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Police resume search for missing Virginia student

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. Full Story

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Va. man dies in paragliding accident

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Virginia State Police say a man has died in a paragliding accident south of Chesapeake. Full Story

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Fitting Fairfax into Washington's Olympic plans

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Fairfax County may be a viable location for many Olympic venues, training centers and athlete and press housing. Full Story

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Va. attorney general sues major banks for $1.1B

Tue Sep 16, 2014

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. Full Story

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Apartment concierge busted for burgling booze

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The concierge at a Courthouse apartment building has been arrested and charged with stealing booze from residents' apartments. Full Story

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Toll testing begins along future 95 Express Lanes

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Road tests have begun on new electronic tolling equipment along the future 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia. Full Story

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Metro: some to wait longer for weekend trains

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Metro says riders on some lines will wait longer for trains this weekend and that only the silver line is unaffected. Full Story

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Kidney donor's brain studied, could shed light on compassion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

In 2000, Harold Mintz gave the ultimate gift: He became the first person in the Washington area to donate a kidney to a stranger. Now, his generous act is being studied by researchers, eager to shed light on his compassionate behavior. Full Story

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Online grocer Relay Foods to expand Va. operations

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Online grocer Relay Foods is planning to invest more than $710,000 to expand its operations in Richmond, creating 75 jobs. Full Story

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Most livable cities? Arlington is No. 3

Mon Sep 15, 2014

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US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. Full Story

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Police: U.Va. student missing

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Charlottesville police are searching for a missing University of Virginia student who hasn't been heard from since early Saturday morning. Full Story

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Report: 30 percent of Va. schools come up short

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. Full Story

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Va. hospitals lament limited health care expansion

Tue Sep 16, 2014

With an expansion of Medicaid in Virginia all but pronounced dead, the state's hospitals and health care systems are bracing for tough decisions on how to balance their budgets. Full Story

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Supreme Court to hear UPS pregnancy case

Tue Sep 16, 2014

UPS has maintained its policy is "pregnancy neutral," but Lorton resident Peggy Young appealed to the Supreme Court, and the high court has agreed to hear her case in December. Full Story

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Police arrest man for Potomac Mills abduction

Wed Sep 17, 2014

Prince William County police say they have arrested the man who strangled and tried to abduct a woman in a parking lot near Potomac Mills Mall in March. Full Story