing of her 8-year-old brother has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Full Story

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The man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family's oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer. Full Story

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Grants available for vets, minority farmers in Va.

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Grants are being made available for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans in Virginia who are new to farming and ranching. Full Story

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Silver Line riders logged more than 30K trips Monday

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Metro riders made more than 30,000 trips along the Silver Line Monday, the first weekday of commuter service for the new line. Full Story

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Supervisors seal deal for Silver Line garage at Va. 28

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a contract that lets building get underway on the Silver Line's next parking structure. Full Story

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Prada opens Thursday at Tysons Galleria

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tysons Galleria will count Prada among its list of luxury brand names come Thursday. Full Story

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VCU study: Do kids eat or trash healthy lunch items?

Wed Jul 30, 2014

You can lead a kid to veggies, fruits and whole grains, but you can't make a kid eat them. But a Virginia Commonwealth University professor wants to find out how many kids are eating the healthy school lunch options. Full Story